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IBM, Pasqal to Partner on Quantum-Centric Supercomputing

Companies plan to explore chemistry and materials science use cases in using a classical-quantum hybrid architecture

Berenice Baker, Editor, Enter Quantum

June 6, 2024

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IBM and Pasqal have announced they intend to collaborate to develop a common approach to quantum-centric supercomputing and to support chemistry and materials science research.

The companies specialize in different quantum computing paradigms. IBM develops superconducting circuit quantum computers and Pasqal’s are neutral atom based.

They intend to work with high-performance computing institutions to establish how quantum computing could integrate with advanced classical computing to create the next generation of hybrid supercomputers.

The companies plan to develop an architecture to integrate software for a hybrid environment that seamlessly combines different quantum computing modalities with advanced classical computers.

They intend to use open-source software and involve the technical community in the process, beginning by co-sponsoring a regional high-performance computing technical forum in Germany before expanding to other countries.

“We look forward to combining efforts for a highly ambitious goal: begin to establish business best practices for quantum-centric supercomputing,” said Pasqal CEO Georges-Olivier Reymond.

“Harnessing the strengths of both technologies, we stand ready to match the accelerating pace of our customers’ needs and meet their growing demands.”

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A key objective of the partnership is to further utility-scale industry adoption of quantum-centric supercomputing for materials science and chemistry tapping into both companies’ full-stack quantum computing leading roles and working with IBM’s materials group.

“Quantum-centric supercomputing is the future of high-performance computing and is the way to achieve near-term quantum advantage in chemistry, materials science and other scientific applications,” said IBM fellow and vice president of IBM Quantum, Jay Gambetta.

“This collaboration with Pasqal will ensure that this future is open and agnostic to the hardware modality, creating more value for our clients and users.”

About the Author(s)

Berenice Baker

Editor, Enter Quantum

Berenice is the editor of Enter Quantum, the companion website and exclusive content outlet for The Quantum Computing Summit. Enter Quantum informs quantum computing decision-makers and solutions creators with timely information, business applications and best practice to enable them to adopt the most effective quantum computing solution for their businesses. Berenice has a background in IT and 16 years’ experience as a technology journalist.

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