(ITWorldCanada) IBM Corp. has opened its Poughkeepsie, New York quantum computation center to provide researchers with advanced cloud-based quantum computing systems. IBM will be using the center to work extensively with members of its IBM Q Network — a community of over 50 partners and research institutions — to advance quantum computing towards commercial applications.
The Poughkeepsie computation center will open sometime in the second half of this year. The paramount focus of the new research centre is to research and develop quantum computing.
Scott Crowder, chief technology officer for IBM Q systems, says that quantum computers will be useful in scientific modelling. A use case could be simulation chemistry to test different chemical compounds such as battery catalysts, photoresistors, and petroleum chemical reactions. Quantum computing can also benefit the financial sector by improving risk and portfolio analysis.