(HPCWire) IBM today announced the expansion of the IBM Q Network to include a number of global universities with the intent to partner with IBM to accelerate joint research in quantum computing, and develop curricula to help prepare students for careers that will be influenced by this next era of computing, across science and business.
The IBM Q Network is a community of Fortune 500 companies, startups, academic institutions and research labs working to advance quantum computing and explore practical applications.
IBM has announced Florida State University, the University of Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Stony Brook University, and the University of Tokyo will have direct access to IBM Q’s most-advanced quantum computing systems for teaching, and faculty and student research projects that advance quantum information science and explore early applications, as academic partners.
Beginning this summer, IBM will host developer boot camps and hackathons for hands-on training of the open source IBM Q Experience cloud services platform, and the full-stack open source Qiskit quantum software platform on campus at participating universities.
“Developing practical quantum applications that drive business and scientific breakthroughs requires a diverse ecosystem,” said Dr. Anthony Annunziata, IBM Q Network Global Lead, IBM Research. “Partnering with these world-leading academic and research institutions is key as we work to educate, empower, and get the next generation of students ‘quantum ready’ to advance the field.”

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