The first IBM Quantum System One has been installed in Europe as part of a joint project we first reported on back in September 2019 between IBM and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The machine has been installed in an IBM facility in the town of Ehningen (near Stuttgart) in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg for exclusive use by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and its partners. It will be operated under German legislation, which is an important advantage for users in terms of data protection and IP security. The machine will be used as part of the activities of the Competence Center Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg. This installation represents a milestone as it is the first IBM quantum computer installed outside of the United States. Additional information is available in a news release issued by Fraunhofer that you can find here.

April 16, 2021