Jump in and explore a diverse selection of today's quantum hardware, software, and solutions
The new era of quantum
Azure Quantum brings together the most innovative quantum computing and optimisation solutions into a single cloud service. Get started today writing code and running it on the quantum hardware of your choice – and take advantage of $500 in free credit per provider.
An open ecosystem to write and run code on a diverse selection of today's quantum hardware, and prep for scalable hardware in the future
Flexibility to use your preferred development tools with support for Cirq, Qiskit, and Q#
Prepare and refine solutions to run on tomorrow's scaled quantum computers with the Resource Estimation Tool
Built on the trusted, scalable, and highly secure Azure platform that will continue to adapt to a rapidly evolving quantum future
Explore Azure Quantum providers
Azure Quantum assembles and curates some of the most compelling and diverse quantum resources available today – including optimisation and quantum hardware solutions – created by industry leaders.
Trapped-ion system with high-fidelity, fully connected qubits, and the ability to perform mid-circuit measurement.
Multiple, dynamically reconfigurable systems ranging from 11 to 23 fully connected qubits that enable you to run a two-qubit gate between any pair.
Fast and high-fidelity system with powerful real-time feedback to enable error correction.
Low-latency superconducting systems tailored for hybrid quantum-classical workflows.
Starting at 100 fully connected dynamically reconfigurable qubits with a state-of-the-art performance to run your analogue, hybrid and digital quantum algorithms.
Connecting intractable industry problems to innovative solutions.
Ground-breaking optimisation algorithms inspired by decades of quantum research.
GPU-powered ISING machine featuring the simulated bifurcation algorithm inspired by Toshiba's research on quantum computing.
Resource Estimation Tool
Azure Quantum's Resource Estimation tool is a unique developer tool that provides estimates for the number of logical and physical qubits as well as runtime required to execute quantum applications on post-NISQ, fault tolerant quantum computers. Understanding the number of qubits required for a quantum solution and the differences between qubit technologies allows innovators to prepare and refine their quantum solutions to run on future scaled quantum machines and ultimately accelerate their quantum impact.
Richest development environment
Enjoy the richest development environment for quantum computing:
- Support for the most popular quantum SDKs: Q#, Qiskit and Cirq.
- Write once and run on multiple hardware architectures.
- Send native circuits to QPUs.
- World-class samples and curriculum.
- Free hosted Jupyter notebooks to get started within minutes.
- Full state and open systems and stabiliser simulators.
- Noisy simulator (Quantinuum).
- High-performance hybrid quantum computing with quantum intermediate representation (QIR).
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Learn about Azure Quantum pricing
Azure Quantum provides access to a range of solutions from Microsoft and partners. Pricing is determined by individual partners.
Apply for Azure Quantum credit
On top of the free $500 Azure credit per hardware provider, Microsoft now offers up to $10000 in credit applicable toward Azure Quantum computing hardware for the purpose of exploring new algorithms, investigating use cases, and integrating your business workflows with Azure Quantum. Read the FAQ to learn more.
See how others are using Azure Quantum
Scott Genin, Head of Materials Discovery, OTI Lumionics
"In the field of computational chemistry, high accuracy property prediction is considered to be very difficult... Running our quantum computing methods with Azure Quantum optimization solutions, we are getting results that are more accurate than other algorithms."
Mark Griswold, PhD, Professor, Radiology, Case Western Reserve University
"Microsoft is providing optimized quantum inspired algorithms to really solve our hard problems, using them to make MRI faster, cheaper, and more efficient."
Thomas Fransler, Chief Technology and Data Officer, Trimble
"Azure Quantum is...not only building quantum inspired algorithms, but working to provide a pathway for companies like Trimble to engage in fully enabled quantum optimization."
John Haley, CEO, Willis Towers Watson
"By focusing on how we would model the problems on quantum computers… we are able to work with Microsoft to redefine the problems and speed up our solutions on existing hardware."
Patrick Ellis, Manager, Ford Research
"Ford brings the expertise from the problem areas and where the value really is for us, and Microsoft brings the Quantum expertise and the team together to help formulate a solution."
Frequently asked questions about Azure Quantum
Quantum computing harnesses quantum mechanics to enable computation. Optimisation is a class of computing problems that are primary candidates for running on quantum computers in the future, providing a quantum advantage over classical solutions. We can already accelerate optimisation problems using Azure Quantum solvers that run on classical hardware in Azure today faster than many other classical optimisation techniques. Learn more.
For additional information on getting started, watch the Azure Quantum Developer Workshop series on demand for free.
Contact the Azure Quantum team about the Enterprise Acceleration Programme, which offers the opportunity to engage with Microsoft to jointly develop quantum solutions that benefit your organisation and the quantum computing industry.