Conducting research for a changing society: this is the mission of more than 7,000 employees working hand in hand at Forschungszentrum Jülich, including 600 visiting scientists from 65 countries. Jülich scientists combine natural, life and engineering sciences in the fields of information, energy, and the bioeconomy with specialist expertise in high-performance computing and the use of unique scientific infrastructures that are unrivalled in Europe.
Among many research institutions of FZJ, five of them participate in OpenSuperQ+: the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), the Institute for Quantum Computing Analytics (PGI-12), the Institute for Quantum Control (PGI-8), the Institute for Theoretical Nanoelectronics (PGI-2), and the Institute for Functional Quantum Computing (PGI-13).
PGI-12 is taking a managing role in coordinating the OpenSuperQ+ project. On the scientific side its goals in the project are concentrated around the further development of quantum variational algorithms as well as quantum simulations in many-body physics. Researchers from PGI-12 also contribute to the task of interface definitions and hardware standards.
JSC will exploit its unique infrastructure for cloud access development. In addition to that, scientists from JSC are aiming at constructing new schemes of error mitigation.
The team of PGI-8 works on the task related to the low-level connectivity of control hardware and develops variational algorithms for fluid dynamics. In turn, PGI-2 is involved in the project via its outstanding expertise in the device modeling for the benefit of all the experimental partners in the project. Finally, PGI-13 is researching wideband parametric amplifiers for improved readout.
The OSQ+100 project consortium empowers us to address European-level standardisation and benchmarking needs that will in turn enable a smooth transition in the next generation of devices for the inter-operability of high-performance quantum superconducting computing modules.Felix Motzoi