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IonQ Aria, Newest Quantum Computer, Coming to Microsoft’s Azure Quantum Platform

IonQ and Microsoft have partnered to bring the IonQ Aria system to Azure Quantum

Industry’s most powerful quantum computer enters expanded commercial service

IonQ Aria’s miniaturized “deck of cards” trap and vacuum chamber package. The compact form factor not only makes the system’s core smaller, it makes the system more stable overall.

IonQ (NYSE: IONQ), a leader in quantum computing, today announced that it had signed an agreement with Microsoft to bring IonQ Aria to the Azure Quantum platform. The partnership will add IonQ Aria, the company’s latest quantum system, to the cloud platform which already features IonQ’s prior generation of systems among the lineup of available hardware.

IonQ Aria is IonQ’s most advanced commercially available quantum computer. Featuring 20 Algorithmic Qubits (#AQ), it is also the industry’s most powerful quantum computer based on standard application-oriented industry benchmarks. Through this partnership, anyone with an internet connection will be able to harness IonQ Aria’s abilities, furthering the democratization of quantum computing.

“We’re excited to bring IonQ Aria’s leading capabilities to more customers through Microsoft Azure and our Expanded Beta program,” said IonQ President and CEO Peter Chapman. “We believe the future of quantum computing relies on getting the power of today’s systems into the hands of as many people as possible, and building on our existing partnership with Microsoft is an important step along that path.”

This announcement also marks IonQ Aria’s entry into an expanded beta program. Select early access partners have already been using the system to solve problems in financial modeling, electric vehicle battery chemistry and more. Now, additional customers are beginning to use the leading hardware to explore applications ranging from quantum machine learning to logistics.

“Azure Quantum helps customers learn, explore, and develop for quantum impact with an open, unified cloud ecosystem, and with the addition of IonQ’s Aria, offers even more capabilities and hardware diversity," said Dr. Krysta Svore, Distinguished Engineer, VP Quantum Software at Microsoft. “The innovators on our platform will benefit from IonQ Aria’s ability to execute quantum circuits with more gates, pursuing the development and exploration of larger quantum programs.”

The announcement of IonQ Aria on Azure Quantum follows a series of recent commercial milestones for IonQ. Earlier this quarter, IonQ announced a partnership with Hyundai Motor to design quantum algorithms to simulate battery chemistry in electric vehicles. IonQ has previously announced collaborations with GE Research to tackle risk mitigation and with Goldman Sachs on Monte Carlo simulations for financial applications like pricing options.

About IonQ

IonQ, Inc. is a leader in quantum computing, with a proven track record of innovation and deployment. IonQ’s latest generation quantum computer, IonQ Aria, is the world’s most powerful quantum computer, and IonQ has defined what it believes is the best path forward to scale.

IonQ is the only company with its quantum systems available through the cloud on Amazon Braket, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, as well as through direct API access. IonQ was founded in 2015 by Christopher Monroe and Jungsang Kim based on 25 years of pioneering research. To learn more, visitwww.ionq.com.

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