IBM Opens Quantum Computation Center in New York

Lucas Cacioli   Sep 20, 2019 02:21 2 Min Read

IBM has opened the IBM Quantum Computation Center, bringing the world’s largest fleet of quantum computing systems online.  

On September 18th, IBM announced the opening of the IBM Quantum Computation Center in New York State which will house the world's largest fleet of quantum computing systems for commercial and research activity that exists outside of an experimental lab environment. 

In 2016, IBM put its very first quantum computer on the cloud. Dario Gill, Director of IBM Research said, “Our strategy, was to move quantum computing beyond isolated lab experiments conducted by a handful of organizations, into the hands of tens of thousands of users.” Since then, IBM’s global community of user have already run more than 14 million experiments on quantum computers through the cloud and published more than 200 scientific papers. 

Within one month, IBM's commercially available quantum fleet will grow to 14 systems, including a new 53-qubit quantum computer, the single largest universal quantum system made available for external access in the industry to date. On the new IBM Quantum Computation Center, Gill commented, "In order to empower an emerging quantum community of educators, researchers, and software developers that share a passion for revolutionizing computing, we have built multiple generations of quantum processor platforms that we integrate into high-availability quantum systems. We iterate and improve the performance of our systems multiple times per year and this new 53-qubit system now incorporates the next family of processors on our roadmap." 

Advances in quantum computing could open the door to future scientific discoveries such as new medicines and materials, vast improvements in the optimization of supply chains, and new ways to model financial data to make better investments.

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