IonQ, Inc. (“IonQ”), the leading provider of trapped-ion quantum computers, announced today that Google Cloud customers can purchase access to its quantum computers through the Google Cloud Marketplace. Support for IonQ systems is now also enabled in Cirq, Google’s open source quantum computing framework. As a result of the integration, IonQ’s high-fidelity 11-qubit systems are now available to all Google Cloud customers with the expectation to integrate the next-generation 32-qubit system from IonQ this year.
Users can immediately start experimenting with IonQ’s industry-leading trapped ion quantum systems. Developers, researchers and companies can access the IonQ platform with just a few clicks. Billing and provisioning are done through your existing Google Cloud accounts. Users can program IonQ’s systems using the software development kit of their choice, including Cirq, Qiskit, Penny Lane and tket, or via custom integration with IonQ’s APIs.
IonQ’s recently introduced 32-qubit system is among the most powerful quantum computers in the world, with an average two-qubit gate accuracy of 99.9%, random access, all-to-all-gate operations, and an expected quantum volume of more than 4,000,000. This achievement builds on the success of IonQ’s 11 qubit hardware, which is one of the largest quantum quantities of any quantum hardware available. By integrating IonQ’s technology with Google Cloud and Google’s Cirq, users can create applications that have the potential to transform businesses, society and the world we live in.
“We’re excited to have our hardware available for purchase on the Google Cloud Marketplace and can’t wait to see the diverse workloads developers are starting with,” said Peter Chapman, CEO & President of IonQ. “This partnership expands the availability and use of quantum computing tenfold and brings us a big step closer to the first killer quantum application.”
“With its availability on the Google Cloud Marketplace, IonQ is making its solution more accessible to more customers and developers,” said Amy Bray, global head, Google Cloud Marketplace. “We want to make it easy for our customers to access, subscribe to and benefit from partner solutions through our marketplace, and we look forward to working with IonQ.”
“We have been incredibly impressed with IonQ’s technology and are pleased that their systems are now available to customers through Google Cloud,” said Nicholas Therkelsen-Terry, CEO of Max Kelsen, an AI and ML consultancy. “Quantum Computing shows that it can be used to improve artificial intelligence and machine learning, and with the IonQ hardware becoming more accessible via the cloud, we believe we will see a great acceleration in these technologies.”
This integration with Google Cloud builds on IonQ’s continued success. IonQ recently entered into a merger agreement with dMY Technology Group, Inc. III (NYSE% 3A + DMYI) to go public with an expected valuation of $ 2 billion. IonQ’s 11-qubit system is the first and only quantum computer available via the cloud on both Amazon Braket and Microsoft Azure. IonQ also recently released a product roadmap outlining its plans to develop modular quantum computers small enough to be networked in 2023, which could pave the way for broad quantum benefits by 2025. The company’s two co-founders, Jungsang Kim and Chris Monroe, were also recently appointed to the White House’s National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee (NQIAC).
IonQ, Inc. is a leader in the trapped ion quantum computer, with a proven track record of innovation and commitment. IonQ’s 32 qubit quantum computer is the most powerful trapped ion quantum computer in the world, and IonQ has defined what it believes is the best way to scale. IonQ is the only company whose quantum systems are available via the cloud on Amazon Braket, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud as well as via direct API access. IonQ was founded in 2015 by Christopher + Monroe and Jungsang + Kim based on 25 years of groundbreaking research. To learn more, visit www.IonQ.com.
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