High Performance Computing and Quantum Computing 2019

In 2019 Cineca organized the second edition of the “High Performance Computing and Quantum Computing” workshop with the aim of bringing together researchers and professionals interested in quantum technology and the future prospects of this sector.

The workshop was held on Thursday 19th December at the Cineca headquarters.

The topics of quantum computing and HPC  were addressed from multiple disciplinary points of view (physics, information theory, mathematics, engineering, data science), as well as from the business side (quantum technology, information technology, consulting, energy).

Agenda

10:00 – 10:15 Registration
10:15 – 10:25 Welcome
10:25 – 10:40 – CNR – Enrico Prati – Introduction to Quantum Computing

10:40 – 11:40 Industries: Chairman Carlo Cavazzoni

  • IBM – Ingolf Wittmann – IBM Q Technology and Network update – Whats new in the IBM Quantum
  • Community
  • D-Wave – Andy Mason – Practical Quantum Computing
  • Xanadu Quantum Technologies – Andrea Mari – Machine Learning with Hybrid Quantum-Classical
  • Systems

11:40 – 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:00 Industries: Chairman Carlo Cavazzoni

  • Intel – Fabio Baruffa – Quantum Computing Simulations with the Intel® Quantum Simulator
  • Atos – Ivano Pullano – Advancements on Atos Quantum Project
  • Data Reply – Luca Asproni – Accuracy and minor embedding in subqubo decomposition

13:00 – 13:55 Lunch

13:55 – 15:30 General Purpose Quantum Computing : Chairman Enrico Prati

  • University of Padova – Simone Montangero – Quantum technologies for high-energy physics
  • University of Naples “Federico II” – Marcello Caleffi – Quantum Trajectories for the Quantum Internet:
  • Noiseless Communications through Noisy Channels
  • University of Bologna – Davide Vodola – Fighting Qubit Loss in Quantum Topological Memories
  • Polytechnic University of Turin/LINKS Foundation – Bartolomeo Montrucchio – Engineering Quantum
  • Computing at Politecnico di Torino: from technological modelling to industrial software applications
  • University of Bologna/CNR – Marco Maronese – Quantum Activation Functions for qubit-based
  • Feedforward Neural Networks

15:30 – 15:40 – Coffee Break

15:40 – 16:55 General Purpose Quantum Computing: Chairman Enrico Prati

  • University of Bologna – Elisa Ercolessi – Quantum Simulations: a bridge between quantum computing and modelling in physics
  • University of L’Aquila – Leonardo Guidoni – Quantum Chemistry Calculations using generalised
  • Variational Quantum Eigensolver algorithms
  • University of Parma – Michele Amoretti – Recent Approaches for Efficient Compiling of Quantum Circuits
  • Polytechnic University of Milan/CNR – Lorenzo Moro – Managing quantum compiling by deep learning

16:55 – 17:05 – Coffee Break

17:05 – 18:00 Quantum Annealing: Chairman Daniele Ottaviani

  • University of Modena and Reggio Emilia/CNR – Rosa Di Felice – Materials science and chemistry applications on a D-Wave quantum annealer
  • University of Trento – Davide Pastorello – Hybrid Quantum-Classical Algorithms for Solving Optimization Problems
  • University of Bologna/CNR – Lorenzo Rocutto – Unsupervised Learning on a D-Wave AQC

18:00 – 18:05 Closing of the Workshop

Talks and slides

Welcome

Speaker:  

Sanzio Bassini (CIneca)

Fighting Qubit Loss in Quantum Topological Memories

Speaker:  

Davide Vodola (University of Bologna)

Materials science and chemistry applications on a D-Wave quantum annealer

Speaker:  

Rosa Di Felice (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

Recent Approaches for Efficient Compiling of Quantum Circuits

Speaker:  

Michele Amoretti (University of Parma)

Quantum Trajectories for the Quantum Internet: Noiseless Communications through Noisy Channels

Speaker:  

Marcello Caleffi (University of Naples “Federico II”)

Machine Learning with Hybrid Quantum-Classical Systems

Speaker:  

Andrea Mari (Xanadu Quantum Technologies)

Quantum technologies for high-energy physics

Speaker:  

Simone Montangero (University of Padova)