Fujitsu Limited, Tokyo, January 25, 2024
Fujitsu recently concluded its "Fujitsu $100,000 Quantum Simulator Challenge," a global competition aimed at exploring novel applications of its 39-qubit quantum simulator. The competition attracted participants from diverse sectors of the industry and academia, culminating in the announcement of four winning teams during the Fujitsu Quantum Day event held on January 25, 2024, in Delft, the Netherlands.
Driving Innovation Through Collaboration
- Global Participation: The challenge drew applications from 43 teams representing startups and universities across 17 countries and regions.
- Innovative Use Cases: Twenty teams advanced to the final stage, showcasing innovative use cases that leveraged Fujitsu's quantum simulator to address societal challenges.
- Award-Winning Projects: The award committee recognized Quanscient Oy from Finland for their pioneering project on "quantum algorithms for fluid dynamics," highlighting the potential of quantum computing in various domains.
Unveiling Quantum Potential
- Quantum Simulations: Participants collectively invested approximately 56,000 hours utilizing the quantum simulator, generating a spectrum of applications ranging from fundamental research to algorithm development.
- Enhanced Simulator: Fujitsu plans to host the challenge again in 2024, featuring an upgraded quantum simulator boasting 40 qubits, positioning it as one of the largest globally.
- Future Collaboration: Fujitsu remains committed to collaborating with leading startups in the quantum computing arena, spearheading research and development efforts towards practical quantum computing implementations.
Testimonials from Fujitsu
Hideto Okada, Head of Technology Strategy Unit at Fujitsu, emphasized the transformative potential of quantum computing in addressing societal challenges. He underscored Fujitsu's dedication to advancing quantum computing through collaboration and innovation.
Background and Future Outlook
- Rising Interest: With quantum computing hardware facing challenges related to error rates and scalability, quantum simulators running on high-performance computers have gained prominence.
- Fujitsu's Approach: Fujitsu has been at the forefront of developing quantum applications, leveraging its quantum simulator powered by the FUJITSU Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX700.
- Community Engagement: The Quantum Simulator Challenge reflects Fujitsu's commitment to engaging with the quantum computing community to drive advancements in the field.
Winning Teams and Projects
- Quanscient Oy: Quantum algorithms for fluid dynamics
- Riverlane Limited: Quantum stability experiments on the Fujitsu quantum simulator
- Qkrishi Quantum Private Limited / Bloq Quantum Private Limited: Optimized quantum kernels for improved credit card fraud detection
- University of Naples Federico II: Interpretable and efficient control of smart cities with quantum computers
The Fujitsu Quantum Simulator Challenge exemplifies the power of collaboration and competition in driving quantum innovation. As Fujitsu continues to pioneer quantum computing advancements, it remains dedicated to harnessing the transformative potential of quantum technologies for a sustainable future.
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