(TechnologyReview) IBM’s newest quantum computer, due to launch next month, will boast 53 quantum qubits. The machine will be available for researchers and companies to run applications via the cloud. Google has a 72-qubit device, but it hasn’t let outsiders run programs on it; IBM’s machine, on the other hand, will be accessible via the cloud.
IBM has been promoting quantum computing via the cloud since 2016. To boost those efforts, the firm is opening a new center in New York state to house even more machines. Other companies developing quantum computers, like Rigetti Computing and Canada’s D-Wave, have also launched cloud services.