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Primeur weekly 2018-11-05

Exascale supercomputing

Cray introduces first exascale-class supercomputer ...

DOE to build next-generation supercomputer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ...

Crowd computing

FaceMe to use Tatau's distributed supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

Full steam ahead to the quantum web: Mainz University is involved in the European Flagship on Quantum Technologies programme ...

A quantum computer for Europe: Joining forces for new FET flagship project OpenSuperQ ...

Tianhe-2 supercomputer works out the criterion for quantum supremacy ...

A billion euro for quantum research - the Danish contribution ...

One step closer to complex quantum teleportation ...

Tests show integrated quantum chip operations possible ...

Researchers create scalable platform for on-chip quantum emitters ...

Berkeley computer theorists show path to verifying that quantum beats classical ...

Multi-functional quantum bits for future computers ...

Focus on Europe

PRACE to issue The Scientific Case for Computing in Europe 2018-2026 ...

PRACE Digest 2018 now available online ...

Open Edge and HPC Initiative to be launched at SC18 ...

Human brain supercomputer with 1 million processors switched on for first time ...

Middleware

AccelStor unveils the advanced flash data reduction technology for the era of data intensive workloads ...

Bright unveils plans to exhibit at SC18 in Dallas ...

Hardware

Cray reports third quarter 2018 financial results ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center installing new Pitzer Cluster built by Dell EMC ...

SDSC Chief Data Science Officer Ilkay Altintas named an HDSI Fellow ...

Applications

Esther Bron is the winner of the Young eScientist Award 2018 ...

University of Tokyo team becomes Gordon Bell Prize finalist after performing the most complex earthquake simulation to date ...

HPC & Artificial Intelligence: Addressing humanity's grand challenges at SC18 ...

Machine learning to help optimize traffic and reduce pollution ...

The Cloud

Red Hat refines hybrid Cloud innovation with latest version of the world's leading enterprise Linux platform ...

Cloud computing load balancing based on ant colony algorithms improves performance ...

VoiceBase extends deep learning neural network compute to Verne Global ...

HPE delivers first above-the-cloud supercomputing services for astronauts to advance space exploration ...

A quantum computer for Europe: Joining forces for new FET flagship project OpenSuperQ

Professor Frank Wilhelm-Mauch from the Physics Department of Saarland University who coordinates the project. Credit: Thorsten Mohr.29 Oct 2018 Saarbrücken - The world is currently taking the first steps into the second quantum revolution where quantum technologies will play a decisive part in advanced technology. In the last few years, quantum computing has been elevated from a basic research concept towards a viable Cloud offering which will be affecting people's everyday lives in multiple ways. The collaborative research project OpenSuperQ aims at developing a quantum computing system of up to 100 qubits and to sustainably make it available at a central site for external users.

The system consists of a full computing stack: The hardware will be based on superconducting integrated circuits and contain the necessary technological infrastructure, including a control system and user-friendly cryogenics. The software stack will be integrated from user access all the way to low-level control. While designed as an all-purpose quantum computer, the consortium particularly targets applications for quantum simulation in chemistry and materials science as well as for optimisation and machine learning. The computer will be among the leading platforms in the world and the first of its kind developed in Europe.

"We are fortunate to have gathered a team of the most renowned players in the field bringing together science, engineering and application development at the highest level", stated Prof. Wilhelm-Mauch from the Physics Department of Saarland University who coordinates the project. "A distinguishing and globally unique feature of OpenSuperQ is its open and integrative approach. We strongly believe that this approach will enable our system and its underlying technologies to serve a large community of early adopters of quantum technologies and educate the next generation of quantum scientists, developers and users. In addition, the planned sustainable central site at Forschungszentrum Jülich will certainly fuel the translation of technologies into applications."

The OpenSuperQ consortium targets a broad portfolio of tasks necessary for the development of quantum computers bringing together universities, research organisations, and technology companies. To maximise the project's impact in the field, the partners strive to establish close links with European and international research and industry players both as technology partners and as users. The involvement of highly recognised stakeholders in the planned advisory board, the basic science group and a user board will further contribute to the achievement of this aim.

OpenSuperQ partners include:

  • From Germany: Universität des Saarlandes; EURICE - European Research and Project Office GmbH; and Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
  • From Spain: Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
  • From Sweden: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB; Low Noise Factory AB
  • From Switzerland: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich; Zurich Instruments AG
  • From Finland: Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy; BlueFors Cryogenics Oy
Source: University Saarland

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Primeur weekly 2018-11-05

Exascale supercomputing

Cray introduces first exascale-class supercomputer ...

DOE to build next-generation supercomputer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ...

Crowd computing

FaceMe to use Tatau's distributed supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

Full steam ahead to the quantum web: Mainz University is involved in the European Flagship on Quantum Technologies programme ...

A quantum computer for Europe: Joining forces for new FET flagship project OpenSuperQ ...

Tianhe-2 supercomputer works out the criterion for quantum supremacy ...

A billion euro for quantum research - the Danish contribution ...

One step closer to complex quantum teleportation ...

Tests show integrated quantum chip operations possible ...

Researchers create scalable platform for on-chip quantum emitters ...

Berkeley computer theorists show path to verifying that quantum beats classical ...

Multi-functional quantum bits for future computers ...

Focus on Europe

PRACE to issue The Scientific Case for Computing in Europe 2018-2026 ...

PRACE Digest 2018 now available online ...

Open Edge and HPC Initiative to be launched at SC18 ...

Human brain supercomputer with 1 million processors switched on for first time ...

Middleware

AccelStor unveils the advanced flash data reduction technology for the era of data intensive workloads ...

Bright unveils plans to exhibit at SC18 in Dallas ...

Hardware

Cray reports third quarter 2018 financial results ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center installing new Pitzer Cluster built by Dell EMC ...

SDSC Chief Data Science Officer Ilkay Altintas named an HDSI Fellow ...

Applications

Esther Bron is the winner of the Young eScientist Award 2018 ...

University of Tokyo team becomes Gordon Bell Prize finalist after performing the most complex earthquake simulation to date ...

HPC & Artificial Intelligence: Addressing humanity's grand challenges at SC18 ...

Machine learning to help optimize traffic and reduce pollution ...

The Cloud

Red Hat refines hybrid Cloud innovation with latest version of the world's leading enterprise Linux platform ...

Cloud computing load balancing based on ant colony algorithms improves performance ...

VoiceBase extends deep learning neural network compute to Verne Global ...

HPE delivers first above-the-cloud supercomputing services for astronauts to advance space exploration ...