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Terra Quantum Collaborates with NVIDIA to Advance Hybrid Quantum Computing

Terra Quantum has recently partnered with NVIDIA to try to advance hybrid quantum systems for applications such as finance and clean energy.
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 14 Nov 2023

In a landmark announcement, Terra Quantum, a pioneer in quantum technology, revealed its collaboration with tech giant NVIDIA. This partnership marks a significant step in integrating hybrid quantum computing into large-scale business applications. The collaboration focuses on leveraging the dense mathematical processing and high bandwidth memory capabilities of GPUs to boost business performance across various sectors.

The joint venture between Terra Quantum and NVIDIA is poised to transform multiple industries, including finance, healthcare, logistics, and energy. By integrating hybrid quantum computing, businesses in these sectors are expected to experience a surge in growth and operational efficiency driven by advanced data analytics and optimized strategies.

“Our focus has always been building quantum software solutions that businesses can use now. Our collaboration with NVIDIA supports that goal. Co-development with the NVIDIA teams allows us to create highly optimised solutions for challenges in life sciences, energy, chemistry and finance which use these cutting-edge hardware and software capabilities.” Markus Pflitsch, CEO of Terra Quantum told Inside Quantum Technology.

The partnership aims to develop the world’s first quantum-accelerated applications. This ambitious project significantly contributes to the ongoing journey towards achieving practical quantum computing. “We are using our hybrid quantum algorithms delivered on NVIDIA GPUs to deliver significant business impact today,” stated Markus Pflitsch, CEO of Terra Quantum, in a recent press release. “This collaboration will not only accelerate this impact but also help unlock a new range of opportunities in areas like machine learning and simulation, setting a pathway for quantum computing.”

NVIDIA’s contribution to this collaboration lies in its cutting-edge infrastructure platform and GPUs, which are essential in redefining data analytics limits. Additionally, NVIDIA’s CUDA Quantum platform is critical in ensuring the efficient execution of Terra Quantum’s applications, combining classical and quantum components for maximum performance. Tim Costa, Director of HPC and Quantum at NVIDIA, shared his vision in a recent press release: “Valuable quantum computing will require the tight integration of GPU supercomputing with tomorrow’s quantum processors. Our collaboration with Terra Quantum will put CUDA Quantum into the hands of new researchers, aiding in building the world’s first quantum accelerated applications and contributing to breakthroughs in quantum computing.”

The collaboration between Terra Quantum and NVIDIA represents a pivotal moment in the evolution of business analytics and computing. By harnessing the immense potential of quantum computing, the partnership aims to overcome current limitations in processing complex data sets, thereby enhancing speed, accuracy, and scalability. This development creates competitive advantages for businesses in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace, paving the way for a new era of data-driven decision-making and strategic planning.

Kenna Hughes-Castleberry is a staff writer at Inside Quantum Technology and the Science Communicator at JILA (a partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder and NIST). Her writing beats include deep tech, quantum computing, and AI. Her work has been featured in Scientific American, Discover Magazine, New Scientist, Ars Technica, and more.

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