Quantum processing unit startup Pasqal plans to build a 'Quantum Computing Center of Excellence' packed with Nvidia hardware.

The company is part of Nvidia's 'inception program,' where the GPU giant offers free help to startups, by giving them access to Nvidia technology and experts. It will deploy 10 Nvidia DGX systems with Nvidia InfiniBand networking at the site in France.

DGX A100
The DGX A100 – Nvidia

Pasqal also plans to use the Nvidia cuQuantum software development kit to optimize its development operations. cuQuantum consists of libraries and tools designed to accelerate quantum computing workflows. Pasqal said that it will use cuQuantum to accelerate quantum circuit simulations based on state vector and tensor network methods "by orders of magnitude."

Loïc Henriet, CTO of Pasqal, continued: “We are truly excited about this collaboration with Nvidia. Our Quantum Computing Center of Excellence will enrich our emulation capabilities, and is also part of our commitment to offer end users the best possible tools across the entire value chain."

Christophe Legrand, head of France Enterprise Computing at Nvidia, added: "Quantum computing is helping researchers simulate complex phenomena for scientific discovery and address problems including optimization, drug discovery, and machine learning.

Pasqal’s Quantum Computing Center of Excellence, featuring Nvidia DGX systems, will enable the simulation of tens of atomic qubits in 2D and 3D arrays to develop tools that will foster the development of industrial applications and can help advance scientific discovery.”

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