IBM and Quantum Computing come to Singapore

One of the leaders in Quantum Computing, IBM and its IBM Q division has announced a collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS). The three year collaboration is aimed at using Quantum Computing to solve real-world issues. This marks the first collaboration of its kind in South East Asia.

Researchers will have access to up to fifteen IBM Quantum Systems via its IBM Q cloud service. Funding came from a $25 million, five-year initiative funded by the National Research Foundation.

The hope is that more Quantum Computers will enable more and more exposure to Quantum Computing and the ability to build useful algorithms. The University is the first South-east Asian academic institution to join the IBM Quantum Network, sports many Fortune 500 companies who are actively looking at problems from materials design to logistics.

“So we need to educate a lot more programmers and we hope to train as many as possible (under this collaboration) to use the IBM system.”

NUS head of electrical and computer engineering John Thong

About IBM

You can read more on what IBM does in the Quantum space from our Quantum Computing Company of the day.

About NUS

The National University of Singapore is a public research university in Singapore. Founded in 1905 as the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School, NUS is the oldest higher education institution in Singapore