Concrete First Results on 100+-Qubit HPCQS Systems Pave the Way for Hybrid HPC/Quantum Applications
In the context of the SuperComputing 2023 conference in Denver (SC23), Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif (GENCI), Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA), Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), and PASQAL are demonstrating progresses in the framework of the European project High-Performance Computer and Quantum Simulator hybrid (HPCQS).
PASQAL is delivering two 100+-qubit quantum computers to its first customers in France (GENCI/CEA) and Germany (FZJ). These devices, acquired in the framework of the European project HPCQS, and co-funded by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, France and Germany, will be coupled respectively with the Joliot-Curie and JURECA DC supercomputers.
The two PASQAL quantum computers will be accessible to a wide range of European users in 2024. They are the first building blocks of a federated European HPC-QCS infrastructure that will also consist of the six quantum computers acquired by the EuroHPC JU and hosted in France (GENCI/CEA), Germany (LRZ), Czech Republic (IT4I @ VSB), Poland (PSNC), Spain (BSC-CNS) and Italy (CINECA).
HPCQS users are already able to validate their use cases through various entry points, such as the Pulser environment deployed on the Joliot-Curie and JURECA DC environments, as well as thanks to remote access to a 100+-qubit device hosted on PASQAL’s premises in Massy, France. Currently, some HPCQS users from JSC are performing remote simulations on this device to benchmark it and to demonstrate quantum many-body scarring, a phenomenon that has recently attracted a lot of interest in foundations of quantum statistical physics and potential quantum information processing applications. European end-users will also soon have access to a more scalable, tensor network-based emulator from PASQAL, called EMU-TN, which will also be deployed on both French and German environments.