Today, at the annual IBM Quantum Summit in New York, IBM (NYSE: IBM) debuted ‘IBM Quantum Heron,’ the first in a new series of utility-scale quantum processors with an architecture engineered over the past four years to deliver IBM’s highest performance metrics and lowest error rates of any IBM Quantum processor to date.
IBM also unveiled IBM Quantum System Two, the company’s first modular quantum computer and cornerstone of IBM’s quantum-centric supercomputing architecture. The first IBM Quantum System Two, located in Yorktown Heights, New York, has begun operations with three IBM Heron processors and supporting control electronics.
As part of the newly expanded ten-year IBM Quantum Development Roadmap, IBM plans for this system to also house IBM’s future generations of quantum processors. Also, as part of this roadmap, these future processors are intended to gradually improve the quality of operations they can run to significantly extend the complexity and size of workloads they are capable of handling.
These developments were announced at the IBM Quantum Summit. Here is the keynote speech from the conference by Dario Gil, IBM senior vice president and director of research, “Entering the Era of Quantum Utility”.
Here are other presentations from the conference.
- Driving Performance for the Tools of Utility
- Laying the Groundwork for Quantum Powered Use Cases
- Toward Business Value with Quantum
- Exploring Utility through Collaboration
- Computing Responsibly in the Era of Post Quantum Cryptography
- Software Turbocharging Quantum System Performance
- Building Towards Quantum Centric Supercomputing
- Closing Remarks: IBM Quantum Summit 2023