IonQ Announces Rack-Mounted Quantum Systems for Data Center Environments

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COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 27, 2023 — Quantum computing company IonQ today unveiled the Forte Enterprise and Tempo, rack-mounted systems the company said are can be integrated within existing data center infrastructures, enabling them “to harness the power of quantum directly from their own data centers, making the technology significantly more accessible.”

Today’s announcements include:

  • IonQ Forte Enterprise is designed for complex computational problems, including process optimization, quantum machine learning, correlation analysis and pattern recognition. IonQ said the system handles these capabilities in a compact form factor that can be deployed across existing data center infrastructures.
  • IonQ released new details on its Tempo #AQ 64 enterprise-grade system and said the system “would far exceed what can be simulated with classical computers and GPUs, and provide a computational space 536 million times larger than even IonQ Forte Enterprise, an astonishing leap in computational power.”
  • IonQ also provided an overview of its technical roadmap, showcasing how the company will meet its business and technical goals outlined in the most recent Q2 FY23 earnings call. More details will be released during a subsequent October webinar.

“Today’s quantum capabilities are often limited by system accessibility and inaccuracy at scale,” said Peter Chapman, CEO and president of IonQ. “With Tempo and Forte Enterprise, IonQ is signaling to our partners that quantum technology can work hand-in-hand with existing data center hardware, and will lead to commercial advantage within a two-year time frame. We are fast approaching the point where quantum computers will become the default toolset for tackling the world’s most challenging problems. IonQ is leading the charge in making sure our systems are available so enterprise companies can prepare for that moment now.”

In August, the company announced it had signed contracts to sell future systems to Switzerland-based QuantumBasel with the goal of establishing a European quantum data center. The company also announced research projects and results with global partners, from developing a quantum cognition model, to laying the foundation for solving Monte Carlo simulations and developing the precursors to a future quantum network.

Pictured above: IonQ Tempo