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High Performance Computer and Quantum Simulator hybrid

Objective

The aim of HPCQS is to prepare European research, industry and society for the use and federal operation of quantum computers and simulators. These are future computing technologies that are promising to overcome the most difficult computational challenges. HPCQS is developing the programming platform for the quantum simulator, which is based on the European ATOS Quantum Learning Machine (QLM), and the deep, low-latency integration into modular HPC systems based on ParTec’s European modular supercomputing concept. A twin pilot system, developed as a prototype by the European company Pasqal, will be implemented and integrated at CEA/TGCC (France) and FZJ/JSC (Germany), both hosts of European Tier-0 HPC systems. The pre-exascale sites BSC (Spain) and CINECA (Italy) as well as ICECH (Ireland) will be connected to the TGCC and JSC via the European data infrastructure FENIX. It is planned to offer quantum HPC hybrid resources to the public via the access channels of PRACE. To achieve these goals, HPCQS brings together leading quantum and supercomputer experts from science and industry, thus creating an incubator for practical quantum HPC hybrid computing that is unique in the world. The HPC-QS technology will be developed in a co-design process together with selected exemplary use cases from chemistry, physics, optimization and machine learning suitable for quantum HPC hybrid calculations. HPCQS fits squarely to the challenges and scope of the call by acquiring a quantum device with two times 100+ neutral atoms. HPCQS develops the connection between the classical supercomputer and the quantum simulator by deep integration in the modular supercomputing architecture and will provide cloud access and middleware for programming and execution of applications on the quantum simulator through the QLM, as well as a Jupyter-Hub platform with safe access guarantee through the European UNICORE system to its ecosystem of quantum programming facilities and application libraries.

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-EuroHPC-2020-2
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Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 404 263,10

Participants (14)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 182 116,88
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
GRAND EQUIPEMENT NATIONAL DE CALCUL INTENSIF
France
EU contribution
€ 1 845 174,38
Address
6 Bis Rue Auguste Vitu
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
BULL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 559 291,88
Address
Rue Jean Jaures 68
78340 Les Clayes Sous Bois
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 143 040
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 170 300
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 86 831,25
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EURICE EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND PROJECT OFFICE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 193 391,25
Address
Heinrich-hertz-allee 1
66386 St Ingbert
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 117 432,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 119 361,88
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
CINECA CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 14 062,50
Address
Via Magnanelli 6/3
40033 Casalecchio Di Reno Bo
Activity type
Research Organisations
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER-CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 20 937,50
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
FLYSIGHT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 38 062,50
Address
Via Aurelio Lampredi 45
57121 Livorno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PARITY QUANTUM COMPUTING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 83 455
Address
Rennweg 1, Top 314
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 22 279,38
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations