A little more than a year and a half after IBM launched a quantum computing hub on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus, Delta Air Lines will be the first industry partner to work there.
It’s the beginning of what IBM and N.C. State hope will become a raft of companies looking to take advantage of quantum computing. The N.C. State hub is part of the Q Network, a group of businesses, universities and government agencies that can use IBM’s quantum machines via the cloud.
While the actual quantum computers that will be used are located in New York, at IBM’s home base, N.C. State is one of the few places where scientists, students and businesses can access the powerful machines via a cloud computer network. N.C. State is the only North American university that is a member of the network, though several other universities from around the globe are also member