In cooperation with IBM Germany, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is establishing a national competence network in the research field of quantum computing. The aim is to develop quantum-based computing strategies for the next generation of high-performance computers. With the participation of currently eleven Fraunhofer Institutes, specialist expertise is being pooled in regional competence centers.
Within the competence center “Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg”, the first IBM quantum computer on German soil was installed and is available to industrial companies, SMEs, startups as well as academic institutions for application-related use.
The IBM Q System One at the Ehningen site allows for a variety of research topics from essential algorithms, software development and the design of elementary logic operations to the control of the quantum processor in the actual computing process. The location in Baden-Württemberg enables the operation of this IBM quantum computer under German legislation (data protection, IP security).
- 27 superconducting qubits
- Quantum volume of 32
- Coherence time ≈ 100 μs
- Single qubit gate error ≈ 0,05%
- 2 qubit gate error ≈ 1%
- Operation time 2 Qubit Gate ≈ 500 ns for CNOT