12/20/2021

High-Performance Computer and Quantum Simulator hybrid (HPCQS) has set off

The University of Innsbruck and the Innsbruck Spin-off ParityQC are part of the new project “High-Performance Computer and Quantum Simulator hybrid” (HPCQS), which allows Europe to enter into the new era of hybrid quantum-high-performance computing. HPCQS sets out to integrate two quantum simulators, each controlling about 100+ qubits in supercomputers located at two European HPC centers.

"The HPCQS-infrastructure is a first step towards a European infrastructure for quantum computing and simulation", say ParityQC-founders Wolfgang Lechner and Magdalena Hauser.

With the new project “High-Performance Computer and Quantum Simulator hybrid” (HPCQS) Europe enters into the new era of hybrid quantum-high-performance computing. HPCQS sets out to integrate two quantum simulators, each controlling about 100+ qubits in supercomputers located at two European HPC centers. The European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) based in Luxembourg has granted the infrastructure project in the framework of its Research and Innovation Action “Advanced pilots towards the European exascale Supercomputers”. HPCQS will receive a total budget of 12 Mio Euro over the next four years, which is provided by the EuroHPC JU and the participating member states in equal parts.

The EuroHPC JU is a joint initiative of the EU, European countries and private partners to develop a world class supercomputing ecosystem in Europe. HPCQS will carry out a Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) to implement two 100+ qubit quantum simulators and start an ambitious research programme on December 1st , 2021. Prof. Kristel Michielsen of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), one of the five participating European HPC centers, is coordinating the project.

For more information see:

https://science.apa.at/power-search/4605178589230853548

https://www.uibk.ac.at/newsroom/quanten-supercomputing-fuer-europa.html.de

https://www.hpcqs.eu/

https://parityqc.com/

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801110.

ESQ has received funding from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF).

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