NVIDIA has launched the CUDA-Q™ platform at national supercomputing centers worldwide, including sites in Germany, Japan, and Poland. These centers will integrate the platform into their supercomputing systems to power quantum processing units (QPUs). For instance, Germany’s Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) will deploy a QPU from IQM Quantum Computers alongside the JUPITER supercomputer, enhanced by the NVIDIA GH200 Grace Hopper™ Superchip. In Japan, the ABCI-Q supercomputer at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) will incorporate a QPU from QuEra, powered by NVIDIA’s Hopper™ architecture. Meanwhile, Poland’s Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) will install two photonic QPUs from ORCA Computing, connected to a new supercomputer partition accelerated by NVIDIA Hopper.

These collaborations will drive research into quantum applications such as AI, energy, and biology. AIST’s research involves Rubidium atoms controlled by laser light as qubits, enabling large-scale, high-fidelity quantum processing. PSNC’s quantum photonics systems use single photons at telecom frequencies as qubits, providing a distributed, scalable, and modular quantum architecture.

Through these partnerships, NVIDIA facilitates the integration of quantum computers with supercomputers, enabling quantum computing with AI to address challenges like noisy qubits and develop efficient algorithms. The CUDA-Q platform, an open-source and QPU-agnostic quantum-classical accelerated supercomputing platform, underpins these advancements.

For further details, you can access the original press release provided by NVIDIA here.

May 13, 2024