February 6, 2023

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The world’s 5th quantum computer is operating in Quebec for the second semester

The world's 5th quantum computer is operating in Quebec for the second semester

To underline the digital transformation undertaken by Quebec, the Platform for Digital and Quantum Innovation of Quebec (PINQ2) announced the activity of 5.e The world’s quantum supercomputer from the second half of 2023.

The Quebec quantum computer, based on the 127-qubit Quantum System One architecture developed by IBM, will be implemented by an NPO whose mission is to accelerate the digital transformation of Quebec businesses and organizations.

Photo courtesy of Quebec Digital and Quantum Innovation Platform (PINQ²).

Aiming to be a tool for companies with quantum knowledge, this computer will be an opportunity for the Quebec ecosystem to develop its knowledge in quantum technologies, in particular, to create savings for companies.

The announcement of this new quantum services offering was made in Montreal on Monday in the presence of Finance, Innovation and Energy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon and Jay Gambetta, Director of Quantum at IBM.

“Thanks to the quantum computer in Quebec […]We join a very small global group with access to such advanced technology, which creates many innovations and breakthroughs over the years,” said Eric Cappelle, CEO of PINQ2.

“The PINQ2 platform seeks to play a key role in the digital transformation in Quebec. […] “Businesses will be able to carry out innovative research and development projects that will contribute to their productivity and Quebec’s competitiveness,” said Minister Fitzgibbon.

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