Quantum Computing

IBM Q: The future is quantum

Domain Experts, Welcome to Quantum: Introducing QISKit AQUA

QISKit AQUA bridges classical, quantum computing Working with real quantum computers just got easier for experts in chemistry, artificial intelligence and optimization. Building on QISKit, our open source quantum information science kit for software development, we’ve released AQUA – Algorithms and circuits for QUantum Applications. This new open source software allows classical computer applications to […]

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Teach Me QISKit: We Have a Winner!

We announced in January four challenges and prizes to encourage people to take the quantum leap by taking advantage of the IBM Q Experience and the IBM QISKit development platform. One of those challenges, Teach Me QISKit, offered a $1,000 prize for the best interactive self-paced tutorial (based on Jupyter Notebooks) that explains a specific […]

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First IBM Q Hub in Asia to Spur Academic, Commercial Quantum Ecosystem

IBM built the first vacuum tube “supercomputer” in 1944, the Mark I. The first digital mainframe, the IBM 1401, came along 15 years later in 1959. The IBM 360 mainframe made history when it was released in 1964 but it would be another 17 years before the PC arrived – a computer that people could […]

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An Open High-Performance Simulator for Quantum Circuits

HPC Deployment of QISKit The recent surge of interest in quantum computing is largely due to the approach of “quantum advantage,” a point at which quantum computers will exceed the capabilities of the largest classical supercomputers when applied to a relevant and important application use case. Conversely, quantum computing simulation is a vital component in […]

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IBM Names 2018 Fellows, Including Four IBM Researchers

Half of IBM’s 2018 Fellows Hail from IBM Research For more than 70 years, IBM Research has defined the future of technology for IBM. Today, we lead the way forward in AI, blockchain, quantum computing and cybersecurity, thanks to critical foundational research conducted across our global labs. This defining moment in IBM’s transformation is made […]

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IBM Collaborating With Top Startups to Accelerate Quantum Computing

There’s no denying it – we’re approaching the dawn of the commercial quantum era – a formative period when quantum computing and its early use cases rapidly develop. Predictably, hype is setting in around the potential for quantum computing to impact our world, as media, VC firms, investors, and the general public continue to learn […]

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Changing the Way the World Works: IBM Research’s “5 in 5”

Each year, we showcase some of the biggest breakthroughs coming out of IBM Research’s global labs – five technologies that we believe will fundamentally reshape business and society in the next five years.

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IBM Research at Think 2018

Quantum computing, future of AI and celebrity guest speakers make up the IBM Research lineup for Think 2018, IBM’s upcoming megaconference in Las Vegas. IBM Research will be the feature of over 45 sessions at Think 2018, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 19-22. IBM’s biggest industry and innovation event of the year will […]

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Celebrating the IBM Q Experience community, and their research

The other day, my friend and colleague Jay Gambetta (who leads the theory and software teams in IBM Q, and who the MIT Tech Review referred to as a “tall, easygoing Australian”) told me there are now over 60 research publications written by members of our extended community, who used the IBM Q Experience and […]

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QISKit for quantum computation

Current quantum computation efforts are the result of a long history of scientific achievements. The initial formulation of quantum mechanics in the 1920s and 30s gave us a fundamentally new understanding of the natural world. By the 70s, it was understood that this paradigm shift can also have implications for the way we compute. This […]

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Now Open: Get quantum ready with new scientific prizes for professors, students and developers

Submissions for the IBM Q Prizes are now open: IBM Q Awards website. Whether its PCs, smartphones or quantum computers, one fact remains consistent: the recipe for success relies heavily on building an engaged and thriving ecosystem. For example, on 12 August 1981 when IBM introduced the IBM 5150 (eventually called the IBM PC) at […]

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Approximate quantum computing: from advantage to applications

Photo by IBM Fellow Charles Bennett Last week at our third Think Q conference at the Thomas J Watson Research Center, industry and academic leaders in quantum computing met to tackle questions about how to bridge the divide between the theory of quantum algorithms and practical applications that can run on today’s approximate (non-fault tolerant) […]

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