Quantum
Computing
at
IBM

IBM Q is an industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science. This effort includes advancing the entire quantum computing technology stack and exploring applications to make quantum broadly usable and accessible.

With a worldwide network of Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, researchers, educators, and enthusiasts, we are committed to driving innovation for our clients in the IBM Q Network and the extended IBM Q Community.

quantum-computing
Quantum
Computing at
IBM

IBM Q is an industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science. This effort includes advancing the entire quantum computing technology stack and exploring applications to make quantum broadly usable and accessible.

With a worldwide network of Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, researchers, educators, and enthusiasts, we are committed to driving innovation for our clients in the IBM Q Network and the extended IBM Q Community.

Scalable Quantum Systems

At the heart of IBM Q systems is the transmon qubit. Successive generations of IBM Q processors have demonstrated the potential of superconducting transmon qubits as the basis for electrically controlled solid-state quantum computers. With a scalable approach to chip architecture and research into error correction and mitigation, IBM Q is at the forefront of developing systems with sufficient quantum volume to demonstrate advantage in real world applications.

Several IBM quantum devices are available to the public through our quantum cloud services. Users can access devices for free through the IBM Q Experience or Qiskit, and more advanced quantum systems are available to our clients in the IBM Q Network.

Scalable Quantum Systems

At the heart of IBM Q systems is the transmon qubit. Successive generations of IBM Q processors have demonstrated the potential of superconducting transmon qubits as the basis for electrically controlled solid-state quantum computers. With a scalable approach to chip architecture and research into error correction and mitigation, IBM Q is at the forefront of developing systems with sufficient quantum volume to demonstrate advantage in real world applications.

Several IBM quantum devices are available to the public through our quantum cloud services. Users can access devices for free through the IBM Q Experience or Qiskit, and more advanced quantum systems are available to our clients in the IBM Q Network.

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Scalable Quantum Systems

At the heart of IBM Q systems is the transmon qubit. Successive generations of IBM Q processors have demonstrated the potential of superconducting transmon qubits as the basis for electrically controlled solid-state quantum computers. With a scalable approach to chip architecture and research into error correction and mitigation, IBM Q is at the forefront of developing systems with sufficient quantum volume to demonstrate advantage in real world applications.

Several IBM quantum devices are available to the public through our quantum cloud services. Users can access devices for free through the IBM Q Experience or Qiskit, and more advanced quantum systems are available to our clients in the IBM Q Network.

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Full Stack
Quantum
Software

IBM Q simulators and quantum devices can be easily accessed over the cloud through Qiskit, and open-source quantum programming framework. Qiskit enables researchers, educators, developers and enthusiasts to get started with quantum programming.

Use Qiskit to detect errors, autocomplete code and create visualizations or complex quantum states. Seamlessly integrate quantum development into regular workflows using common programming languages and industry-standard development tools.

Try it out

Whether you're a researcher, developer, or are just starting out, there are many ways start working with Qiskit and IBM Q Experience. Learn more about our tools and interfaces with the following links.

Applications

IBM Q is accelerating the application of quantum computing to the most challenging problems in chemistry, optimization, and machine learning by advancing fundamental research in quantum computing, such as quantum error mitigation.

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Machine Learning

Using quantum systems to train and run machine learning algorithms could allow us to solve complex problems more quickly, potentially improving applications like disease diagnosis, fraud detection, and efficient energy management.

Machine Learning

Using quantum systems to train and run machine learning algorithms could allow us to solve complex problems more quickly, potentially improving applications like disease diagnosis, fraud detection, and efficient energy management.

IBM Q researchers are implementing new ideas for how to use the exponentially scaling memory storage of qubits and collections of qubits that can only be described as a combined whole to solve machine learning problems. Learn more about this research, and the software tools we’ve developed for near-term applications like classification, in the links below.

Materials

Simulating quantum mechanical systems is a promising early application of quantum computing. This technique can be applied to fields such as chemistry, materials science, and high energy physics.

Materials

Simulating quantum mechanical systems is a promising early application of quantum computing. This technique can be applied to fields such as chemistry, materials science, and high energy physics.

IBM scientists simulated the bonding in H2, LiH and BeH2 molecules using a quantum computer, research that was subsequently published in Nature in 2017. The release of Qiskit Aqua in 2018 enables the IBM Q community to experiment with chemistry problems by translating chemistry-specific problems into inputs for Aqua algorithms.

Optimization

Quantum computers may potentially find the best solution among varying weighted options more efficiently than classical computers, and could provide advantage in areas such as portfolio optimization, risk analysis, and Monte-Carlo-like applications.

Optimization

Quantum computers may potentially find the best solution among varying weighted options more efficiently than classical computers, and could provide advantage in areas such as portfolio optimization, risk analysis, and Monte-Carlo-like applications.

Advances in research into variational quantum algorithms could lead to the demonstration of useful quantum computation with systems of several hundred qubits, and tools like Qiskit Aqua allow researchers to experiment with optimization applications for near-term quantum systems.

Finance

In the financial service sector, many computationally intensive problems exist, such as optimization of financial portfolios or the risk analysis of such portfolios. For some of these problems, quantum computing may have the potential to achieve a significant advantage compared to classical computing.

Finance

In the financial service sector, many computationally intensive problems exist, such as optimization of financial portfolios or the risk analysis of such portfolios. For some of these problems, quantum computing may have the potential to achieve a significant advantage compared to classical computing.

IBM Q researchers are implementing new quantum algorithms that may lead to a quadratic speed-up compared to classical Monte Carlo simulation. This may allow a reduction in runtimes from overnight to near real-time or from days to hours. Learn more about this research, and the software tools we’ve developed in the links below.

Sarah Sheldon:
IBM Q + Education

Jerry Chow: Quantum
Advantage

Talia Gershon:
Quantum Computing for everyone, everywhere

Jay Gambetta:
Open sourcing quantum

Community Driven Innovation

Tens of thousands of people around the world are using IBM Q systems and Qiskit to explore the exciting world of quantum computing in collaboration with the IBM Q team of experts. Together, we're making quantum computing accessible to everyone - accelerating the pace of advancement in research institutions, industry labs, and classrooms.

Community Driven
Innovation

Tens of thousands of people around the world are using IBM Q systems and Qiskit to explore the exciting world of quantum computing in collaboration with the IBM Q team of experts. Together, we're making quantum computing accessible to everyone - accelerating the pace of advancement in research institutions, industry labs, and classrooms.

Jerry Chow: Quantum
Advantage

Talia Gershon:
Quantum Computing for everyone, everywhere

Jay Gambetta:
Open sourcing quantum

Professor Shor:
Quantum Computing Online Courses

Community Driven
Innovation

Tens of thousands of people around the world are using IBM Q systems and Qiskit to explore the exciting world of quantum computing in collaboration with the IBM Q team of experts. Together, we're making quantum computing accessible to everyone - accelerating the pace of advancement in research institutions, industry labs, and classrooms.

Jerry Chow: Quantum
Advantage

Jay Gambetta
Open sourcing quantum

Sergey Bravyi:
Quantum advantage with shallow circuits

Qiskit Developer Challenge

Alba Cervera Lierta:
Teach Me Qiskit Challenge

Dario Gil:
Quantum Computing + AI

Professor Shor:
Quantum Computing Online Courses

Lev Bishop:
Quantum Volume

EPFL Partnership:
Quantum in the classroom

Andrew Cross:
Introduction to Qiskit

Get involved

Join the IBM Q community to get access to quantum devices, development tools, and learning resources. Learn more about the different ways to connect with IBM Q, and create a free account to start using our quantum tools today.