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June 3, 2021

Strangeworks and IBM announce integration of IBM Quantum cloud services into the Strangeworks ecosystem

The move adds 28 quantum services, including 9 free quantum computers and 5 hosted simulators, to the Strangeworks ecosystem.

Austin, Texas, June 3, 2021 – IBM, a global leader in quantum hardware, today announced that Strangeworks, Inc., an Austin, Texas-based company dedicated to making quantum computing more accessible, has integrated all of IBM’s open quantum computing systems and simulators into the Strangeworks Quantum Computing ecosystem where users can access them directly and completely free via Strangeworks QC™ at


The gist of it

Today's announcement marks the beginning of the integration of IBM Quantum as a service into the Strangeworks ecosystem. Users will be able to sign up to use IBM Quantum via the Stangeworks ecosystem directly and be able to access IBM Quantum backends and programs using Qiskit and OpenQASM through the Strangeworks cloud platform.

“IBM and Strangeworks share a deep commitment in an open, community-based approach to developing the quantum computing industry and ecosystem,” said Jay Gambetta, IBM Fellow and VP of IBM Quantum. “IBM is thrilled to have our quantum software and hardware technologies integrated and ready to make quantum computing more accessible and usable to a broader set of developers in the private and public sectors.”

Strangeworks QC™ (Quantum Computing) is a free quantum computing ecosystem that enables researchers, developers, and enthusiasts to quickly learn, develop and manipulate real quantum code. With Strangeworks QC, users can easily create, organize, and collaborate on quantum computing projects and access libraries of code, frameworks, and languages, including the following: Amazon Braket SDK, Blueqat, Cirq, D-Wave Ocean, Forest, Jupyter Notebooks, Microsoft QDK (Q#), MyQLM, OpenQASM, ProjectQ, Python, Qiskit, Xanadu PennyLane, and Xanadu Strawberry Fields.

“We’re excited to add IBM’s quantum computers and simulators to Strangeworks ever-expanding quantum computing ecosystem,” said whurley, Founder and CEO of Strangeworks, “this is the first in a series of both hardware and software integrations that will build on our joint vision of a welcoming, open, and accessible quantum computing infrastructure”.


About Strangeworks
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Strangeworks is a group of experienced serial entrepreneurs, enterprise software developers, and quantum physicists who seek to humanize quantum computing and make it accessible to everyone. By guiding companies through the confusion of quantum computing, Strangeworks helps accelerate the integration of this new technology in corporations, universities, and enterprises. To learn more about how Strangeworks can accelerate your quantum journey visit or start learning for free on Strangeworks QC™, available at

About IBM Quantum
IBM Quantum is an industry-first initiative to build quantum systems for business and science applications. For more information about IBM's quantum computing efforts, please visit