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Biggish Blue brings quantum to the Basques

by on24 March 2023

127-qubit system

IBM and Fundación Ikerbasque have teamed up to install and manage a new Quantum computer system, including Qiskit Runtime Services, in the Basque Country.

The 127-qubit system will be located on the Ikerbasque Foundation main campus in San Sebastian, Spain, and will be the first quantum system in the country.

IBM plans to complete the system installation by the end of 2024. The system will be used to advance discovery and solutions in physics, information science, and materials science using quantum computing.

The Basque country in Spain has a long tradition of high performance computing, collaborating with IBM since 2000 and installing the Marenostrum supercomputer in Barcelona in 2012

IBM now has deployed over 60 quantum computers for external use and has over 200 members of the IBM Quantum Network, a global community of Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, academic institutions, and research labs working to advance quantum computing and explore practical applications.

IBM Senior Vice President and Director of Research Dr. Darío Gil said that the IBM-Euskadi Quantum Computational Center is the second such IBM Quantum Computational Centre to be announced in Europe.


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