Atos and IQM commissioned a study of 110 high-performance computing (HPC) centers worldwide to gauge their interest in quantum computing and obtained interesting results. Twenty-seven percent (27%) of these centers indicated they are already experimenting with quantum computing, 76% of the centers indicated they expect to be utilizing quantum computing technologies by 2023, and by 2026, a very surprising 71% of HPC centers indicate they expect to be utilizing a quantum computer with either an on-premise or mixed infrastructure for quantum computing. The remainder of the HPC centers in 2026 still anticipate they will be using a cloud-based approach. Here are some of the key results from the survey.
- The top four drivers for adopting quantum technology and the percentage of organizations that mention them include:
- Search for a long term competitive advantage (48%)
- External requests from our custoemrs/users (41%)
- Organizations investor directive (39%)
- Expanding our knowledge and skills of the technology (39%)
- The survey also probed what were the key barriers to adopting quantum technology and the top three barriers include:
- Regulation/legal/security risks (41%)
- Employees’ culture resistance (38%)
- Lack of developer skills (33%)
- The report concludes with a three step approach for HPC centers wish to adopt quantum computing. These include (in order):
- Gap analysis and quantum solutions development
- Quantum solution design and integration
- Quantum use case development and implementation
Additional information about this survey and the results can be found in a news release issued by IQM available here, a web page which summarizes some of the key findings and methodology here, and report with detailed results from the survey that can be seen here.
November 19, 2021