Speaker: Mikael Johansson, CSC (Finland)
Combining high-performance computing (HPC) resources with quantum computing (QC) resources has begun. Here, the approach taken by the Nordic-Estonian Quantum Computing e-Infrastructure Quest (NordIQuEst) is presented. NordIQuEst is a collaboration between five countries supported by the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) initiative. In the project, several HPC resources are connected with several QC resources in a common platform. The synergies of pooling both talent and hardware are discussed, and speculations on the future of HPC+QC are provided. We highlight the importance of international collaboration for establishing best practices for the integration, which still are mostly missing due to the infancy of the practice.