National and European Projects

The research group is involved in several German and European cutting-edge research projects that aim to lift quantum and high performance computing to the next level. The projects cover hardware and software related topics in various contexts and range from flagship programs to small and mid-sized collaborations. Moreover, we represent the quantum computing section of the JSC in different initiatives, cooperations and networks.

HPCQS: High Performance Computer – Quantum Simulator hybrid

HPCQS seeks to integrate and couple two quantum simulators, each capable of controlling more than 100 qubits, with two existing European Tier-0 supercomputers, and to deploy an open European federated hybrid HPC-QS infrastructure that will provide non-commercial cloud access to public and private European users. The project aims to develop a hybrid programming platform which allows to combine quantum simulations with classical high performance computing and thus accelerates the computing speed of classical supercomputers

QSolid: Quantum computer in the Solid State

Building a complete quantum computer based on cutting-edge German technology is the goal of the QSolid collaborative. The project centres on quantum bits – or qubits for short – of very high quality, i.e. with a low error rate. The quantum computer will be integrated into Forschungszentrum Jülich’s supercomputing infrastructure at an early stage and will contain several next-generation superconducting quantum processors, including a “moonshot” system that has been proven to exceed the computing power of conventional computers.

JUNIQ: Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing

The Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing provides science and industry access to state-of-the-art quantum computing devices. JUNIQ is a uniform quantum computing Platform as a Service (QC-PaaS), offering European users support and access to quantum computer emulators and quantum computing technologies of different types and levels of technological maturity. JUNIQ will integrate quantum computers in the form of quantum-classical hybrid computing systems into the modular HPC environment of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre.

Q(AI)²: Quantum Artifical Intelligence for the Automotive Industry

The goal of the project is to develop a broad base of algorithms for AI applications with optimizations on quantum computers. For this purpose, a deeper understanding of the acceleration potential will be developed for the already known algorithms. Furthermore, it will be identified in which fundamental as well as industrially relevant applications quantum AI provides essential acceleration. The implementation of algorithms will be optimized for the available hardware as well as for the industrial problem. This results in a clear and qualified outlook for first quantum-accelerated AI applications in the automotive sector.

CQSE: Center for Quantum Science and Engineering

As a driving force for an "Innovation Valley Rheinland", Helmholtz and Fraunhofer bundle their competences in the CQSE and enable local companies to take a leading role in the development and use of quantum technologies (QT), in particular quantum computing (QC). Thus, for an efficient transfer of QT into industrial value creation, the current gap between academic research and industry will be closed as quickly as possible.

DAQC: Digital-Analog Quantum Computers

The approach of digital-analog quantum computing (DAQC) complements the flexibility of digital circuits with the robustness of analog computational blocks. Therefore, the goal of this collaborative project is to fabricate and continuously operate a digital-analog quantum computer and the associated calibration and control technology. This quantum computer will be integrated into a high-performance computing environment in which the quantum processor will assume the function of a computing accelerator. Thus, not only quantum supremacy, but a real quantum advantage is to be achieved by means of DAQC already in the next few years.

CoE RAISE: European Centre of Excellence Research on AI- and Simulation-Based Engineering at Exascale

CoE RAISE is a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, European research infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures). In RAISE, researchers from science and industry develop novel, scalable Artificial Intelligence technologies towards Exascale along representative use-cases from Engineering and Natural Sciences.

EIN Quantum NRW: Education, Innovation und Networking Quantum NRW

EIN Quantum NRW verbindet die exzellente Forschung und Entwicklung an mehr als einem Dutzend nordrhein-westfälischen Standorten in den Bereichen Quantencomputing, Quantenkommunikation, Enabling Technologies sowie zu den übergreifenden Themen Lehre, Fortbildung und Technologietransfer. Zu ihnen gehören die Universitäten Aachen, Bochum, Bonn, Dortmund, Duisburg-Essen, Düsseldorf, Köln, Münster, Paderborn, Siegen sowie das Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), das Forschungszentrum Jülich und die Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Die Koordination erfolgt derzeit durch das Forschungszentrum Jülich und die Universität Siegen. Mittelfristig wird ein internationales Board aus Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft den Prozess begleiten.

National and European Projects

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Last Modified: 15.03.2024