Quantum Classical Hybrid Computing Models in Modular HPC Systems
Event Type
Focus Session
TimeWednesday, June 24th4pm - 4:30pm
DescriptionQuantum computing and quantum annealing are new, innovative ways of computing for some of the most complex problems with potential applications in simulation, optimization and machine learning. The expectations for the use of quantum computers and quantum annealers in science and industry are high. Although it will still take many years for quantum computing technology to become fully mature, an early entry into the practical use of this new disruptive technology is of great urgency.

Practical application requires the integration of quantum computers into existing HPC infrastructures in the form of quantum-classical hybrid computing models. The “Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing (JUNIQ)”, a quantum computer user facility which is currently being set up at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), will integrate quantum computing devices with various quantum technology readiness levels into the modular supercomputing architecture of JSC. Within JUNIQ, user support and training in HPC and quantum computer usage will be provided, software tools, modelling concepts and algorithms will be developed, and it will play an important role in the development of prototype applications.

We also discuss some prototype applications in optimization and machine learning, which are based on quantum-classical hybrid algrithms.