Quantum Computing is gaining significant traction as an upcoming technology to help push past the end of Moore’s law and the von Neumann bottleneck, at least for targeted and highly important applications.

At the same time, it has become accepted by the community that quantum computing cannot realize this potential without being integrated with HPC, or more pointedly, without becoming a part of HPC. Only this pairing will enable us to fully harness the power of quantum computation as a powerful accelerator for existing workflows.

This is a young cross-discipline endeavor requiring a strong interdisciplinary engagement from a wide range of fields, including physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and electrical engineering.

Our Community and Mission

This initiative was born out of an ongoing collaboration between Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Danish Technical University (DTU) and the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) as part of their leading roles in several large-scale computing initiatives.

We actively seek and welcome input from all domains beneficial to, and benefitting from, this effort.

Our early-defined goals are to:

  • provide a comprehensive collection of related activities, projects and white papers
  • help establish the needed community
  • drive activity towards cross-projects collaborations
  • initiate standardization activities

HPC+QC Activities


12 - 13
Wednesday, July 12 - Thursday, July 13, 2023
Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Boltzmannstrasse 1, 85748 Garching near Munich
September 20, 2023
Bellevue, Washington, USA
The Third International Workshop on Integrating High-Performance and Quantum Computing At IEEE Quantum Week Bellevue, Washington, USA

Large-scale Programs with HPCQC


A few early whitepapers provide various perspectives and highlight the importance of HPC+QC:

  • M. Schulz, M. Ruefenacht, D. Kranzlmüller and L. Schulz, "Accelerating HPC With Quantum Computing: It Is a Software Challenge Too" in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 24, no. 04, pp. 60-64, 2022.
    doi: 10.1109/MCSE.2022.3221845
  • M. Ruefenacht, B. G Taketani, P. Lahteenmaki, V. Bergholm, D. Kranzlmüller, L. Schulz, and M. Schulz, “Bringing quantum acceleration to supercomputers,” 2022. [Online]. Available: https://meetiqm.com/uploads/documents/IQM_HPC-QC-Integration-Whitepaper.pdf
  • M. P. Johansson, E. Krishnasamy, N. Meyer, and C. Piechurski, “Quantum computing – a European perspective”, 2021. PRACE paper, https://zenodo.org/record/5547408#.YfO0UmAxnkI
  • T.S.Humble, A.McCaskey, D.I.Lyakh, M.Gowrishankar, A.Frisch, and T.Monz, “Quantum computers for high-performance computing”, IEEE Micro, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 15–23, 2021. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9537178
  • Bartsch, Valeria et al, "Quantum for HPC: The Impact of Quantum computers on HPC applications and the Integration of quantum computers in HPC centres", ETP4HPC, 2021, https://zenodo.org/record/5555960#.YgOtUy9Xa_y
  • EuroQCS: European Quantum Computing & Simulation Infrastructure, D. Binosi, T. Calarco, G. Colin de Verdière, S. Corni, A. Garcia-Saez, M.P. Johansson, V. Kannan, N. Katz, I. Kerenidis, J.I. Latorre, Th. Lippert, R. Mengoni, K. Michielsen, J.P. Nominé, Y. Omar, P. Öster, D. Ottaviani, M. Schulz, L. Tarruell. Available at: https://qt.eu/about-quantum-flagship/newsroom/european-quantum-computing-simulation/


Get In Touch

These lists are incomplete and will be actively updated. Please let us know of interesting resources to add -- organizations, projects, events, etc. -- that are relevant.

If you have additional comments and/or would like to contribute more broadly, please send an email to hello@hpcqc.org. An email list will be forthcoming to join.

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre,


Technical University of Munich,


Danish Technical University,


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München,