Quantum for Research

Quantum computers empower researchers to tackle problems that once seemed unsolvable.

Overview

Our unmatched quantum computing fleet now supports research at dozens of top-tier global scientific institutions.

This technology can unlock new approaches to stubborn problems. Access IBM Quantum hardware over the cloud, or via dedicated quantum systems.

Why quantum for research?

Collaborate wtih scientific researchers

Join the IBM Quantum Network ecosystem of laboratories, universities, and industry partners. Members take advantage of unique proprietary tools and our in-house expertise, and become part of a flourishing quantum community.

Access advanced hardware and software tools

IBM takes a full-stack approach to quantum computing. For you, that means access to the best hardware together with extensive software tools and cloud services to drive your research.

Access industrial quantum tools

Get research done faster, with exclusive free access to our advanced systems, pulse level control, and a larger share of the fair-share queue.

Benefits

Gain exclusive access to industrial-scale quantum systems

Researchers whose work touches quantum information science may access specialized IBM Quantum services reserved for our closest partners.

If you are not ready to apply*, you can still access our open quantum computing systems available IBM Cloud. Everyone can run programs and algorithms with our leading quantum services and cloud programming.

Join a private global slack channel of quantum researchers.

Get priority access to open systems via the fair-share queue.

Run programs on advanced systems with greater quantum volume, not available to the public.

Gain pulse level control of those exclusive systems to optimize gates and conduct hardware-level research.

Reserve sole access to systems through the dedicated mode queue.

Run programs on advanced systems with greater quantum volume, not available to the public.

*Research program applicants must have published at least one paper in the field of quantum information science.

Case study

The quest to understand what sews the universe together

CERN is using IBM Quantum’s cloud-enabled quantum computing to explore new ways of hunting hidden patterns in their data. Those patterns encode secrets about the nature of the universe, but many of them are likely undetectable classical computers. Quantum computers may extend the horizon of discovery.

CERN is using IBM Quantum’s cloud-enabled quantum computing to explore new ways of hunting hidden patterns in their data. Those patterns encode secrets about the nature of the universe, but many of them are likely undetectable classical computers. Quantum computers may extend the horizon of discovery.

Resources

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