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The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) at the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) provides high-end HPC and the by today largest German data capacities for scientists at FZJ, in the Helmholtz Association, at universities and at research laboratories in Germany and all over Europe (via PRACE) as well as for industrial partners. The facility is contributing to the development of modular supercomputing and future data center technology, aiming at exascale for supercomputing and data management systems in collaboration with world-class manufacturers and users, and has been selected by EuroHPC JU to become the first European exascale facility. The facility is carrying out and will enhance its research and development for advanced computing architectures such as quantum computers, quantum simulators, quantum annealers, digital annealers and neuromorphic computers. A further important task of the facility is the user support, education and training.

JSC has set up the Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing (JUNIQ) in the form of a single, user-friendly platform (QC-PaaS). It offers user support and access to quantum computer (QC) emulators and QC technologies at various stages of technological maturity. JUNIQ is the local platform to integrate QCs and quantum annealers in the form of quantum-classical hybrid computing systems into JSC's modular HPC environment.

Main tasks in the project

Within the OSQ+100 project, JSC is involved in work package 6. In WP6, JSC will via its JUNIQ platform provide external access to the following OSQ+100 demonstrators:

  • Starmon quantum processors with 20, 50 and 100 superconducting transmon qubits (TU Delft)
  • QAL 9000 quantum processors with 40 and 100 superconducting qubits and pulse-level access (Chalmers)
  • OSQ-G quantum processor based on non-transmon-type alternative qubits (Walter-Meissner-Institute)

and to the affiliated systems at VTT (IQM quantum computer) and FZJ (QSolid quantum computer).

The user experience between the different portals of TNO, CSC, VTT, LRZ and JSC will be unified, to the extent that users familiar with a specific portal can easily navigate and use the other portals.

JSC will prepare the JUNIQ portal for the integration of the OSQ+ quantum computers with FZJ supercomputers.


Staff members involved

Prof. Dr Kristel Michielsen
Prof. Dr Kristel Michielsen