Aramco has entered into an agreement with Pasqal, a leader in neutral atom quantum computing, to install, maintain, and operate the first quantum computer in Saudi Arabia. The 200-qubit quantum computer will be deployed in the second half of 2025, marking a significant milestone in the Kingdom’s technological advancements.

This collaboration aims to integrate high-performance quantum computing capabilities into Aramco’s operations, enhancing its ability to address complex challenges in the energy sector. The initial deployment will feature an “analog mode” system, which will later be upgraded to a more powerful hybrid “analog-digital mode” within a year. This advancement is expected to accelerate commercial adoption and foster innovation.

Aramco and Pasqal plan to leverage the quantum computer to develop new use cases and establish a leading quantum research center in Saudi Arabia, involving academic institutions and focusing on breakthroughs in quantum algorithms. This initiative is part of Aramco’s broader strategy to contribute to the digital economy and the growth of advanced technologies in the region.

For additional information, you can access the press release Aramco has provided here.

May 20, 2024