Successful first delivery for the Quantum Spain project to build the first Spanish quantum computer
July 10, 2023Quantum Computing Technologies Group
The Qilimanjaro-GMV joint venture has completed the first milestone in the construction of the quantum computer at BSC, which consists of remote access to a 5-qubit quantum chip. This chip is operational at Qilimanjaro’s Quantum Computing Technology laboratory at the Institut de Fisica d’Altes Energies (IFAE) and is, in fact, the first quantum computer located in Spanish territory.
The joint venture of Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech , an IFAE spin-off, and GMV has completed the first delivery specified in the contract for the installation of the first quantum computer in Spain at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) , as part of the Quantum Spain project coordinated by BSC.
This first delivery consisted of granting BSC access to a 5-qubit superconducting chip through what is called Quantum-as-a-Service (QaaS), which means remote connection to Qilimanjaro’s Quantum Computing Technology laboratory at the Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE) in Barcelona, via the cloud using the Qibo software developed by Qilimanjaro.
This Gen0 chip, manufactured by QuantWare , will enable the Spanish academic and business community to carry out the first executions of quantum circuits under complete Spanish control. It is the first of a series of 7 QPUs that will be provided to BSC throughout the duration of the contract, with the last one being the Gen6 chip with 30 qubits.
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