HPCQS Consortium Meets at ISC 2023

During the International Conference for Supercomputing, ISC 2023, in Hamburg from 21 - 25 May 2023, HPCQS coordinator Prof. Kristel Michielsen from Forschungszentrum Jülich did not only hold the Quantum Computing Track Chair within the Program Committee, but she also met Krisztian Benyo from PASQAL at the booth of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing. Benyo gave a presentation about PASQAL’s Quantum Simulator, which will be installed at FZJ/JSC and CEA/TGCC by the end of this year. Krisztian also made some demos of PASQAL’s Pulser environment on the booths of EuroHPC JU, CEA and GENCI to support potential users in discovering how to perform quantum simulations using neutral atoms. We are looking forward to starting the operation of PASQAL’s system and making the next step towards hybrid classical-quantum computing.

In addition, on Monday, 22 May, Sabine Mehr from GENCI gave a presentation about the HPCQS project at the EuroHPC JU booth. It was the first ever booth of the European umbrella organisation for HPC projects at the ISC. Almost 30 participating projects were presented here – including HPCQS in the form of a poster. On Tuesday, 23 May, several HPCQS consortium members were for a full day explaining the goals and achievements of the HPCQS project to the ISC 2023 visitors in front of this poster.

The broad range of activities of the HPCQS consortium at ISC 2023 also included a focus session including Q&A on HPC-QC integration with Venkatesh Kannan, Irish Centre for High-End Computing, and a presentation by Sabine Mehr, GENCI, on the role of HPCQS in the European Quantum Computing & Simulation Infrastructure (EuroQCS). Venkatesh Kannan also led a Birds of Feather session on the work of the European Technology Platform for HPC (ETP4HPC) on an HPC-QC Software Stack for Hybrid Systems and Applications, which was also attended by Jean-Philippe Nominé from CEA.

A vivid impression of the five-day conference is provided by the final video by EuroHPC JU, which also features Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich Supercomputing Centre and HPCQS.

For the video also click here:


Kristel Michielsen (JSC) and Krisztian Benyo (PASQAL) at the booth of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (Courtesy: JSC/FZJ)

HPCQS poster presented at the EuroHPC JU booth

Kristel Michielsen (JSC) in front of the HPCQS poster