With the first quantum systems announced and plans to install and operate at several sites in the EU and worldwide underway, we start a new phase of using and deploying this new technology. We need to move the systems from laboratories to operational sites, from experimental access to user services and specialist usage, towards common compute platforms. This means new challenges and requirements not only in physically hosting the systems in data centers and in developing new applications, but also – and from a center’s perspective of utmost importance – system software, from firmware to operating systems, and from programming environments to monitoring and tooling.
We will gather the expert community on quantum computing with a technical focus on integrating this new technology into our existing HPC and data center system software environments and to have a lively technical discussion on how to accomplish this, to learn from each other’s technical ideas and approaches, and to find practical and near-term solutions that work for across sites and their individual requirements. We hope this will be the starting point for a long-term conversation towards open environments and/or standards for quantum computing, enabling seamless integration with existing system software infrastructures and programming environments and supporting different access frameworks and user services.
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