IBM makes quantum announcements

IBM announced at IBM Quantum Summit new breakthrough advancements in quantum hardware and software, as well as its vision for quantum-centric supercomputing.

These include the Osprey 433-quantum bit (qubit) processor, which can run complex quantum circuits beyond what any classical computer would ever be capable of; the beta update of Qiskit Runtime, which lets a user trade speed for reduced error count with a simple option in the API; and the IBM Quantum System Two which is modular and flexible, enabling multiple processors to be combined into a single system with communication links.

The new quantum safe technology enables technology providers to protect their systems and data against a potential future quantum computer capable of decrypting today’s security standards.

German conglomerate Bosch has joined the IBM Quantum Network to explore a variety of quantum use cases. Other recent additions to the network include Vodafone, Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale and uptownBasel. They join more than 200 organisations with access to the world’s largest fleet of more than 20 quantum computers accessible over the cloud.

“The new 433 qubit Osprey processor brings us a step closer to the point where quantum computers will be used to tackle previously unsolvable problems. We are continuously scaling up and advancing our quantum technology across hardware, software and classical integration to meet the biggest challenges of our time, in conjunction with our partners and clients worldwide. This work will prove foundational for the coming era of quantum-centric supercomputing,” said Darío Gil, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at IBM.

“As we continue to increase the scale of quantum systems and make them simpler to use, we will continue to see adoption and growth of the quantum industry. Our breakthroughs define the next wave in quantum, which we call quantum-centric supercomputing, where modularity, communication, and middleware will contribute to enhanced scaling. computation capacity, and integration of quantum and classical workflows,” said Jay Gambetta, IBM Fellow and VP of IBM Quantum.

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