Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will receive a $30-million stipend over five years to build and operate an Advanced Quantum Computing Testbed, the Dept. of Energy announced on Sept. 24.

The testbed will allow researchers to explore superconducting quantum processors and evaluate how these emerging quantum devices can be used for advancing scientific research. In conjunction, LBNL will collaborate with MIT-Lincoln Lab to deploy different quantum processor architectures.

Irfan Siddiqi, LBNL Lab scientist and testbed director, said “With this testbed we will ask and evaluate the basic questions needed to guide the future development of quantum computers. We are the first to commission an instrument to look at this problem end-to-end in an open research collaboration between academia, industry, and the national laboratories.”