Pascal delivers a quantum computer to CEA

After announcing the delivery of a quantum computer with a capacity of 200 qubits to Aramco, the Saudi public oil company, scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2025, Pascal announces the delivery of a quantum computer with a capacity of more than 100 qubits to CEA, located in Saclay (91).

“This step represents an important milestone in the broader framework of the HPCQS (Hybrid High-Performance Computer and Quantum Simulation) project, co-funded by the European Joint Undertaking for High-Performance Computing (EuroHPC JU) and GENCI, as part of the HQI. Program (France Hybrid HPC Quantum Initiative) funded by France 2030 plan. male French Cluster for Quantum Computing.

A QPU contains more than 100 qubits in a CEA

Pasqal's first QPU (quantum processing unit) will be integrated into the Joliot-Curie supercomputer, which will be hosted and operated at CEA's Very Large Computing Center (TGCC). It is one of the first quantum computers designed to work alongside supercomputers.

Procurement of computing power that is part of the Grand Équipement National de Calcul Intensif (GENCI), a public research operator* created to democratize the use of numerical simulations through high-performance computing.

“Integrating analog quantum computers with supercomputers will allow European and French researchers to work on hybrid use cases and try this research on real hardware.”

under European HPCQS projectAnother QPU will be installed in Germany at Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) and coupled with the JURECA supercomputer.

“This delivery phase represents a great first step in France towards the operation of a cold-atom quantum machine that will soon be hybridized with our supercomputer, at the service of science, knowledge and innovation.» Announces Philippe Lavocat, CEO of GENCI.

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* GENCI is a civil company 49% owned by the state represented by a ministry
Higher education and research, 20% by CEA, 20% by CNRS, 10% by
Universities in France and 1% of Inria

Photos: © Pascal

Frank Mccarthy

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