DELFT, Netherlands/Barcelona, Spain - July 11th, 2023 – QuantWare, a global leader in superconducting quantum processors, proudly announces the successful activation of its 5-qubit Soprano quantum processor at Qilimanjaro's facilities, situated within Barcelona's renowned Quantum Computing Technology laboratory of the Institut de Fisica d'Altes Energies (IFAE).
This seminal achievement marks the advent of Spain's inaugural quantum computer, built by a joint-venture between Qilimanjaro and GMV, and plays a crucial role in the ambitious quantum computing initiative pioneered by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and Quantum Spain.
As part of this project the system will be integrated with the MareNostrum 5 supercomputer, the most powerful supercomputer in Spain, and among the most advanced in the world. QuantWare is set to provide a series of three quantum processing units (QPUs) throughout the project, fashioned for scalability and cost-effectiveness. The project will allow the Spanish academic and business community to first execute quantum circuits under full Spanish control.
In line with the emerging Open Architecture approach, in this project, Qilimanjaro integrates components from various suppliers to build the quantum computer. QuantWare's 5-qubit Soprano is a vital part of this quantum computer. This mirrors the successful model used in the creation of Israel’s first quantum computer, which also utilizes QuantWare's quantum processors. Significantly, this project will be among the first worldwide where a quantum computer is integrated within a high-performance computing (HPC) system.
"QuantWare is thrilled to be at the heart of this landmark project, powering Spain's first quantum computer and initiating the Spanish ecosystem with an Open Architecture approach". "Thanks to our scalable technology, the consortium can quickly escalate the system's capabilities over time, promising the near-term integration of a quantum computer into one of Europe's leading HPC centers."
Matthijs Rijlaarsdam, CEO of QuantWare.
“This first delivery marks a significant moment as Qilimanjaro becomes the pioneer in providing access to the first quantum computer in Spain through an HPC center. We take immense pride in not only accomplishing this feat but also in partnering with an exceptional group of European providers, such as QuantWare." “Together, we have demonstrated the power of collaboration and innovation in pushing the boundaries of quantum technology.”
Marta Estarellas, CEO of Qilimanjaro.
QuantWare is striving to become the 'Intel of quantum computing', providing increasingly powerful and affordable quantum hardware such as quantum processors to organizations around the world and enabling them to build quantum computers for 1/10th the cost of competing solutions. Committed to an open architecture approach, QuantWare develops technology that will massively scale the number of qubits in a single processor, to create processors that can perform useful quantum computation in the near term.
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Qilimanjaro brings practical applications of quantum computing to the market in a shorter timeframe than digital quantum computers, by using a different but complementary model of quantum computation: the analog model.
Qilimanjaro creates a coherent quantum annealer accessible via our cloud to run real-world applications such as optimisation tasks in the logistics, finance, and energy sector, among others, and quantum simulation of chemical and physical processes, very present in the materials and pharmaceutical research industries. Qilimanjaro aims at providing our clients with a faster, more accurate and sustainable solution to their computing problems.
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