IonQ Aria Now Available on Microsoft Azure Quantum Platform

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Quantum computing provider IonQ (NYSE: IONQ) has announced the availability of IonQ Aria exclusively on the Azure Quantum platform, at launch. With only a few keystrokes, users from all over the world may now access this “powerful” quantum system, opening the door for brand-new quantum applications in fields like logistics and machine learning. After IonQ Harmony’s release in late 2019, IonQ Aria is the second IonQ quantum system to join the Azure Quantum platform.

“Having IonQ Aria be available to Azure Quantum customers is exciting, as it aligns with our original goal of making quantum accessible and affordable at scale,” said Peter Chapman, CEO and President at IonQ. “IonQ Aria joining IonQ Harmony on the Azure Quantum platform ensures that enterprise customers and research institutions have a choice when it comes to selecting which quantum system is best suited for their specific needs.”

IonQ Aria, which was made available to public beta users earlier this year, is a quantum computer with a total of 23 algorithmic qubits (#AQ). In comparison to earlier generations of quantum computers, the increased #AQ count may enable the development of quantum simulations and algorithms more quickly.

A few early adopters have already started utilizing the technology to create algorithms that reduce financial risk, simulate chemical reactions in EV batteries, and enhance picture categorization for autonomous vehicles in the future. Clients who acquire IonQ Aria monthly subscription access through Azure Quantum would benefit from a premium onboarding experience, consultation services, and technical support as part of the package.

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“IonQ Aria joining IonQ Harmony on the Azure Quantum platform ensures that enterprise customers and research institutions have a choice,” said Peter Chapman, CEO and President at IonQ.

“The desire to learn and innovate on the Azure Quantum platform is incredible, and partnering with system providers like IonQ makes it possible for us to provide our global customers with the tools they need to answer the questions of tomorrow,” said Dr. Krysta Svore, Distinguished Engineer for Azure Quantum at Microsoft. “The availability of IonQ Aria and IonQ Harmony offers customers even more choice when it comes to selecting the right quantum hardware for their specific needs.”

Demand for quantum computing systems has increased recently, according to IonQ, as businesses and academic institutions seek to use the capabilities of quantum to solve issues that have previously been intractable.

IonQ announced business alliances with Hyundai Motors in the first half of this year to create better electric vehicle batteries and employ quantum machine learning for object detection in upcoming automobiles. IonQ also revealed findings from a project it worked on with GE Research, showing how quantum technology may effectively reduce risk in situations where numerous variables interact.

IonQ was founded in 2015 by Christopher Monroe and Jungsang Kim based on 25 years of pioneering research.


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