IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to build its first quantum data center in Europe. The center will be located in Zurich, Switzerland, and is expected to be operational in 2024.
The center will be used to support IBM’s growing ecosystem of quantum users and partners. These users include researchers, developers, and businesses that are exploring the potential of quantum computing for a variety of applications.
The center will be equipped with IBM’s latest quantum hardware, including its 27-qubit Eagle system. Eagle is one of the most powerful quantum computers in the world, and it will be used to conduct research and development on a variety of quantum applications.
The center will also provide access to IBM’s Quantum Network, which is a global network of quantum computers. The network allows users to run quantum applications across multiple computers, which can help to improve performance and scalability.
Here are some additional details about the Zurich quantum data center:
It will be located in a secure, climate-controlled facility.
It will have a high-speed internet connection.
It will be staffed by experienced quantum computing experts.
It will be available to researchers, developers, and businesses.
The opening of the Zurich quantum data center is a significant milestone for IBM and the quantum computing industry. It demonstrates IBM’s commitment to quantum computing and its leadership in the field. It also provides a valuable resource for the growing community of quantum users and partners in Europe.