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May 2024
Product update|22 days ago

What's new in the docs?

Highlights from documentation updates made in April 2024.

Product update|28 days ago

Focus on utility-scale computing - cloud simulators and Lab are now retired

As of 15 May 2024, in line with our focus on utility-scale quantum computing and tooling, we have retired the cloud simulators and IBM Quantum Lab.

Product update|about 1 month ago

Coming soon - IBM Quantum Challenge 2024!

The annual Qiskit coding challenge launches this year on 5 June 2024. Register today and get ready to use the latest Qiskit SDK 1.0 release to tackle utility-scale experiments.

April 2024
Product update|about 1 month ago

New and improved execution modes are live

Announced at IBM Quantum Summit, the new and improved execution modes make running quantum workloads more reliable, more predictable, and more efficient than ever.

Product update|about 2 months ago

IBM Quantum Composer automatically transpiles your circuit now

The Composer will transpile your circuit to a system's ISA before submitting it to Qiskit Runtime, allowing you to run any instruction.

Product update|about 2 months ago

Change to sessions for Open and Premium Plans

Starting 29 April, jobs submitted in session mode on the Open Plan will execute in job mode. Premium Plan jobs will have dedicated access when submitted in session mode. Also, a reminder to update your libraries.

Product update|about 2 months ago

ibm_sherbrooke is now available for Open plan users

A new 127-qubit system is available for Open plan users.

Product update|about 2 months ago

Deprecation of the legacy backend.run interface

Support for backend.run() will officially be dropped on or after 15 October 2024. Please refer to the migration guide for instructions to migrate your code.

Product update|2 months ago

What's new in the docs?

Highlights from documentation updates made in March 2024.

March 2024
Product update|3 months ago

Focus on utility-scale computing - retirement of cloud simulators and IBM Quantum Lab

Read about this transition, and how to use other tools, such as Qiskit Runtime local testing mode, to efficiently simulate your workloads.

Product update|3 months ago

What's new in the docs?

Highlights from documentation updates made since the start of 2024.

Product update|3 months ago

Qiskit SDK 1.0 is here

Qiskit SDK 1.0 is here! Explore what’s new in the performant and stable release.

February 2024
Product update|4 months ago

Upgrade your code by 31 March to use sessions in Qiskit Runtime

In the near future, we are changing how sessions are started within Qiskit Runtime. After 31 March, starting a session by using the /jobs endpoint will no longer be supported. Upgrade to qiskit-ibm-runtime version 0.20.0 or later, or qiskit-ibm-provider version 0.10.0 or later. If you are calling the API directly, use the /sessions endpoint instead.

Product update|4 months ago

Update to Qiskit Runtime Primitives

As of 1 March 2024, circuits and observables need to be transformed to only use instructions supported by the system (referred to as instruction set architecture (ISA) circuits and observables) before being submitted to the Qiskit Runtime primitives.

December 2023
Product update|6 months ago

Updates to Learning -- earn badges and explore the new Learning catalog!

Members of the IBM Quantum Network can access content curated by IBM to help you stay up-to-date and progress in your quantum skill-building.

Product update|6 months ago

Introducing ibm_osaka, a new 127-qubit system

The 127-qubit system ibm_osaka is now available for all users.

November 2023
Product update|7 months ago

Qiskit.org redirects and content migration

Qiskit documentation and learning resources have a new home on IBM Quantum Platform.

Product update|7 months ago

Journey toward utility: a new 127-qubit system for Open plan users

The 127-qubit system ibm_kyoto is now available for Open plan users. The following systems have been retired on November 28th: ibm_nairobi, ibm_lagos and ibm_perth.

Product update|7 months ago

New URL strategy on IBM Quantum

Our new home is at quantum.ibm.com

Product update|7 months ago

Updates to our quality and speed metrics

Introducing the error per layered gate (EPLG), a new quality metric, and updated CLOPS.

Product update|7 months ago

Switch between different instances

If you have access to run on multiple instances, you will have now the ability to switch between.

October 2023
Product update|8 months ago

Session interactive timeout value for premium/pay-as-you-go users is changing

Session interactive timeout value between jobs in a session for premium and pay-as-you-go users is changing from 5 minutes to 1 minute starting 25 October 2023.

