IBM to Open First European Quantum Data Center in Ehningen, Germany

IBM is set to open its first European quantum data center in Ehningen, Germany, which will serve as the company's European cloud region. The facility will be equipped with multiple IBM quantum computing systems, each with utility scale quantum processors of more than 100 qubits. This move is expected to provide European users with a new option for accessing cutting-edge quantum computing technology and processing all job data within EU borders. The IBM Quantum Network currently has over 60 organizations across Europe using the cloud to access quantum hardware and software, including Bosch, Bundeswehr University, and Targobank. These clients are exploring potential uses for quantum computing in areas such as material science, high energy physics, and financial applications. IBM's first European quantum data center is a key component of its efforts to collaborate with leading European industry, academia, and government to advance quantum technology and build a quantum workforce in Europe. The facility will be IBM's second quantum data center and quantum cloud region, after Poughkeepsie, New York. IBM's commitment to transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service is reflected in its efforts to provide accessible and flexible options for clients in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications, and healthcare. The European cloud region is expected to be operational in 2024 and will further strengthen the ecosystem that Fraunhofer has built with customers and partners from industry and research. IBM's breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions, and business services deliver open and flexible options to clients worldwide.