(TechCentral.ie) The Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC) has received funding of €150,000 from Enterprise Ireland and Intel for a new collaborative quantum computing project. The project aims to produce results on Intel’s software quantum simulator for a problem in natural language processing, in what is claimed to be a first of its kind effort in Ireland, and potentially worldwide. The new collaboration with Intel will use its software quantum simulator (qHiPSTER) that has been deployed on the Irish national supercomputer “Kay” to conduct research in Natural Language Processing (NLP) to facilitate interactions between computers and human languages.
“This is a significant win for Ireland, as it demonstrates an effective ecosystem that encourages and supports companies, regardless of their stature, to undertake really exciting and novel R&D projects,” said Sufian Al Aswad, centre manager, ICHEC.