Pasqal and CINECA to advance use cases of neutral-atom-based quantum computers

The Italian inter-university consortium CINECA — one of the world’s most important supercomputing centers — will give access to Pasqal’s neutral atoms quantum computing technology to its members through Pasqal’s quantum cloud.

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CINECA is at the forefront of innovation and committed to provide its members access to the most promising computing technologies. Through a competitive process, CINECA selected Pasqal to provide runtime hours on its processors located in Palaiseau, France. Several key characteristics of Pasqal’s technology were deemed crucial: high qubit connectivity, processor topology re-arrangement at will, and analog control to implement Hamiltonian evolutions.

Pasqal will give access to its first prototype, the “Fresnel” 100-qubits processor, named after the 19th century French Physicist whose discoveries in the field of optics paved the way towards a better control of light, a key ingredient of Pasqal’s technology.

The processor supports quantum simulation tasks (e.g. topological materials), as well as hybrid implementation of quantum algorithms with a focus on the resolution of optimization problems, for example in the energy sector.

Sanzio Bassini, Director of the SuperComputing Applications and Innovation Department (SCAI) of CINECA: “The collaboration with Pasqal is an integral part of our development strategy in the field of QC, which is to facilitate access to QC systems; support the development of demonstration systems that integrate traditional HPC functionalities with the use of quantum systems used as coprocessors; launch a significant program for the development of mixed and quantum computing algorithms that embraces the widest range of scientific, technological and industrial applications and immediately involve the national industry to favour a ready application use of QC technologies.”
Georges-Olivier Reymond, CEO of Pasqal: “Pasqal’s quantum processors have proved their capacity for addressing real world problems. Bringing them together with the European pre-exascale infrastructure of CINECA will foster the adoption of quantum technologies. This is the beginning of a long-lasting and fruitful collaboration between Italy and France.”

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