LRZ to Host One of Six First European Quantum Computers
Newsflash 05/2023 –

The EuroHPC JU signs hosting agreements for six quantum computers.

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (LRZ), one of the three national supercomputing centers of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) will host and operate Euro-Q-Exa, where it will be integrated into the LRZ’s leadership-class supercomputer, currently SuperMUC-NG.

With the hosting agreement signed between EuroHPC JU and LRZ the European science community reaches another important milestone in advancing quantum computing.

LRZ’s quantum programme plans systems based on superconducting qubits in two major steps: First, in order to offer researchers across Europe access to the technology for their science as quickly as possible, the Q-Exa system financed by Germany will first be integrated into LRZ's supercomputers and made available to scientists in Europe in 2024. Building on that foundation, the Euro-Q-Exa systems will upgrade the superconducting quantum processors in two phases to expand performance up to 100 qubits. In addition to EuroHPC JU, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts are funding the European quantum computer at LRZ; it is being developed, optimised and supplemented with software through contributions from the Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) in collaboration with other research partners.

For details on the other hosting sites and their initiatives, please see the official press release by EuroHPC JU

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