High Performance Computing and Quantum Computing 2022
The fifth edition of High Performance Computing & Quantum Computing (HPCQC), the annual conference held by Cineca Quantum Computing Lab, this year in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano and the University of Milan, focused on the relationship between HPC and quantum computing, was held on December 15th 2022.
After the success of previous years, HPCQC reaches its fifth edition, and like every year it has brought together the community of researchers and companies working in this field.
But this year with something extra: the recent approval by EuroHPC JU of the first six European quantum computers, one of which will be hosted at Cineca, turns the spotlight even more strongly on the increasingly close relationship between these two technologies.
The event this year consisted of four sessions, with a broad overview of the European and Italian environment, with a look at the large quantum infrastructure that is being created with the continuation of the HPCQS project, an initiative that aims to integrate and coupling two quantum systems with as many existing Tier-0 supercomputers; and of EuroQCS, another initiative that arises from a white paper written by the most important European supercomputing centers and which aims to strengthen collaboration on the HPC/QC theme throughout Europe.
This was followed by the session dedicated to startups involved in physically building quantum computers in Europe, while in the third session the big names in the IT industry took the stage, with the participation of IBM, D-Wave and Pasqal.
Finally, representatives of universities and research centers discussed how the application of quantum technologies can bring innovation to research processes.
09:15 – 10:00 – Check in
10:00 – 10:10 – Welcome
Session I – European and Italian Initiative – Chairman: Daniele Ottaviani
- 10:00 – 10:25 – Paolo Cremonesi (Politecnico di Milano) – The Italian Research Center in High Performance Computing, Big Data and Quantum Computing
- 10:25 – 10:40 – Simone Montangero (University of Padua) – The Quantum Computing and Simulation Center at Padova University
- 10:40 – 10:55 – Kristel Michielsen (Jülich Supercomputing Centre)- HPCQS – Preparing Europe for the deployment and federated use of QCS integrated with HPC systems
- 10:55 – 11:10 – Sabine Mehr (GENCI) – EuroQCS-France – Paving the way to a federated European HPC-QCS ecosystem
- 11:10 – 11:25 – Bertrand Le Saux, Alessandro Sebastianelli (ESA)- Bringing the power of quantum machine learning to Earth observation
11:25 – 11:40 Break
Session II – Start-ups – Chairman: Lorenzo Moro
- 11:40 – 11:55 – Caterina Taballione (Quix Quantum) – Quantum Computing based on Photonics
- 11:55 – 12:10 – Artur Garcia (Qilimanjaro) – Coherent quantum annealing in the cloud with Qilimanjaro
- 12:10 – 12:25 – Niccolò Somaschi (Quandela) – Modular optical quantum computing
- 12:25 – 12:40 – Joseph Chreim (Quantum Brilliance) – The Untouchable Room Temperature Quantum Computer for your HPC Centre
- 12:40 – 13:00 – Keynote: Annarita Giani (GE) – Quantum Computers Industrial Applications
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
Session III – Big industries – Chairman Riccardo Mengoni
- 14:30 – 14:45 – Fabio Scafirimuto (IBM) – Building the future of quantum computing
- 14:45 – 15:00 – Andy Mason (D-Wave) – Practical Quantum Computing – Live!
- 15:00 – 15:15 – Kemal Bidzhiev, Anton Quelle (Pasqal) – Cloud on-demand quantum dynamics with Tensor Networks
15:15 – 15:40 Break
Session IV – Universities and research centers – Chairman Enrico Prati
- 15:40 – 15:50 – Enrico Prati (University of Milan, CNR-IFN) – Introduction
- 15:50 – 16:10 – Leonardo Guidoni (University of L’Aquila) – Quantum Computing for Quantum Chemistry
- 16:10 – 16:30 – Fabio Sciarrino (University of Rome “Sapienza”) – Quantum advantage with integrated photonics
- 16:30 – 16:50 – Dario Gerace (University of Pavia) – Comparing Quantum and Classical Machine Learning for Vector Boson Scattering | Background Reduction at the Large Hadron Collider
16:50 – 17:05 Break
- 17:05 – 17:20 – Marco Ballarin (University of Padua) – Quantum matcha tea: an efficient matrix product state simulator for quantum circuits
- 17:20 – 17:35 – Sebastiano Corli (Politecnico di Milano, CNR-IFN) – Simulation and Embedding of measurement based quantum computing algorithms
- 17:35 – 17:50 Lorenzo Moro (Politecnico di Milano) – On the speed-up of adiabatic quantum computers by anomaly detection on IP traffic datasets
17:50 – 18:00 GreetingsWorkshop web page