IBM launches first quantum computing system for commercial use

Jan 22, 2019 | 90 views

IBM announced the IBM Q System One, the world's first integrated universal quantum computing system designed for scientific and commercial use, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, .

Still, Big Blue presented its plans to open its first IBM Q Quantum Computation Center for commercial customers in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA, in 2019.

Designed by scientists, systems engineers and industrial designers from IBM, Q System One has a modular and compact design optimized for stability, reliability and continuous business use. For the first time, IBM Q System One allows universal approximate superconducting quantum computers to operate beyond the boundaries of the research lab.

Just as classic computers combine several components into one integrated architecture optimized to work together, IBM is applying the same approach to quantum computing with the first integrated universal quantum computing system. The launch is comprised of several custom components that work together to serve as the most advanced cloud-based quantum computing program.

Arvind Krishna, senior vice president of the Hybrid Cloud and director of IBM Research, points out that Q System One is an important step in the commercialization of quantum computing. "" This new system is critical to expanding quantum computing beyond the walls of the lab as we work to develop practical quantum applications for business and science, "he said.

IBM Q Quantum Computation Center

The Q Quantum Computation Center will expand the IBM Q Network commercial quantum computing program, which already includes systems at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, New York. This new center will house some of the world's most advanced cloud-based quantum computing systems that will be accessible to members of the IBM Q Network, a worldwide community of leading Fortune 500 companies, startups, academic institutions, and national research labs that work with IBM to advance quantum computing and explore practical applications for business and science.