IQM Quantum Computers (IQM), a European quantum tech company that delivers a quantum advantage through a unique application-specific, co-design approach computer, announced that its achievement of being chosen to provide and supply quantum processing units for the first Spanish quantum computer, which will be installed at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and integrated into Spain’s most powerful supercomputer, the MareNostrum 5.
IQM is a member of the consortium led by Spanish companies Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech and GMV that Quantum Spain chose, a Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation initiative promoted by the Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence (SEDIA) in December 2022, to build the first quantum computer for public use in Southern Europe.
The incorporation of the quantum computer into MareNostrum 5 has the potential to substantially boost the impact of research and innovation by enabling solutions that enhance the capabilities of existing supercomputers, which will be available to the research community, businesses, and government organizations, as well as by strengthening technological and industrial development in Spain and the creation of highly skilled jobs.
This has not been the first IQM to collaborate with other quantum industries needing help with their first Quantum Computers. IQM has also been one of the companies that established Finland’s first commercial 54-qubit quantum computer through VTT. They have also led another collaboration (Q-Exa) to work on a quantum computer in Germany.
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