In its annual summit, where it showcases its advances in quantum computing, IBM today announced a 433 qubit processor (‘Osprey’). This is a more than a three-fold jump from the previously rolled-out 127 qubit Eagle processor in 2021. IBM continues to be committed to its stated goal of 4,000+ qubits by 2025.
As Dr. Darío Gil, Senior Vice President, IBM and Director of Research noted, “the new 433 qubit ‘Osprey’ processor brings us a step closer to the point where quantum computers will be used to tackle previously unsolvable problems.”
To bring value for its customers and the marketplace, IBM knows it has to scale beyond hardware – tie its quantum strategy across software and the quantum ecosystem at large, continue to integrate into classical computing such as building out a quantum-centric supercomputing infrastructure. To that end, here are some other parts of the announcement –
Expanding IBM Quantum Network
IBM Quantum Network is an initiative with 210+ organizations (Fortune 500 companies, universities, laboratories and startups) representing more than 450,000 users with access to more than 20 of the largest quantum computers accessible over the cloud. IBM provides special program and support for these organizations within the IBM Quantum Network. ...