September 7, 2021 / Stephan Hirschmann

German quantum computer given the green light

Competence Center »Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg« with extensive involvement from researchers at the University of Stuttgart
[Picture: Graham Carlow]

On June 15, 2021, Europe's most powerful quantum computer to date was given the green light in Ehningen/District of Böblingen, in the (in some cases virtual) presence of Dr. Angela Merkel, the Federal Minister of Research Anja Karliczek, Baden-Württemberg’s Minister President Winfried Kretschmann and Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Science Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut. The computer is part of the competence center »Quantum Computing Baden Württemberg«, in which the University of Stuttgart is also involved with several projects.

The aim of the national competence network, established by the Fraunhofer Society and in cooperation with IBM Deutschland, is to develop quantum-based computing strategies for the next generation of high-performance computers. In this context, Baden-Württemberg will become the home of the first IBM quantum computer in Germany, in order to utilize the existing high-tech landscape comprising big industry, medium-sized enterprises, SMEs and start-ups for the application-oriented operation of this high-performance computer.

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