Create an Azure Quantum workspace

Learn how to create an Azure Quantum workspace. An Azure Quantum workspace resource, or workspace for short, is a collection of assets associated with running quantum or optimization applications.

A workspace is needed to get started with Jupyter Notebooks in Azure Quantum, submit optimization problems, or quantum programs on quantum hardware.

Tip

You can also create an Azure Quantum workspace using the Azure command-line interface (CLI). For more information, see Manage quantum workspaces with the Azure CLI.

Free Azure Quantum credits

First-time users automatically get free Azure Quantum Credits for use with each participating quantum hardware provider (500 USD each) when creating your workspace. If you need more credits, you can apply to the Azure Quantum Credits program.

Prerequisites

You need the following prerequisites to create a workspace.

Note

If you have any questions regarding the workspace creation process or run into any issue at any point using Azure Quantum, bookmark Azure Quantum office hours and join our open office hours every Thursday 8∶30 AM Pacific Standard Time zone (PST).

Create the workspace

To create an Azure Quantum workspace, follow these steps.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal, using the credentials for your Azure subscription.

  2. Select Create a resource and then search for Azure Quantum. On the results page, you should see a tile for the Azure Quantum service.

  3. Select Azure Quantum and then select Create. This opens a form to create a workspace.

  4. Select a subscription to associate with the new workspace.

  5. Select Quick create or Advanced create:

    Option Description
    Quick create This option is the easiest path to creating a workspace. It automatically creates the necessary resource group and storage account, adds the Quantinuum, IonQ, and Microsoft QIO providers, and includes free Azure Quantum Credits for Quantinuum and IonQ hardware (USD 500 each). You workspace can still be customized after creation, if needed.
    Advanced create Use this option to manually configure your resource group and storage account, select other payment options for your providers, and set tags to categorize resources. By default, this option also adds the Quantinuum, IonQ, and Microsoft QIO providers, and includes free Azure Quantum Credits for Quantinuum and IonQ hardware (USD 500 each).
  1. Enter a name for the workspace.
  2. Select the region for the workspace.
  3. Click Create.

Deployment of your workspace may take a few minutes. The status and deployment details will be updated in the portal.

Next steps