Israeli quantum computing centre

Quantum Machines Opens the Israeli Quantum Computing Center, Housing Three Quantum Computers Including the World’s Most Advanced Testbed

A core part of the Israel Innovation Authority’s Israel National Quantum Initiative, the center is the first to tightly integrate multiple types of quantum computers with supercomputers using NVIDIA DGX Quantum

Tel Aviv, Israel, June 17, 2024 — Quantum Machines (QM), the leading provider of processor-based quantum controllers, today announced the opening of the Israeli Quantum Computing Center (IQCC), a world-class research facility that will serve the quantum computing industry and academic community in Israel and around the world. The center was built with the financial backing and support of the Israel Innovation Authority and is located at Tel Aviv University.

In the global race to develop practical quantum computing, access to cutting-edge facilities is crucial. “All of the world’s most advanced quantum computing research facilities are closed or offer very limited access to those outside of their organization. You can’t compete if you need to fly halfway around the world for limited access,” said Dr. Itamar Sivan, CEO and co-founder of Quantum Machines. “When we thought about what would propel quantum computing forward, we realized that building the most advanced facility in terms of interoperability, modularity, and integration with high-performance computing (HPC) and the cloud was the way to go. Our open architecture approach will ensure that the facility can be continuously upgraded and scaled to stay at the cutting edge, making it an accelerator for the entire ecosystem in Israel and internationally.”

The IQCC is a state-of-the-art quantum and HPC center that uniquely integrates the power of quantum and classical computing resources. It is the first in the world to house multiple co-located quantum computers of different qubit types, all utilizing the NVIDIA DGX Quantum system. This offers on-premises supercomputing resources and cloud accessibility, while being tightly integrated with Quantum Machines’ processor-based OPX control system. The center also features the world’s best-equipped testbed for developing new quantum computing technologies.

The unified DGX Quantum system for integrated quantum supercomputing was co-developed by NVIDIA and Quantum Machines. DGX Quantum implements NVIDIA CUDA-Q, an open-source software platform for integrated quantum-classical computing. The system features a supercomputing cluster headlined by NVIDIA Grace Hopper superchips and also including NVIDIA DGX H100, all connected to AWS cloud platforms for remote access and to leverage additional cloud computing resources. The center also utilizes QM’s new OPX1000 controller, designed to enable scaling to 1,000+ qubits.

“The tight integration of quantum computers with AI supercomputers is essential to the development of useful quantum computing,” said Tim Costa, Director of Quantum and HPC at NVIDIA. “This work with Quantum Machines to enable a flagship deployment of NVIDIA DGX Quantum in the IQCC offers researchers the platform they need to grow quantum computing into the era of large-scale, useful applications”

“Before the IQCC, a developer of a quantum processor chip would need to build their own testing setup, costing millions,” said Dr. Yonatan Cohen, CTO and co-founder of Quantum Machines. “We envisioned the most advanced facility we could dream up, one that would attract companies and researchers from around the world. Many of the technologies that were necessary to enable it did not yet exist, so we spent two years building them in collaboration with the world’s leading technology companies. Now, researchers can plug their chip into our testbed and benefit from the most advanced setup in the world, leveraging NVIDIA and Quantum Machines hardware to accelerate their development process and reduce costs significantly.”

The IQCC is open to researchers and developers of quantum computers from around the world. By providing an open, cutting-edge platform for research and development, Quantum Machines aims to accelerate the progress of practical quantum computing and foster collaborative projects with industry leaders that will drive the field forward. The center is poised to become a destination for companies and researchers worldwide, securing Israel’s quantum independence and cementing its position as a leader in the quantum computing revolution.

The IQCC’s ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on June 24th, 2024, as part of Tel Aviv University’s AI and Cyber Week. For more information about the IQCC, its capabilities, and how to access the facility, please visit

Additional information on technology and partners:
● The center boasts a superconducting quantum computer with a 25-qubit quantum processor manufactured by Quantware, and an 8-qumodes photonic quantum computer by ORCA. Additional quantum processors and quantum computers will be added in the coming months.
● Users will also be able to leverage advanced quantum software developed by Classiq.
● The QBridge software solution, co-developed by Quantum Machines and ParTec, will allow for hybrid quantum-classical workflows.