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Quantum for Researchers

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

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    An unmatched environment for advancing research

    IBM Quantum works closely with researchers at universities and laboratories worldwide to advance the field of quantum computing. To date, IBM Quantum Network members have published more than 675 papers in quantum information science – a list that grows with every passing week. Construct experiments at the circuit level with Qiskit or build, optimize, and execute them at scale with Qiskit Runtime, and run them on our fleet on 20+ high-performance quantum systems.

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    Premium Plan

    Access our most powerful core and exploratory systems with shorter wait times and hands on service. Create and execute quantum programs at scale with Qiskit Runtime. Gain hands-on support and training — as well as curated access to the best minds in quantum computing via membership to the IBM Quantum Network.

    Current Premium Plan systems:

    • 27-qubit Falcon (core)
    • 27-qubit Falcon (exploratory)
    • 127-qubit Eagle (exploratory)

    Pay-As-You-Go Plan

    Access our more advanced systems on an as-needed basis, and pay only for the quantum compute time you use.

    • Access our more advanced systems on an as-needed basis, and pay only for the quantum compute time you use.
    • Access our most advanced core systems: 27-qubit Falcon R5 processors
    • Pay $1.60 per runtime second with a credit card or IBM Cloud credits
    • Build circuits in IBM Quantum Composer, IBM Quantum Lab, and Qiskit
    • Build, define, and run large workloads using Qiskit Runtime

    Open Plan

    Run your first quantum circuits for free on cloud simulators and real quantum systems. Take advantage of the same feature-rich tools included in our Premium Plan.

    • Use free cloud simulators (Statevector, MPS, Stabilizer)
    • Access real 7-qubit and 5-qubit QPUs
    • Build circuits in IBM Quantum Composer, IBM Quantum Lab, and Qiskit
    • Execute workloads more efficiently in Qiskit Runtime

    Join our Researcher Program

    Established researchers in the field of quantum information science can apply to gain a number of benefits designed to support advanced inquiry.

    Benefit from priority access to open systems via the fair-share queue, access to advanced systems usually reserved for industrial clients, pulse level control, and the ability to reserve sole access to systems through the dedicated mode queue.

    Members join the IBM Quantum Network ecosystem of laboratories, universities, and industry partners. Take advantage of our in-house and Network community expertise, and become part of a flourishing quantum community.

    Applicants must have published at least one paper in the field of quantum information science.

    CERN x IBM QuantumCERN is using IBM Quantum’s cloud-enabled quantum computing to explore new ways of hunting hidden patterns in their data
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    Unparalleled performance

    Our 20+ quantum systems make up the most powerful fleet of quantum computers in the world.

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