New quantum technology for supercomputer center: QMware and Terra Quantum start partnership with LRZ
The Leibniz Computing Center (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences continues to invest in integrated high performance & quantum computing. QMware's technology adds an on-premise private quantum cloud solution to the existing portfolio of simulators for users.
- On September 27 and 28, quantum computer scientists from various areas of Bavarian research and education will participate in a two-day user workshop at the LRZ. This will introduce Bavaria's top researchers to the diverse applications of the hybrid Quantum Cloud.
- Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Head of the Leibniz Supercomputing Center: "We are committed to providing our users with access to various technologies. QMware's onpremise private cloud solution expands our portfolio of quantum technologies, enabling users to prepare for the quantum future now. It thus contributes to the rapid expansion of our infrastructure."
- Georg Gesek, CTO of QMware: "The LRZ occupies an outstanding position in the scientific data center network in Europe. We support this pioneering role strategically and technologically with our clear commitment to European data security and IP protection in the digital space."
- Markus Pflitsch, Founder and CEO of Terra Quantum and QMware: "We would like to use our expertise to strengthen Europe as a location for science and business. The LRZ is a key driver in this regard and is leading the way for the Bavarian state government's excellence initiative. We look forward to working together!"
Munich, September 27, 2022 - QMware today announced the physical integration of its "Private Quantum Cloud" at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ). The LRZ aims to continuously expand the computing power of its existing and future supercomputers using a wide variety of quantum computing hardware and software and is conducting intensive technology exploration to this end. In cooperation with QMware, the novel technology of virtualizing quantum processors will be evaluated together with users. In such an environment, algorithms can be developed today that use classical high-performance computers and future quantum computers.
The collaboration with QMware is a further step for the rapid and continuous expansion of the LRZ infrastructure for hybrid quantum computing and supports the consistent further development of the high-performance infrastructure for science. "We want to test application examples in practice as quickly as possible and develop corresponding software. Together with users, we want to test how they can already do this today with the QMware Cloud," says Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Head of the LRZ.
As a first step, QMware and the LRZ are offering interested researchers a beginner's workshop to familiarize them with the cloud solution. On September 27 and 28, more than 20 participants will get to know the development environment of the hybrid quantum computing cloud QMware. Represented are top researchers of the Bavarian quantum community. Under the guidance of the QMware team, they are taught the tools to develop and operate their own applications for their specific field of knowledge in teaching and research together with the LRZ. Examples of applications can be found in the areas of optimization, simulation or machine learning. The formulated algorithms can access both classical and quantum-based computing power. After this initial user training, the group of experts will stress test the system with their own applications.
Georg Gesek, Chief Technology Officer of QMware AG, is personally involved: "The LRZ occupies an outstanding position in the scientific data center network in Europe. We support this pioneering role strategically and technologically with our clear commitment to European data security and intellectual property protection in the digital space. We are proud to be part of this great gathering of the best minds in the field of hybrid quantum computing in Europe and look forward to transferring the resulting technologies directly into industrial applications."
With the successful integration of QMware, Terra Quantum now also brings its expertise to the partnership: The parent company of QMware works with leading industry partners on solutions in the areas of quantum software, computing and security. Just recently, the team led by founder and CEO Markus Pflitsch published the results of its collaboration with Volkswagen Data:Lab Munich. The research team had investigated two case studies in the areas of machine learning and optimization in automotive production. "We want to use our expertise to strengthen Europe as a science and business location. The LRZ is a key driver here and is leading the way for the Bavarian state government's excellence initiative. We are looking forward to the collaboration!", says Markus Pflitsch, founder and CEO Terra Quantum and QMware.