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Choose a system or simulator

Choose a system or simulator

Before you run a job, you must choose a physical quantum system or a simulator to run on. Alternatively, you can use Qiskit Runtime local testing mode. to run jobs on your local system.

The Standard plan allows access to both physical quantum systems and simulators, while the Lite plan allows access only to simulators.

To find your available systems and cloud simulators, view the Compute resources page. You must be logged in to see your available compute resources.

You can also view your available systems and simulators by using the List your backends API directly or in Swagger.