IBM Cloud: IBM plans to construct a quantum data facility in Germany

Jun 07, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

IBM will construct a data center in Germany to house quantum processors. This week, the company revealed plans to establish its first quantum data facility in Europe on the IBM campus in Ehningen, near Stuttgart, to facilitate cutting-edge quantum computing for businesses, research institutions, and government entities. 

The data center will house multiple IBM quantum computing frameworks, each with "utility-scale quantum processors" of more than 100 qubits when it goes live in 2024. IBM stated that the new European region would facilitate quantum computing research while ensuring compliance with European data regulations. The center will be IBM's second quantum data facility and quantum cloud region, following New York's Poughkeepsie. The IBM Quantum Network provides access to IBM's fleet of more than 20 quantum processors.

Currently, more than 60 European organizations, including Bosch, Targobank, CERN, Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale, Poznan Supercomputing, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, and Networking Center, and T-Systems, use IBM's Quantum Network to access quantum software and hardware via the cloud.