As a part of an agreement between IBM and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, IBM is all set to install their first quantum computer in Germany. According to the agreement IBM has to provide European research institutes and companies with access to explore application scenarios and technology. The company has to comply under the European law of data sovereignty and also they must develop strategies for application-oriented quantum computing. As a part of their deal IBM will install a quantum computer in an IBM computer center that is based in Stuttgart. The system is expected to function from the first quarter of 2021 and it will be the first super computer in Europe.
Fraunhofer is planning to assemble a team from research and industry for maintaining the research infrastructure. The group will work together and they will be monitored by national Fraunhofer competence network for quantum computing. Six German stated were picked for this initiate and those are Berlin,North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria,Baden-Württemberg,Rhineland-Palatinate, and Hesse. As of now almost 10 institutes of Fraunhofer is working on various fields that is related to quantum technology. IBM System Q One is fully optimized to make sure that the reliability, stability, reproducibility, and quality of the multi-qubit applications is maintained.