Called IBM Q System One, the computer is a glass box the size of a van with a sleek black cylinder hanging from the ceiling.
Yet you won’t find it in your garage, or in the offices of your nearest Fortune 500 company.
Those willing to pay to harness the power of the 20-qubit machine will access IBM Q System One over the cloud.
The hardware will be housed at IBM’s Q Computation Center, set to open this year in Poughkeepsie, New York.
While the initial wave of news was positive, some have received the announcement with skepticism.
And IBM already offered cloud access to quantum computers at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, New York.