Introduction to Quantum Computing & Hybrid HPC-QC Systems
Recent developments in quantum technology are bringing the world closer to a new technological revolution – the advent of usable quantum computers able to provide enormous acceleration to important computational tasks. In coming years, quantum computing is expected to have a huge impact on practically all areas of research that can utilise computational modelling.
Starting operations in April this year, the NordΙQuEst project brings together a consortium of seven partners from five Nordic and Baltic countries to connect world-leading traditional HPC resources and quantum computers across national borders with the aim to establish a quantum computing platform customised to the needs of the region.
ENCCS is now joining forces with NordIQuEst to deliver a two-day online training workshop covering the fundamentals of quantum computing (QC), including:
- Introduction to key concepts: quantum states, qubits, quantum algorithms
- QC programming in high-level languages for use cases in optimisation, finance and quantum chemistry followed by testing quantum programs to ensure their correctness
- Overview of the main QC hardware approaches
- Integration of QC with classical computing: hybrid classical/quantum algorithms and HPC-QC systems.
Morning lectures are combined with afternoon hands-on sessions where participants learn to use high-level QC programming languages using simulators, as well as real QC hardware.
For the hands-on training sessions, basic familiarity with Python and some experience working in a Unix environment are desirable. No previous experience with quantum computers expected.