Welcome to Quantum Cloud Services

Quantum Cloud Services (QCS) is Rigetti’s quantum-first cloud computing platform. With QCS, our quantum processors (QPUs) are tightly integrated with classical computing infrastructure and made available to you over the cloud.

If you don't already have a QCS account, you can request one.

Forest SDK

The Forest SDK is a set of software tools that allows you to write quantum programs in Quil, then compile and run them via QCS or a simulator.

The SDK is comprised of the following:

  • pyQuil: A Python library for building and executing Quil programs

  • quilc: An optimizing Quil compiler

  • QVM: A quantum virtual machine (quantum computer simulator)

Try it!

You can try out the Forest SDK against a QVM with zero setup, thanks to our Binder tutorial!

When you're ready, continue on to learn how to start using QCS and the Forest SDK.