Product update|8 months ago

Optimizing primitives for speed

Updates to setting the optimization level in Qiskit Runtime primitives.

Product update|8 months ago

Introducing the IBM Quantum Network Page

Members of the IBM Quantum Network - access content curated by IBM to help you stay up-to-date and progress in your quantum skill-building.

Product update|8 months ago

Retired systems updates and a new system available to the Open plan

The following systems have been retired on September 26th: ibmq_lima, ibmq_belem, ibmq_quito, ibmq_manila, and ibmq_jakarta. The 127-qubit system ibm_brisbane is now available for Open plan users.

September 2023
Product update|9 months ago

New Open Plan and IBM Quantum Credits

We're redefining our Open Plan, reflected in the IBM Quantum End-User License Agreement latest update; also, the quantum research community can now apply for IBM Quantum Credits.

Product update|9 months ago

Updates to the Composer and Sampler jobs

The Composer is now using Sampler and results of a Sampler job includes the transpiled circuit

Product update|9 months ago

Updates in job estimation and forecasting queue wait times

You're now able to see the estimated usage of the job in advance, while your job is still sitting in the queue

August 2023
Product update|10 months ago

Upcoming updates to Open Plan access and terms

The IBM Quantum End-User License Agreement will be updated on or around September 26th with new terms applicable to the Open Plan.

Product update|10 months ago

IBM Quantum has a new navigation and application updates!

With your feedback, we have implemented updates that make it easier to onboard to quantum, and to find the documentation you need to work with our technology.

July 2022
Product update|almost 2 years ago

Updates to job executions - optimizing classical computation

We have released a new feature that will parallelize some of the classical computation necessary to prepare a submitted job.

May 2022
Product update|about 2 years ago

New Composer layout and features release!

IBM Quantum updates (May 18, 2023).

April 2022
Product update|about 2 years ago

Check out a simpler programming experience via Qiskit Runtime primitives

IBM Quantum updates (April 12, 2022).

March 2022
Product update|over 2 years ago

Try out the new Composer Beta!

IBM Quantum updates (March 2, 2022).

September 2021
Product update|over 2 years ago

Qiskit Runtime is now available on all IBM Quantum systems!

IBM Quantum updates (September 16, 2021).

August 2021
Product update|almost 3 years ago

Improve gate fidelity (and Quantum Volume) with new compilation tools!

IBM Quantum updates (August 23, 2021).

Product update|almost 3 years ago

Explore Qiskit Runtime programs on simulators today!

IBM Quantum updates (August 4, 2021).

Product update|almost 3 years ago

Welcome to the new IBM Quantum Lab!

IBM Quantum updates (August 3, 2021).

July 2021
Product update|almost 3 years ago

Pulse Gates available to all users on Open Systems

IBM Quantum updates (July 15, 2021).

June 2021
Product update|about 3 years ago

Updates to the IBM Quantum Privacy Page

IBM Quantum updates (June 9, 2021).

May 2021
Product update|about 3 years ago

IBM Quantum delivers 120x speedup of quantum workloads with Qiskit Runtime

IBM Quantum updates (May 5, 2021).

April 2021
Product update|about 3 years ago

Pulse access now available

IBM Quantum updates (April 1, 2021).

March 2021
Product update|over 3 years ago

March 2021 product updates

IBM Quantum updates (March 1, 2021).

February 2021
Product update|over 3 years ago

February 2021 product updates

IBM Quantum updates (February 1, 2021).

January 2021
Product update|over 3 years ago

January 2021 product updates

IBM Quantum updates (January 1, 2021).

December 2020
Product update|over 3 years ago

December 2020 product updates

IBM Quantum updates (December 1, 2020).

November 2020
Product update|over 3 years ago

November 2020 product updates

IBM Quantum updates (November 1, 2020).

October 2020
Product update|over 3 years ago

October 2020 product updates

IBM Quantum updates (October 1, 2020).

September 2020
Product update|almost 4 years ago

September 2020 product updates

IBM Quantum updates (September 1, 2020).

August 2020
Product update|almost 4 years ago

August 2020 product updates

IBM Quantum updates (August 1, 2020).

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