Processor-based quantum controller company Quantum Machines (QM) has launched the Israeli Quantum Computing Center (IQCC), housed at Tel Aviv University.

Part-funded by the Israel Innovation Authority, the center is described as a “state-of-the-art quantum and HPC center” and is reportedly the first in the world to house multiple colocated quantum computers of different qubit types from different vendors.

A quantum computer housed at IQCC – Quantum Machines

These include the 21-qubit superconducting Galilee system, powered by Quantware; the eight-qumodes Orca-powered quantum photonics system dubbed Negev; and Carmel, a 21-qubit superconducting quantum that supports the center’s cryogenic testbed.

The IQCC will also include the first deployment of DGX Quantum, a unified system for quantum-classical computing co-developed by Quantum Machines and Nvidia and made up of eight Nvidia A100s. The center’s additional on-premises supercomputer resources comprise four Nvidia Grace Hopper Superchips and 128 AMD Epyc 9334 vCPUs, with its cloud computing resources provided by AWS.

Priority and discount access to the center will be offered to Israeli academia and industry although researchers across the globe will be able to access the IQCC’s resources.

"All of the world’s most advanced quantum computing research facilities are closed or offer very limited access to those outside of their organization," said Dr. Itamar Sivan, CEO and co-founder of Quantum Machines. "When we thought about what would propel quantum computing forward, we realized that building the most advanced facility in terms of interoperability, modularity, and integration with high-performance computing and the cloud was the way to go.”

Founded in 2018 by Sivan, Dr. Yonatan Cohen, and Dr. Nissim Ofek, Quantum Machines develops control and operation systems for quantum computers. Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, the company also has locations in Denmark, Germany, and France.