What is this dedicated use of IBMQ_16_melbourne? I am trying to run a simulation but it is not running. Is there any way to run the simulations? When is the backend coming online again for normal users?
First you will need a IBM Q experience account if you do not have one. Using the token listed under your profile you will import the IBMQ package, save your account, and execute the program on an available backend.
from qiskit import IBMQ IBMQ.save_account('MY_TOKEN', 'URL') IBMQ.load_accounts(hub=None) #Run everytime to load your account info saved locally IBMQ.backends() #Prints available backends # Or select from least busy backend from qiskit.providers.ibmq import least_busy large_enough_devices = IBMQ.backends(filters=lambda x: x.configuration().n_qubits < 10 and not x.configuration().simulator) backend = least_busy(large_enough_devices) print("The best backend is " + backend.name())
from qiskit.tools.monitor import job_monitor shots = 1024 max_credits = 3 job_exp = execute(qc, backend=backend, shots=shots, max_credits=max_credits) job_monitor(job_exp)
(Where qc is a parameter accepting the quantum circuit to be executed) Be sure to check the qiskit tutorials for and IBM Q experience to learn more. These backend servers are pretty much always available and you can check the status of them on the IBM Q experience with your account.