The DOE already operates the fastest supercomputer in the world, Frontier, located at its Oak Ridge National Laboratory. However, quantum has the potential to solve problems even Frontier cannot.
“Quantum computing is a rapidly advancing technology that may one day push the boundaries of computational science beyond what we can achieve with exascale machines like Frontier,” said DOE acting associate director for advanced scientific computing research Ceren Susut.
“Today’s supercomputers allow us to explore scientific problems in ways we haven’t been able to in the past – modeling dangerous or costly experiments, accelerating clean energy options, and mitigating the impacts of climate change. It’s imperative that we understand what quantum computers are capable
aim to explore the capability of currently available quantum computers, known as noisy, intermediate-scale (NISQ) processors available today. This will involve developing tools to assess whether a quantum processor might be able to achieve computational goals even without error correction.
Total funding for the program, known as Quantum Testbed Pathfinder, is $12 million over four years.
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