qcs-cli is the Rigetti Quantum Cloud Services command line interface (CLI). It is used for:
$ qcs The Rigetti QCS Command Line Interface (CLI) USAGE $ qcs [COMMAND] COMMANDS cancel Cancel reservations in the compute schedule. devices View available QPU devices. help display help for qcs lattices View available lattices. qmis View, create, and delete QMIs. reservations View the compute block schedule. reserve Book reservations in the compute schedule.
Every QCS User's Quantum Machine Image (QMI) comes preinstalled with the
qcs-cli. It may also be
used locally from your laptop. Installation and setup instructions may be found below.
The qcs-cli is written in typescript, which requires node and the node package manager npm to be
installed. Install both from this link. If node is already on your
machine, make sure you have version >
Run the command npm
install -g qcs-cli.
Clone this repository to your machine via the following command:
# Clone the repo and cd into it git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:rigetti/qcs-cli.git cd qcs-cli # Install qcs-cli npm install # Link the qcs command so you can type qcs npm link
The qcs-cli is ready to use to view available devices and lattices. To book and view reservations
with the qcs-cli, and to manage quantum machine images, however, you will need to authenticate as a
user. To do this, a
.qcs_config file with the following contents must be placed in the home folder
~) of your machine. The contents of
~/.qcs_config should be the following:
[Rigetti Forest] url = https://forest-server.qcs.rigetti.com user_id = <your-user-token>
user_id can be found in the
.qcs_config file in your QMI, if you have already registered
for QCS. If you haven't signed up for QCS, you can request access