RIKEN and Fujitsu team up on quantum computing

RIKENand Fujitsu have established the RIKEN RQC-Fujitsu Collaboration Center to research and develop foundational technologies to put superconducting quantum computers into practical use.

The partners will develop hardware and software technologies to realise a quantum computer with up to 1000 qubits and develop applications using a prototype quantum computer.

These efforts will centre around RIKEN’s ongoing work with advanced superconducting quantum computing technologies along with Fujitsu’s computing technologies.

The collaboration centre is be housed in the RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing, which as established on April 1 to drive R&D in quantum computers and related fundamental theories, technologies, hardware, and software.

Ultimately, the collaboration centre aims to offer the potential for real-world applications in areas such as drug discovery and material sciences, as well as contribute to the development of science and technology both in Japan and throughout the world.

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