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How do I get the names of all currently available IBMQ devices?

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    $\begingroup$ To those attempting close vote, what "details" or "clarity" do you think could be added? The question is clear, and that's why it got 4 answers. $\endgroup$ Mar 18, 2021 at 0:02
  • $\begingroup$ @user1271772 I believe OP is referring backends as IBMQ devices. Backends are organised by providers which have the form hub/group/project. I wish some answers could cover this as well for clarity for beginners. $\endgroup$
    – RSW
    Sep 21, 2022 at 6:41
  • $\begingroup$ @RajeshSwarnkar I find your comment less clear than the original question. $\endgroup$ Sep 21, 2022 at 6:54
  • $\begingroup$ @user1271772 Check this provider. There is a depiction of what I just said viz., The combination of hub/group/project is called a provider. $\endgroup$
    – RSW
    Sep 21, 2022 at 7:07
  • $\begingroup$ You can write about that in an answer if you want, but what you've sent me is certainly new in that it didn't exist in the early days of the IBM Quantum Experience. The question on which we're commenting is 1.5 years old. It was clear enough at the time to get multiple decent answers. My comment was just saying that the question shouldn't be closed, and I'm glad that it wasn't. $\endgroup$ Sep 21, 2022 at 13:42

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You can see the backends you can access directly on the IBM Quantum tools by going on the top left corner of the page, click and then go to Quantum Services, and click on "Yours".

Now, via Qiskit, you can do this, for example to access the open provider and get the backend ibmq_athens:

from qiskit import IBMQ
IBMQ.load_account()
provider = IBMQ.get_provider(hub='ibm-q', group='open', project='main')
print(provider.backends())
backend = provider.get_backend('ibmq_athens')

Hope this helps, tell me if you need more details on something! :)

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If you have only one provider (which is the most common case) you can print all your backend names like this:

from qiskit import IBMQ
IBMQ.load_account()
print([backend.name() for backend in IBMQ.providers()[0].backends()])
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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. It works! $\endgroup$
    – Holger
    Mar 18, 2021 at 17:44

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