Quantum Computing Application Cluster

Unlike classical computers, quantum computers use quantum bits (qubits) which can be measured in one of two physical states, and can exist in any linear superposition of the two.

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Such a fundamental change means that programming a quantum computer, or even developing quantum algorithms, is very different to what we’re used to. For this reason, we are part of a collaboration of local experts in quantum computing. The collaboration’s expertise spans both hardware and software, with EPCC contributing our wealth of experience in integrating novel compute devices into traditional HPC, as well as links to potential end-users, and substantial classical compute resource for emulation. 

The collaboration will focus on developing applications of quantum computing, with the intent of supporting end-users across industry and academia. We are seeking out practical uses for current generation noisy intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) computers, as well as looking further ahead at what could be achieved with fault-tolerant quantum computing. 

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Project details

Project partners

The Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, and The University of Edinburgh School of Informatics

Project contact

Dr Oliver Brown
Oliver Brown