Supercomputer Centers to Incorporate Nvidia Quantum Computing Platform

Hybrid architecture will help develop AI, chemistry, energy, biology, and simulation applications.

Berenice Baker

May 16, 2024

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Supercomputer Centers to Incorporate Nvidia Quantum Computing Platform
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This article originally appeared in IoT World Today

Supercomputing sites in Germany, Japan, and Poland plan to integrate Nvidia’s open source platform to integrate and program quantum and classical processors as a single system.

The centers already have high-performance computing systems that use Nvidia CPUs and GPUs. The CUDA-Q platform would enable them to work in a hybrid environment with quantum processing units (QPUs).

The Jülich Supercomputing Center (JSC) at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany is integrating an IQM Quantum Computers QPU with its Jupiter supercomputer. Jupiter uses the Nvidia GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip, which combines GPU and CPU functionality.

JSC researchers plan to use the QPU to develop quantum applications for chemical simulations and optimization problems, and to demonstrate how classical supercomputers can be accelerated by quantum computers.

The ABCI-Q supercomputer at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan also uses Hopper architecture and is incorporating a QPU from QuEra. It aims to enable researchers to investigate quantum applications in AI, energy and biology.

“Japan’s researchers will make progress toward practical quantum computing applications with the ABCI-Q quantum-classical accelerated supercomputer. Nvidia is helping these pioneers push the boundaries of quantum computing research,” said G-QuAT/AIST deputy director Masahiro Horibe.

Related:IBM, Riken to Integrate Quantum Computer with Supercomputer

Poland’s Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) recently connected two Orca Computing photonic QPUs to a new supercomputer partition accelerated by Hopper.

“This collaboration heralds a new era of computational innovation in quantum computing. Aligning Orca with like-minded partners in quantum will unlock unprecedented capabilities in solving complex real-world problems across various disciplines, now and into the future,” said Orca Computing co-founder and CEO Richard Murray.

Nvidia director of quantum and HPC Tim Costa said that the tight integration of quantum with GPU supercomputing will enable “useful” quantum computing.

“Nvidia’s quantum computing platform equips pioneers such as AIST, JSC, and PSNC to push the boundaries of scientific discovery and advance the state of the art in quantum-integrated supercomputing,” Costa added.

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