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Quantinuum, IBM Leaders Say Partnership is a Win For The Quantum Ecosystem

Quantinuum, IBM partnership provides clients with greater access to IBM’s quantum computing systems. (Image: Quantinuum)

Quantinuum has partnered with IBM to expand the IBM Quantum Hub with Cambridge Quantum Computing Limited, providing clients with greater access to IBM’s quantum computing systems.

According to a company statement, the new investment and business collaboration shows how Quantinuum is poised to accelerate the development of quantum computing and innovation of quantum technologies to deliver real-world quantum-enabled solutions for some of the most intractable problems that classical computers have not been able to solve.

Quantinuum CEO Ilyas Khan said the partnership represents the company’s platform-neutral philosophy so that it can provide its customers and clients the best hardware available to explore quantum solutions.

“We are excited to expand access to IBM Quantum hardware and Qiskit, providing our clients with solutions developed for state-of-the-art quantum computing hardware. We continue to utilize a broad range of quantum processors including IBM, given their position as a leader in superconducting quantum computers, a critical and important part of the growth in the capabilities of quantum computers,” said Khan. “IBM has been a great advocate for the creation of a growing quantum ecosystem as well as an early investor in Cambridge Quantum and now Quantinuum. We look forward to opening up a wide range of possibilities to further advance quantum computing industry applications.”

On social media, Jay Gambetta, IBM Fellow and vice-president, IBM Quantum, reiterated that commitment to the quantum community.

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“We are committed to seeing quantum go from a technology to an industry and with access to hardware is the only way companies can test their ideas. looking forward to seeing what @QuantinuumQC creates,” Gambetta tweeted.

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IBM recently announced its 127-qubit processor, “Eagle,”.  IBM’s Qiskit is software that sits between quantum algorithms and the physical quantum device. Quantinuum’s tket is an advanced software development kit for the creation and execution of programs for gate-based quantum computers.

Quantinuum is a result of the combination of two leaders in the global ecosystem for quantum computing: Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum. The company’s software and hardware solutions are being used today by customers across fields and industry, including finance, health care, R&D, life sciences, biotech, chemistry, manufacturing and logistics, and defense.

IBM’s investment in Quantinuum was facilitated by IBM Ventures.


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Matt Swayne

With a several-decades long background in journalism and communications, Matt Swayne has worked as a science communicator for an R1 university for more than 12 years, specializing in translating high tech and deep tech for the general audience. He has served as a writer, editor and analyst at The Quantum Insider since its inception. In addition to his service as a science communicator, Matt also develops courses to improve the media and communications skills of scientists and has taught courses. [email protected]

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