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.
IBM Quantum just launched the IBM Quantum Researchers Program, which provides access to more systems and greater share of systems to do better research. Researchers with projects that require even deeper access such as microwave pulse control may apply for special awards for periods of time sufficient to complete experiments and publish papers.
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.
Today marks the release of three major steps forward in Qiskit’s Quantum Algorithms & Applications toolset.
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.
In honor of Pi Day 2020, IBM is releasing a new tutorial that explains how to estimate the value of Pi on a quantum computer.
Recent research by IBM and University of Notre Dame serves as a new use case for quantum computing, showing that qubit noise, typically an impediment to quantum computer use, can actually be an advantage over a classical computer for chemical simulations.
Our newest freely available quantum computing system takes one more step toward bringing the lab to the cloud. It features pulse-level control, and when coupled with today’s release of the new version of Qiskit (version 0.14), any IBM Quantum Experience user now has the ability to construct schedules of pulses and execute them. The role of experimental quantum physicist is now available to anyone with internet access.
We are pleased to announce our support to grow the community of quantum enthusiasts and explorers, by partnering with the Unitary Fund to provide funding for grants and priority access to certain IBM Quantum systems.
Qiskit has the flexibility to target different underlying quantum hardware with minimal additions to its code base. To demonstrate this, we have recently added support in Qiskit for trapped ion-based quantum computing devices, and enabled access to the five-qubit trapped ion device at the University of Innsbruck, hosted by Alpine Quantum Technologies.