Authors: Bob Sorensen
Publication Date: June 2020
Length: 2 pages
Hybrid quantum-classical algorithms show significant promise in effectively harnessing the computational capabilities of near-term quantum systems when combined with classical HPC systems on key applications. Two recent developments reveal a growing interest in advancing such algorithms: the first, a trio of European-based organizations partnering to build a complete quantum computing R&D ecosystem: the second, a commercial partnership between quantum annealing vendor D-Wave and the Japanese supercomputer vendor, NEC. Successful growth of hybrid capabilities will require a merging of quantum and related HPC skills and can only contribute to the overall development pace of the quantum computing sector writ large. Additional partnerships with similar intentions will likely emerge soon.
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