High Performance Computing and Quantum Computing 2021


The Cineca Quantum Computing Lab, in collaboration with Prof. Enrico Prati (CNR-IFN), is organizing the fourth edition of the High Performance Computing and Quantum Computing workshop, which will be held online on 15 and 16 December 2021.

As every year, also in this edition there will be speakers from the world of Italian research in the field of quantum computing and manufacturers of quantum hardware and software. In particular, for the first time, this year we will also host European supercomputing centers, which have kindly agreed to share their vision of the future of quantum computing, with particular attention to its relationship with HPC.

Agenda

DAY 1 – 15 December 2021

  • 09:30 – 10:00 – Welcome (Daniele Ottaviani, Enrico Prati, Sanzio Bassini, Prof. Bruno Apolloni, Prof. Diego De Falco)

Quantum Hardware and Software Providers I – Chairman: Riccardo Mengoni (CINECA)

• 10:00 – 10:30 Andy Mason, D-Wave Systems Inc.
D-Wave Advantage Performance Update
• 10:30 – 11:00 Sebastian Grijalva, Pasqal
Programming a Neutral Atom Quantum Processor: Applications and Emulation


11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break


• 11:15 – 11:45 Federico Mattei, IBM
IBM Quantum: growing quantum performance and quantum network
• 11:45 – 12:15 Fabio Baruffa, AWS
Amazon Braket: an integrated software development environment for quantum computing in the cloud


12:15 – 13:15 Lunch

Relationship between QC and HPC in Europe: European Supercomputing Centers – Chairman: Daniele Ottaviani (CiINECA)

• 13:15 – 13:45 Ariana Torres-Knoop, SURF (Netherlands)
SURF’s experience diving in the quantum computing world

• 13:45 – 14:15 Luigi Iapichino, LRZ (Germany)
Quantum Computing as innovation tool for HPC: the Quantum Integration Centre at LRZ
• 14:15 – 14:45 Artur Garcia, BSC (Spain)
An HPC Library for Out-of-Core Quantum Computing Simulation
• 14:45 – 15:15 Jean-Philippe Nominé, CEA (France)
Quantum Computing and HPC perspective at CEA

15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break


• 15:30 – 16:00 Venkatesh Kannan, ICHEC (Ireland)
A full-stack approach towardsstrongly-coupled HPC-QC systems and applications
• 16:00 – 16:30 Mikael Johansson, CSC (Finland)
Pooling HPC and quantum resources across borders: a Nordic example
• 16:30 – 17:00 Andrés Gomez, CESGA (Spain)
The hybrid classical-quantum computing: The case of the Hybrid Quantumalgorithm to classify Hermitian matrix definiteness
• 17:00 – 17:30 Kristel Michielsen, JSC (Germany)
JUNIQ: HPC-QCS infrastructure for practical quantum computing

DAY 2 – 16 December 2021

Quantum Computing Research in Italy – Chairman: Enrico Prati (CNR-IFN)

• 10:00 – 10:20 Elisa Ercolessi, University of Bologna
Bayesian Adaptive Techniques for Quantum Optimization on NISQ Devices
• 10:20 – 10:40 Chiara Vercellino, LINKS Foundation
Near-Optimal Graph Coloring on Neutral AtomsQuantum Computer
• 10:40 – 11:00 Lorenzo Moro, Polytechnic University of Milan and CNR-IFN
Quantum Control And Quantum Compiling By Deep Learning
• 11:00 – 11:20 Filippo Caruso, University of Florence/CNR
Quantum Machine Learning for HPC Quantum


11:20 – 11:35 Coffee Break


• 11:35 – 11:50 Riccardo Molteni, University of Milano Bicocca and CNR-IFN
Quantum Echo-State Network for time series prediction
• 11:50 – 12:10 Michele Campisi, CNR
Energetics Of QuantumComputation
• 12:10 – 12:30 Sebastiano Pilati, University of Camerino
Accelerating Spin-Glass Simulations Using QuantumAnnealers Through Deep Learning
• 12:30 – 12:50 Giuliana Siddi Moreau, CRS4
Gravity Data Inversion With Adiabatic Quantum Computer


12:50 – 14:00 Lunch

Quantum Hardware and Software Providers II – Chairman: Lorenzo Moro (Polytechnic University of Milan and CNR-IFN)


• 14:00 – 14:30 Artur Stabrawa, ORCA Computing
Quantum Machine Learning with ORCA PT-series: near- and long-termprospects
• 14:30 – 15:00 Albert Solana, Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech
Bringing quantum capabilities to the HPC centers
• 15:00 – 15:30 Bruno Taketani, IQM
Co-DesigningQuantum Accelerators

15:30 – 15:45 Coffe Break


• 15:45 – 16:15 Mattia Fiorentini, Cambridge Quantum Computing
Applications and scientific challenges of universal hybrid quantumcomputation
• 16:15 – 16:45 Amara Katabarwa, Zapata Computing
Reducing runtime and error in VQE using deeper and noisier quantumcircuits
• 16:45 – 17:00 Coffe Break
• 17:00 – 17:15 Ben Bloom, Atom Computing
Building a Scalable, Universal Quantum Computer Using Neutral Atoms
• 17:15 – 17:45 Alex McCaskey, NVIDIA
Accelerating QuantumAlgorithms Research with cuQuantum


17:45-17:50 Concluding remarks (Sanzio Bassini, Daniele Ottaviani, Enrico Prati)

Workshop web page

Talks and slides

Welcome

Speaker:  

Daniele Ottaviani, Enrico Prati, Sanzio Bassini, Prof. Bruno Apolloni, Prof. Diego De Falco

D-Wave Advantage Performance Update

Speaker:  

Andy Mason, D-Wave Inc.

SURF’s experience diving in the quantum computing world

Speaker:  

Ariana Torres-Knoop, SURF (Netherlands)

An HPC Library for Out-of-Core Quantum Computing Simulation

Speaker:  

Speaker: Artur Garcia, BSC (Spain)

Quantum Computing and HPC perspective at CEA

Speaker:  

Jean-Philippe Nominé, CEA (France)

Pooling HPC and quantum resources across borders: a Nordic example

Speaker:  

Mikael Johansson, CSC (Finland)

Near-Optimal Graph Coloring on Neutral AtomsQuantum Computer

Speaker:  

Chiara Vercellino, LINKS Foundatio

Energetics Of Quantum Computation

Speaker:  

Michele Campisi, CNR

Quantum Machine Learning with ORCA PT-series: near- and long-term prospects

Speaker:  

Speaker: Artur Stabrawa, ORCA Computing

Gravity Data Inversion With Adiabatic Quantum Computer

Speaker:  

Giuliana Siddi Moreau, CRS4

Bringing quantum capabilities to the HPC centers

Speaker:  

Albert Solana, Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech

Co-Designing Quantum Accelerators

Speaker:  

Bruno Taketani, IQM