First European quantum computers deployed

First European quantum computers deployed

The first European quantum computers will be deployed in Czechia, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and Poland, forming a European-wide network and will be delivered in the second half of 2023. This was announced by the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking last weekend. The quantum computers will be integrated into existing supercomputers. The total planned investment is over €100 million, half of which comes from the EU and the other half from the 17 countries participating in the EuroHPC JU. Academic researchers and the industry, no matter where in Europe they are located, will be able to access these computers. “Complex problems relating to areas such as health, climate change, logistics or energy will be solved in a matter of hours, rather than the months or years needed with the current systems, while consuming far less energy”, as can be read in the press release of the European Commission. European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks of "a textbook example of a European project par excellence". UHasselt will also contribute to this. Milos Nesladek of research institute imo-imomec UHasselt explains that within the LUMI-Q project they will develop software and algorithms to perform calculations with these computers.

Nieuwsbericht Europese Commissie
Nieuwsbericht UHasselt