IBM Quantum Services

Get the latest, world-leading quantum programs, systems and simulators, accessible via IBM Cloud.


Run circuits 120x+ faster

Gain a significant performance increase with Qiskit Runtime, which enables IBM Quantum Services users to run more circuits and test hybrid algorithms at a much faster rate than ever before – leading to a 120X or greater performance.

Over 20 systems available

Access the most powerful quantum systems in the world. Hardware, systems, simulators, and runtimes are available through our cloud system access service, with tiers tailored to every need.

Ready-made services and APIs

Access underlying APIs and stay up-to-date with our API reference guide. Engage with the latest suite of programming tools. Get the functionality you need to drive higher quality research and scientific output.

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Where will you start?

IBM Quantum Services enables cloud access to IBM Quantum open systems or, depending on your objective, you can gain advanced or premium access.

Open Access

Want to start exploring quantum computing? Access our systems, simulators, and runtimes for free by signing up.

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Access for Researchers

Are you an expert researcher who needs access to higher performance systems for your project or paper?

Apply for Researchers program

Access for Educators

Need greater access for teaching quantum in your classroom or workshop?

Apply for Educators program

Access for Startups

Have a startup and interested in partnering with IBM Quantum or leveraging our services?

Apply for Startup program

Premium Access

Looking for either shared or dedicated system access for your organization plus tailored educational offerings?

Learn about our Accelerator program


Our roadmap to the future of quantum computing

It took classical computing decades to go from individually programmed logic gates to the sophisticated cloud-based services of today.

IBM Quantum will do the same for quantum computing in the next 3 years, empowering developers to incorporate quantum workflows delivered frictionlessly over the cloud. Don’t take our word for it – see for yourself with our development roadmap.

Quantum services case study

Taming the monster of maritime logistics

ExxonMobil plans to solve the logistical impossibility of moving the world’s cleanest-burning fuel across the globe in partnership with IBM Quantum.


Read the latest Quantum news

Stay up to date with the latest news, research and events in quantum computing.

Quantum computing research

Quantum computing opens dazzling new possibilities across research disciplines. Learn about them from world experts.

What is quantum computing?

Learn quantum computing fundamentals such as how it’s used, how it works and current applications.