Quantum computing company IonQ introduced its new Quantum Data Center. The facility is located in Maryland and will house the company’s existing quantum computers. The 230,000 square foot facility will expedite the development of powerful quantum computers for commercial use. It is the IonQ’s first major expansion and will feature increased reliability via both onsite generators and battery backups, backup quantum computers, and security.
23,000 square foot, $5.5 million
The $5.5 million projects can accommodate 10 quantum computers, with space for more as IonQ’s systems. The company also stated that it is working on three new generations of quantum computers. The new space also features 10 conference rooms, Class A office space, and two cleanrooms for scientific research to enable increased productivity. The facility can support up to 175 employees, and IonQ has already hired 25 new employees since a recent funding raise and expects to continue aggressively recruiting talent.
The project was made possible in part by a $5.5 million investment from the University of Maryland to quicken advancements in research, innovation, and learning. Mahsa Dornajafi, Vice President of Finance and Operations, IonQ, said,
“Our Quantum Data Center solidifies IonQ’s position in leading the race to build quantum computers able to tackle problems not yet solvable. This dedicated space will empower our employees and researchers with the best equipment and resources needed to continue advancing the field of quantum computing.”