Advancing quantum computing with HPC
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) reports on the launch of the "European Quantum Computing for Exascale HPC", or Euro-Q-Exa for short. The aim of the research project is to integrate quantum computers into an existing supercomputer and into High Performance Computing (HPC) at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ). In addition to the BMBF, the European consortium EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) and the Bavarian States Ministry of Science and the Arts are founding this project. "Quantum computing is a key technology of the future with enormous potential," Federal Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger states. "Particularly in combination with so-called high-performance computers, it enables new solutions, for example in the optimisation of supply chains, image analysis in medicine or the simulation of climate developments. With Euro-Q-Exa, a project is now starting that will take us a big step forward in this." LRZ is one of six European sites for hybrid supercomputers combining HPC with quantum technologies selected by the EuroHPC JU.
- Quantum Computer for Europe: https://www.quantum.lrz.de/bits-of-qubits/detail/quantum-computer-for-europe
- Quantum Computer to come to Bavaria: https://www.quantum.lrz.de/bits-of-qubits/detail/european-quantum-computer-to-come-to-bavaria