IonQ said its high-fidelity 11 qubit systems will be available on Google Cloud with support via Google's Cirq open source quantum computing framework.
For IonQ, the Google Cloud availability means its quantum systems will be available on all three hyperscale cloud providers. IonQ, which is planning to become publicly traded via a special purpose acquisition company deal, is already available on AWS and Microsoft Azure. Recent headlines include:
- IonQ lands Softbank investment, strategic partnership
- IonQ integrates platform with Qiskit quantum computing open source SDK
- IonQ introduces Algorithmic Qubits to counter Quantum Volume in quantum computing
IonQ CEO Peter Chapman said availability on Google Cloud will expand access to quantum computing for more developers and researchers.
On Google Cloud, customers will be able to program IonQ's systems with a bevy of developer frameworks including Cirq, IBM Qiskit, Penny Lane and tket. Custom integrations are also available via IonQ's APIs. IonQ's plan is to make its hardware available on as many frameworks as possible.
IonQ's Google Cloud partnership lands as the quantum computing space has heated up. Honeywell Quantum Solutions announced plans to merge with Cambridge Quantum. In addition, IBM is showing quantum computing traction as well as on-premise installations with customers in the US and abroad.