(HPCWire) The Petascale Supercomputer-Bulgaria Consortium, with leading partner Sofia Tech Park and the Canadian high-tech company InfinityQ signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of testing, development and application of quantum technologies. The online ceremony was attended by the Minister of Economy of Canada Lucie Lecours, Aurelie Helouis, Executive Director of InfinityQ, The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sofia Tech Park Petar Statev, Deputy Chairman of the Sofia Tech Park Supervisory Board Kostadin Petkov, The Executive Director of Sofia Tech Park Todor Mladenov and Bulgaria’s representative in EuroHPC prof. Ivan Dimov.
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The agreement stipulates that a quantum computing module based on InfinityQ technology to be installed to the Bulgarian petascale supercomputer Discoverer, which is positioned in Sofia Tech Park. The aim is to provide access to the Bulgarian and European scientists to the Quantum module in order to perform scientific calculations in areas such as molecular dynamics, physics, engineering problems and other.
Adding the quantum technology to Bulgarian supercomputer is the next step in the upgrade of its computing power and the development of the technology used, thus ensuring the modernization and high-tech level of the machine.
InfinityQ is a leading quantum computing technology company that is developing the world’s first CMOS-compatible quantum optimization chip architecture, the potential of which can provide 100,000 times faster computing power with low power consumption.
The capacity of the computer system in Bulgaria is complemented by 4 more petascale supercomputers, part of the EuroHPC network, which are positioned in Luxembourg, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Portugal, as well as 3 pre-exascale supercomputers in Finland, Italy and Spain.