IBM and North Carolina State University are leading the massive amount of research that will be needed to create the full quantum computer ecosystem. The standard computer industry is a nearly $4 trillion a year global ecosystem. There are many companies and researchers working on all aspects of operating systems, chips, electronics, software, testing, security, and quality assurance. These systems and software will need to be expanded to accommodate the new world of quantum systems.
Quantum systems are being integrated with traditional computer systems via cloud access and will eventually be integrated into data centers and then as co-processors.
Nextbigfuture interviewed Dan Stancil, Executive Director of the IBM Q Hub. He talked about the research partnership of IBM Q Hub and NC State.