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French National Quantum Strategy Day

30/03/2023 @ 08:00 - 17:00

Tavola ronde

CINECA Quantum Computing Lab participated in the roundtable discussion on hybrid quantum computing as part of the French National Quantum Strategy Day, organized by the Secrétariat général pour l’investissement, held on March 30 in Paris.

The event aimed to highlight the importance of joining forces of both public, primarily HQI France, and private institutions in order to strengthen the emerging european hpc-quantum hybrid technology ecosystem.

With a budget of 72.3 million euros, the French HQI initiative aims to develop a hybrid computing platform, interconnecting classical HPC systems with quantum devices, seen as accelerators. It will be available to an international community of laboratories, start-ups and industries.

Led by the CEA, the HQI initiative largely involves GENCI (Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif), a research infrastructure responsible for the acquisition segment of simulators and quantum computers, with a coverage of 36 million euros. This segment is expected to be supplemented by European and industrial co-funding.

The second segment, covering the research program, is led by CEA and Inria, with support from GENCI and France Universités. Endowed with a budget of an additional 36 million euros, it aims to develop a programming and compilation software stack for hybrid computing, including libraries for specific business applications (health care, chemistry, finance, etc.) or cross-cutting applications (Machine Learning, optimization, etc.).

The panel discussion featured key players in this project, including: Sabine Mehr (GENCI), Harold Ollivier (Inria), Fanny Bouton (OVHcloud), Daniele Ottaviani (CINECA), Philippe Deniel and Jacques-Charles Lafoucriere (CEA), Neil Abroug (Secrétariat général pour l’investissement), Sylvie Retailleau (Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche), Jean-Noël Barrot (Ministère de l’Économie, des Finances et de la Souveraineté industrielle et numérique).

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