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- RIKEN selects Quantinuum system model H1 for large-scale hybrid quantum supercomputing platform in Japan
The commitment provides RIKEN and its collaborators local access to Quantinuum's world-leading ion-trapping quantum computer.
It accelerates the development of applications for quantum computers and supercomputers by RIKEN project leaders, SoftBank, the University of Tokyo, and Osaka University.
BROOMFIELD, Colo. and LONDON, Jan. 10, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantinuum, the world's largest embedded quantum computing company, and RIKEN, Japan's largest comprehensive research institution and home to a high-performance computing (HPC) center ) leader in the world, have announced an agreement in which Quantinuum will provide access to Quantinuum's highest performance H1 series ion trapping quantum computing technology to RIKEN. Under the agreement, Quantinuum will install the hardware at RIKEN's campus in Wako, Saitama.
The implementation will be part of RIKEN's project to build a hybrid quantum HPC platform consisting of high-performance computing systems such as the Fugaku supercomputer and quantum computers. The integrated hardware platform will support a large-scale software research program in which RIKEN researchers, together with collaborators Softbank, the University of Tokyo and Osaka University, will develop the software tools and applications necessary to integrate computers and quantum supercomputers more effectively.
As an objective of the project, RIKEN and its collaborators intend to demonstrate the advantages of this type of hybrid computing platforms for their implementation as services in the future post-5G era. This project is commissioned by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), a national research and development agency under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.
"We are honored to have been selected to be part of this ambitious and advanced project in Japan," said Dr. Rajeeb Hazra, CEO of Quantinuum. "Quantinuum has a track record as a commercial leader in quantum computing and we look forward to bringing our technical and operational knowledge and contributing to achieving the project's objectives. Our H-series quantum computer is uniquely positioned to enable innovative developments by researchers around the world. . We are excited that this commitment will allow researchers at RIKEN and other Japanese institutions to benefit from the full power and capability of our H-Series quantum computer."
"NISQ's advanced quantum computers are now moving into the practical stage as the number of qubits increases and fidelity improves. From an HPC point of view, quantum computers are devices that accelerate scientific applications conventionally executed on supercomputers and "enable calculations that cannot be solved by supercomputers. RIKEN is committed to developing system software for hybrid quantum-HPC computing, leveraging its comprehensive scientific research capabilities and experience in the development and operation of cutting-edge supercomputers, such as Fugaku." said Dr. Mitsuhisa Sato, deputy director, RIKEN Center for Computational Sciences/director, Quantum HPC Collaborative Platform Division.
For more information, please visit: https://www.quantinuum.com/hardware/h1
. Benchmarking the Quantinuum H-Series Ion-Trap Quantum Computers. https://vimeo.com/884132330/29a123cefc?s...
RIKEN, a National Research and Development Agency, is Japan's largest comprehensive research institution, recognized for its high-quality research in a wide range of scientific disciplines. Founded in 1917, initially as a private research foundation, RIKEN has grown rapidly in size and scope, and today encompasses a network of world-class research centers and institutes throughout Japan.
Quantinuum, the world's largest integrated quantum company, pioneering powerful quantum computers and advanced software solutions. Quantinuum's technology drives advances in materials discovery, cybersecurity, and next-generation quantum AI. With nearly 500 employees, including more than 370 scientists and engineers, Quantinuum is leading the quantum computing revolution on every continent.
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