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An Open Superconducting Quantum Computer

Objective

OpenSuperQ aims at developing a full-stack quantum computing system of up to 100 qubits and to sustainably make it available at a central site for external users. This system will be applied to tasks of quantum simulation in quantum chemistry which serve as a high-level benchmark, and to problems related to optimization and machine learning. The core of the system will be a processor of superconducting qubits of the planar transmon type, with a square 2D layout and nearest-neighbour connectivity. The processor will be packaged with a control chip and integrated in a custom-made cryogenic system. This quantum computing system will be equipped with integrated control soft- and hardware ready for applications. The computer will be among the leading platforms in the world, and the first of its kind in Europe. A distinguishing and globally unique feature of OpenSuperQ is its open approach ready to serve a large community of users of the system as well as of underlying technologies. The OpenSuperQ consortium works in a collaborative way with broad distribution of tasks and brings together theoretical and experimental teams, a central site including a high-performance computing center, and technology companies. It is supported by an advisory board, a basic science group, and a user board. This broad approach will lead to near-term exploitation, multi-level communication and will develop interfaces and standards made available to the quantum technology community at large.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETFLAG-2018-03
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 636 306,26

Participants (9)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 998 121,65
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 2 328 955,35
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 433 750
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 406 249,99
Address
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZURICH INSTRUMENTS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 577 500,50
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 230 821,25
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
BLUEFORS CRYOGENICS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 209 500
Address
Arinatie 10
00370 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LOW NOISE FACTORY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 179 062,50
Address
Nellickevagen 22
412 63 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EURICE EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND PROJECT OFFICE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 334 125
Address
Heinrich-hertz-allee 1
66386 St Ingbert
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)