IQM Quantum Launches IQM Radiance: a 150 Qubit System for Quantum Advantage
IQM Quantum Computers (IQM) has announced the upcoming release of their advanced quantum computing platform, IQM Radiance. It comes in two variants: a 54-qubit version expected in Q3 of 2024 and a more robust 150-qubit system anticipated in Q1 of 2025. The launch of IQM Radiance marks a significant step toward achieving quantum advantage, with the 150-qubit system designed to serve as a crucial milestone.
IQM Radiance is tailored for various applications, including businesses, high-performance computing centers, data centers, and government operations, aiming to solve complex problems more efficiently than classical computers. “IQM Radiance enables enterprises to explore and develop applications with significant business potential, such as machine learning, cybersecurity, and energy optimization,” stated Dr. Jan Goetz, CEO and Co-founder of IQM, in a recent press release. He emphasized the strategic importance for businesses to invest in quantum computing now to secure a competitive advantage in the near future.
With a clear roadmap, IQM is not only introducing Radiance as a powerful quantum computing tool but also ensuring its customers have an upgrade path. The 54-qubit system is a starting point for early adopters to familiarize themselves with the technology and later transition to the 150-qubit variant for enhanced computational power. “Radiance offers an enterprise-grade system that promises quantum utility with quality qubits,” Dr. Björn Pötter, Head of Product at IQM, mentioned in the press release. “Our upgrade path secures a head start in practical applications and system integration for our clients.”
IQM has already showcased its technological prowess with a successful 20-qubit quantum computer delivery to the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The company now plans to pilot the 54-qubit system with VTT in 2024, further demonstrating its commitment to leading the quantum computing race and providing scalable solutions across the market spectrum.
Kenna Hughes-Castleberry is a staff writer at Inside Quantum Technology and the Science Communicator at JILA (a partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder and NIST). Her writing beats include deep tech, quantum computing, and AI. Her work has been featured in Scientific American, Discover Magazine, New Scientist, Ars Technica, and more.