Today, we are announcing the roadmap that we think will take us from the noisy, small-scale devices of today to the million-plus qubit devices of the future. We are currently developing a suite of increasingly larger and better chips, with a 1,000-qubit-plus chip, called IBM Quantum Condor, targeted for the end of 2023.
Back in 2018, the National Quantum Initiative was signed into law, and today, the US Department of Energy announced millions in funding to support multidisciplinary Quantum Information Science Research Centers. We believe that these Centers closely align with our vision for the technological development of quantum computing here in the United States, both in the research that they carry out as well as the resulting national quantum ecosystem that they create.
The Qiskit Optimization module is one of the initial steps towards our vision for creating a programming environment where the intricacies of the underlying technology are no longer a concern to users. They simply run their programs in any language, and a smooth ballet of technology ensues.
Six months after the first Quantum Volume 32 demonstration, IBM now hosts eight quantum computing systems that cross the QV32 performance threshold. Six of these are completely new systems: three 27-qubit Falcons and three 5-qubit Canaries.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the IBM Quantum Challenge! You ran a total of 5,054,517,692 quantum circuits over four days - contributing to more than 1 billion circuit executions per day across our 18 quantum systems.
As we approach the fourth anniversary of the IBM Quantum Experience, we invite you to celebrate with us by participating in the IBM Quantum Challenge. Whether you are already a member of the community, or this challenge is your first quantum experiment, the Challenge's four exercises will improve your understanding of quantum circuits. We hope you also have fun as you put your skills to test. The IBM Quantum Challenge begins at 9:00 a.m. US Eastern on May 4, and ends 8:59:59 a.m. US Eastern on May 8.
The IBM Quantum team is committed to making our science more approachable by investing heavily in the education to support this growing community and establishing the emerging technology as the next generation of computing. We need more students, educators, developers, and domain experts with “quantum ready” skills. This is why our team is proud to release new educational resources and tools while also increasing the capacity and capability of our IBM Quantum systems.
We’re introducing a number of significant enhancements to the IBM Q Experience quantum cloud services and software platform.
Quantum computers are extremely susceptible to “noise” from their environment – which leads to errors in the computation.
Computation, or information processing, has become ubiquitous in our society. Everywhere you look it has an impact on our lives, from making everyday tasks such as communicating easier, to opening new avenues of exploration, and allowing us to solve problems we would never have dreamed possible. Computation, as is generally contained in your phone, or […]