Quantum Machines and ParTec have announced a universal software solution called QBridge, which integrates quantum computers into high-performance computing (HPC) environments. This first-of-its-kind solution allows multiple HPC users to execute hybrid workflows across classical and quantum computing resources. QBridge is integrated with Quantum Machines’ OPX, a classical-quantum controller, enabling HPC users to improve performance from hybrid systems. The first installation will be at the Israeli Quantum Computing Center in 2023.
Quantum Machines and ParTec Announce QBridge for Quantum-HPC Integration
Quantum Machines and ParTec have co-developed a universal software solution called QBridge, which enables the tight integration of quantum computers into high-performance computing (HPC) environments. This first-of-its-kind commercially available solution allows multiple HPC users to seamlessly execute hybrid workflows across HPC-classical and quantum computing resources. The first installation of QBridge will be at the Israeli Quantum Computing Center (QCC) during the second half of 2023.
QBridge is tightly integrated with Quantum Machines’ OPX, a unique classical-quantum controller, which empowers HPC users to tackle the complex task of improving performance from hybrid classical-quantum systems. For quantum computing researchers and builders, this opens the door for programming advanced multi-qubit algorithms that require robust classical processing.
The partnership between Quantum Machines and ParTec combines the latter’s vast experience in building best-in-class heterogeneous HPC systems and developing software for their integration with Quantum Machines’ world-leading quantum control solutions. QBridge extends standard HPC schedulers to interface with Quantum Machines’ advanced HPC-ready control platform – OPX, enabling the organic management of quantum computers as another resource in the supercomputing center.
Key Features & Benefits of QBridge
QBridge offers co-scheduling of HPC-classical and quantum resources, enabling low-latency and efficient execution of hybrid workflows on scalable, heterogeneous HPC compute resources. It also provides dynamic circuit execution on Quantum Machines’ state-of-the-art pulse processor and QPU virtualization, which allows for maximum utilization of scarce quantum resources through concurrent HPC job execution and classical-quantum workloads.
The software solution features a flexible stack that caters to various user types, from circuit-level for algorithm developers to low-level pulse control for quantum researchers. Additionally, QBridge offers transparency and flexibility of the quantum stack, maximizing usability and providing insights into the quantum system.
Quantum Machines and ParTec to Showcase QBridge at ISC 2023
Quantum Machines and ParTec will showcase their QBridge solution at the ISC 2023 conference in Hamburg, Germany, from May 21 to 25. This event will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the innovative software solution and its potential impact on the integration of quantum computers into HPC environments.
About Quantum Machines
Quantum Machines (QM) is a company that drives quantum breakthroughs to accelerate the realization of practical quantum computers. Their Quantum Orchestration Platform (QOP) fundamentally redefines the control and operations architecture of quantum processors. The full-stack hardware and software platform is capable of running even the most complex algorithms right out of the box, including quantum error correction, multi-qubit calibration, and more. The QOP allows for unprecedented advancement and speed-up of quantum technologies as well as the ability to scale to thousands of qubits.
ParTec designs, builds, and supports purpose-built supercomputing solutions. As a hardware-agnostic system provider, ParTec AG works with leading technology companies, integrating a broad range of products and technologies of different origin and maturity into total systems solutions, including novel computing technologies like quantum computing. The foundation of ParTec‘s approach is the Modular Supercomputing Architecture, which was developed in collaboration with the Jülich Supercomputing Centre as a novel heterogeneous system design for high-performance computing.
“As we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the field of quantum computing, it’s imperative that we focus on simplifying its convergence with HPCs,” said Itamar Sivan, co-founder and CEO of Quantum Machines. “We’re pleased to join forces with ParTec, combining their experience in the HPC market with our deep understanding of quantum computing. Together we aim to accelerate the realization of seamless quantum-HPC integration.”