Rescale, IonQ Launch Partnership to Accelerate Hybrid Quantum Computing

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  • Rescale announced it is partnering with IonQ to merge cloud computing with quantum computing.
  • The company said its infrastructure acts as the springboard for IonQ’s technology.
  • The companies hope to forge a new path to tackle challenges facing product development, healthcare, life sciences, financial services, materials research and logistics optimization.

PRESS RELEASE — Following the 2024 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in DavosRescale, the leader in high performance computing (HPC) built for the cloud to accelerate engineering innovation and scientific discovery, announced it is teaming with quantum computing leader IonQ to merge the raw processing power of accelerated cloud computing with the unique problem-solving potential of quantum computing. This partnership forges a new path to tackle the most intricate challenges facing product development, healthcare, life sciences, financial services, materials research, logistics optimization, and national research labs.

Rescale’s expertise in cloud-based accelerated computing along with its catalog of over 1,000 turnkey R&D applications provide the foundation for this potent collaboration. The Rescale platform streamlines access to cutting-edge high performance computing infrastructure and a broad selection of application software, empowering scientists and engineers to push the boundaries of simulation and AI-driven innovation.

Rescale’s robust and scalable infrastructure acts as the springboard for IonQ’s groundbreaking quantum technology. IonQ’s advanced quantum computers, like the 29-qubit IonQ Forte, unlock solutions previously deemed impossible. By tapping into the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics, these machines can tackle complex calculations in a fraction of the time taken by traditional computers. This opens doors to groundbreaking discoveries in areas like scientific research and engineering product development.

Beyond the technical and scientific know-how that each organization brings to the market, IonQ and Rescale will partner to bring quantum computing capabilities to customers for the development of hybrid (classical and quantum) solutions – a crucial cornerstone to unlock the full business potential of quantum-enabled value creation.

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“Through seamlessly blending the largest full-stack integrated R&D capabilities and AI-powered computational workflows on Rescale with IonQ’s cutting-edge quantum technology, we are embarking on a journey to accelerate engineering innovations and discover new science,” said Joris Poort, CEO of Rescale. “This partnership not only accelerates R&D in fields such as engineering product development and life sciences exploration, but it creates a collaborative ecosystem where the boundaries of innovation are productively explored by the world’s leading scientists.”

“In our partnership with Rescale, we are exploring new ground in the realm of hybrid quantum computing,” said Rima Alameddine, Chief Revenue Officer at IonQ. “IonQ’s cutting-edge quantum computers, coupled with Rescale’s R&D platform, form a dynamic duo poised to revolutionize how we approach healthcare, life sciences, financial services, and address national security challenges. This collaboration is about more than accelerating computer power; it’s also about bringing the best of high performance computing, AI, and quantum computing to solve complex intractable problems and unlock unprecedented possibilities.”

The synergy between Rescale and IonQ goes beyond mere hardware and software. Their partnership fosters a collaborative environment where scientific expertise, computational power, and quantum know-how converge. This unique ecosystem empowers researchers to explore uncharted territories in healthcare, life sciences, and national security, propelling them towards breakthroughs that could redefine the future.

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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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