IBM's Quantum Computing Program: Addressing Social Disparities While Building a Quantum Ecosystem

IBM's Quantum Computing Program: Addressing Social Disparities While Building a Quantum Ecosystem

This IDC Perspective provides insights into IBM's quantum computing program and offerings. During an in-depth telephone interview, IBM strongly clarified and provided deeper context for its quantum computing strategy and its forward-looking quantum road map. IBM is extremely focused on its full-stack quantum computing approach, which includes the development of a fully integrated quantum stack that includes advancements in quantum hardware, algorithms, and cloud-based quantum computing systems. By developing a multitiered quantum ecosystem and providing free access through its open source platforms, IBM is taking the opportunity to rebuild and diversify the current computer industry."IBM's positioning with regard to quantum information science and semiconductor development, as well as the company's multitiered quantum ecosystem, provides a unique opportunity to reshape the current IT workforce," said Heather West, senior research analyst, Information, Systems, Platforms, and Technology group. "IDC believes that IBM is headed in a critically important direction by developing a fully integrated quantum stack featuring an easily accessible and comprehensive quantum cloud-based offering aimed at many different levels of quantum computing users. These advancements will help define the future of quantum computing and the quantum computing ecosystem."

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Quantum Computing Strategy
Developing the Quantum Ecosystem
IBM Q Network
IBM Quantum Research and Educators Programs
IBM Qiskit Metal
The Benefits of Developing a Multitiered Quantum Ecosystem
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Superconducting Qubit
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Experiment with Multiple Quantum Computing Hardware Solutions
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