As part of a overall agreement to work together with RIKEN, a large research institute in Japan focusing on the natural sciences, on Next Generation Computing including AI and high performance computing, Intel will also be working with RIKEN on quantum computing. RIKEN will be using Intel’s Quantum SDK (see our recent article describing the Intel Quantum SDK) as well as quantum chip testing. Besides their work with Intel, RIKEN is also working with Fujitsu to produce a superconducting based quantum computer with 64 qubits. Additional information is available in a press release provided by RIKEN (in Japanese) that can be seen here.

May 23, 2023