NVIDIA has unveiled a significant collaboration with Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre, introducing the NVIDIA® CUDA Quantum platform accelerated by NVIDIA Grace Hopper™ Superchips to its National Supercomputing and Quantum Computing Innovation Hub. This collaboration aims to advance quantum computing research and drive groundbreaking discoveries in the field.

Researchers at the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre will harness the capabilities of CUDA Quantum, an open-source hybrid quantum computing platform, alongside the NVIDIA cuQuantum software development kit, to develop and run sophisticated quantum simulations. These simulations will leverage hybrid CPU, GPU, and QPU systems, paving the way for quantum breakthroughs.

The NVIDIA Grace Hopper Superchip, integrating the NVIDIA Grace CPU and Hopper GPU architectures, will provide unparalleled performance for executing high-fidelity quantum simulations and interfacing with future quantum hardware. This collaboration aims to accelerate the development of essential quantum computing breakthroughs and propel the integration of quantum computing into supercomputing infrastructures.

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Mark Stickells, executive director at the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre, highlighted the significance of this collaboration in advancing scientific exploration not only for Australia but also globally. The CUDA Quantum platform will empower scientists to push the boundaries of quantum computing research and unlock new possibilities.

According to CSIRO, the potential market opportunity from quantum computing in Australia is estimated to be $2.5 billion annually by 2040, with the potential to create 10,000 new jobs. Achieving this potential will require embedding quantum computing into various scientific domains, including astronomy, life sciences, medicine, finance, and more.

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre will deploy the NVIDIA Grace Hopper Superchip nodes to execute quantum workloads directly from traditional high-performance computing systems. These superchips, based on NVIDIA MGX™ modular architecture, eliminate the need for traditional CPU-to-GPU PCIe connections, significantly enhancing bandwidth and performance for quantum-classical research.

By deploying the NVIDIA Grace Hopper platform, Pawsey aims to advance quantum computing research not only within Australia but also in collaboration with international partners, driving innovation and solving the world’s most complex problems.

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