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DeiC Interactive HPC offers NVIDIA applications for exploring quantum computing

Integration of 2 applications for super-efficient quantum computations and new opportunities for quantum algorithm simulations are significant contributions to the Danish quantum computing landscape.
04/03/2024 14:03
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DeiC and SDU eScience Center are proud to announce the implementation of two applications for advanced quantum computing on DeiC Interactive HPC: NVIDIA CUDA Quantum Platform and NVIDIA cuQuantum Appliance. The implementation of these applications demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing groundbreaking technologies to users.

NVIDIA CUDA Quantum Platform bridges quantum and classical computing

The NVIDIA CUDA Quantum Platform is designed as a hybrid between quantum and classical computing and is unique in its ability to unify the computing power from CPUs, GPUs, and Quantum Processing Units (QPUs). The NVIDIA CUDA Quantum Platform offers seamless integration between these three different processing options, and key features include: 

  • NVQ++ Compiler: Central to CUDA Quantum is the NVQ++ compiler, a tool specifically designed to optimize quantum computer workflows..
  • Hybrid Computing Model: This platform is unique in its ability to leverage the strengths of both quantum and classical computing and can unlock new potentials in computation efficiency.

With the integration of NVIDIA CUDA Quantum Platform into DeiC Interactive HPC, users achieve very high computation efficiency by combining the strengths of three types of computing power, while also optimizing quantum computer workflows.

Learn more about NVIDIA CUDA Quantum here.

NVIDIA cuQuantum Appliance enhances quantum circuit simulation

If one does not have a dedicated quantum computer at hand, assistance is available on DeiC Interactive HPC with the integration of the NVIDIA cuQuantum Appliance multi-GPU stack, which offers quantum circuit simulation. The NVIDIA cuQuantum Appliance is a state-of-the-art, multi-GPU stack designed for simulating quantum circuits. The application is designed to enable developers to test and create quantum algorithms using classical computer systems, and key components include:

  • uStateVec and cuTensorNet libraries: These NVIDIA libraries are designed to optimize state vector and tensor network simulations, providing unparalleled performance in simulating quantum circuits.
  • Integration with Qiskit Aer and Google Cirq: This tool includes compatibility with IBM's Qiskit Aer and Google's Cirp, facilitated through NVIDIA's cusvaer and qsim, enabling multi-GPU optimized simulations.

Learn more about cuQuantum Appliance here.

Transformation of the quantum computing landscape

"With the implementation of these new applications, DeiC Interactive HPC is at the forefront of leveraging quantum computers in the real world," says Emiliano Molinaro, leader of the user support team at SDU eScience Center.

"Our platform is now uniquely equipped to support the development of quantum algorithms and simulations, offering an unprecedented level of computing power and flexibility," continues Emiliano Molinaro.

DeiC Interactive HPC is operated by a consortium consisting of AAU, AU, and SDU and is a prime example of successful collaboration with universities. From DeiC's perspective, we hope that the deployment of these NVIDIA applications will be beneficial to a wide range of users, from academic researchers to private companies looking to explore the unknown territories of quantum computing. The new applications not only enhance the capabilities of DeiC Interactive HPC but also constitute a significant contribution to the Danish quantum computing landscape.