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At the Q2B 2019 Conference in San Jose, IBM announced that Stanford University’s Q-Farm (Quantum Fundamentals, Architectures, and Machines) initiative, a collaborative with the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has joined the IBM Q Network. As a member organization, Q-FARM plans to collaborate with IBM to accelerate joint research in quantum computing and develop curricula to help prepare students for careers that will be influenced by this next era of computing across science and business.
Along with other Network members, Stanford Q-Farm will have access to IBM’s fleet of quantum computing systems, including 20-qubit and 53-qubit commercial devices within the IBM Quantum Computation Center.
The Stanford Q-Farm joins more than 80 IBM Q Network organizations around the world, working to advance quantum computing technology. This year alone, the network expanded its joint research efforts with dozens of leading universities to conduct exploratory scientific research in the US and Asia, Africa, and Europe. The organizations have access to IBM’s expertise and resources, including quantum systems, Qiskit software, and developer tools to educate, and explore practical applications.
Academic Research to Transform the Future of Computing
IBM’s Silicon Valley-based researchers are also working with Stanford to advance science and technology in other areas, including a recent effort to develop a smart flow reactor as a tool for accelerating the discovery, design and development of new medicines and materials, as well as the recent announcement that IBM Research is the first founding corporate partner of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) to advance AI research, education, policy and practice that improve how we live, work, play and learn.