Simula in consortium to build one of the first European quantum computers
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Simula in consortium to build one of the first European quantum computers


The European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC) has chosen the LUMI-Q consortium to build one of six quantum computers planned to be the first in Europe. The LUMI-Q infrastructure will be hosted in the Czech Republic and tightly connected to LUMI – currently the most powerful supercomputer in Europe, located in Finland. Simula, Sigma2, and SINTEF are Norwegian partners in the LUMI-Q consortium, thus connecting the Norwegian research community to an international hotspot for the development of bleeding-edge quantum computing technology.

The LUMI-Q consortium will connect several existing European HPC centres to the new quantum computer, and make it accessible for R&D throughout the continent. Combining the consortium’s expertise in HPC and quantum computing, the offered solution will allow end-users to take immediate advantage of the quantum revolution in their computational modelling. This marks an exciting step for quantum computing in Europe.

The LUMI-Q consortium builds and expands upon the established LUMI supercomputer which is presently Europe's most powerful supercomputer, of pre-exascale capacity. It will provide a European-wide quantum computing environment integrated with major EuroHPC infrastructures.

Learn more about LUMI-Q and the host sites for new European quantum computers, including the LUMI-Q quantum computer that will be located in Czechia at the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre in Ostrava, in these press releases from EuroHOPC and IT4Innovations.

LUMI-Q consortium members:

  • VSB - Technical University of Ostrava / IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center (coordinator), Czechia
  • Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET AGH, Poland
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland
  • DTU - Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
  • Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Poland
  • Sigma2 AS, Norway
  • Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  • SINTEF, Norway
  • SURF, The Netherlands
  • TNO, The Netherlands
  • VTT, Finland