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Bluefors Partners with Rigetti Computing in the Novera™ QPU Partner Program

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with our long-term customer, Rigetti Computing, as a preferred choice for cryogenics in the Novera QPU Partner Program. The program aims to develop an ecosystem of partners helping end-users build and develop their quantum computing capabilities with state-of-the-art, on-premises quantum computing technology.

The 9-qubit Novera™ quantum processing unit (QPU) is based on Rigetti’s fourth generation Ankaa™-class architecture, featuring tunable couplers and a square lattice for denser connectivity and fast 2-qubit operations. The Novera QPU is manufactured in Rigetti’s Fab-1, the industry’s first dedicated and integrated quantum device manufacturing facility.

Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, Rigetti CEO, said: “With the Novera QPU, we have a unique opportunity to support the development of on-premises quantum computing capabilities worldwide. At Rigetti, we are experts at overcoming the challenges of building, installing, and supporting a quantum computing system. After a decade in the quantum computing industry, we’ve also forged long lasting partnerships with world-leading quantum technology companies whose collaborations and expertise helped us advance our capabilities even further. We want to empower Novera QPU customers with an ecosystem of our trusted partners to support their own quantum computing research pursuits, and to help prepare us for a quantum-ready society.”

While a QPU is the core of a quantum computer, in order to have a functioning quantum computing system, the installation must also include a dilution refrigerator and a control system. Depending on a customer’s research goals, system requirements, and use cases, there are also a variety of quantum software and integration resources that can be integrated with the Novera QPU.

“With the vast majority of qubits in the world measured in Bluefors fridges, we are experts in reliable cooling. We see it as a privilege to continue to enable the growth of the quantum technology industry and help scientists and companies focus on their research and product development. Our latest ultra-compact system is another example of a new, cutting-edge solution for the quantum technology industry,” said Mikko Nurminen, CSO.

“Bluefors Dilution Refrigerator Measurement Systems are renowned for their unmatched reliability, and today we have more than 1 250 units in operation worldwide. It’s important for us to continue to innovate and develop critical components of a high performing quantum computer. Bluefors’ next generation Gas Handling System supports the deployment of easy-to-use cryogenics for on-premises quantum systems. We have the capability to support our customers with best in industry lead times, and we are thrilled to be leading the field and pushing the boundaries of ultra-low temperature cooling,” added David Gunnarsson, CTO.

The founding members of the Novera QPU Partner Program include some of Rigetti’s most longtime partners and are leaders in their respective areas of quantum computing technology: