Quantum Computing

SEEQC System Red Runs the HQS Quantum Simulation Algorithm

By Carolyn Mathas

SEEQC And HQS Quantum Simulation announced the success of running the HQS algorithm on a SEEQC System Red system. According to SEEQC, they are the first full-stack quantum computer to run the HQS Quantum Simulation algorithm, testing for the first time its quantum simulation approach on a noisy quantum computer on real hardware. HQS developed a unique way to simulate spin systems on noisy quantum computers and solving the inherent spin problem is a valuable step towards serious quantum algorithm design.

Dr. Michael Marthaler, CEO of HQS explains, “The HQS algorithm simulates the time evolution of the spin system, including the decoherence of the spin system. It is a key component of spectroscopic data analysis in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.”

“The most promising application for quantum computers is the calculation of material and molecular properties. SEEQC provides the fastest gate speed available which makes it ideal for material property calculations,” says Marthaler. “With the added integration of the SFQ SEEQC logic chip featuring low latency control, readout, and a quantum-classical interface, the entire system will become faster enabling more throughput with unique precision.”

Calculation of the properties of materials is based on the measurement of the average quantity, so it is necessary to do the calculations many times. Therefore, the overall speed of individual applications of an algorithm is important. Running HQS algorithms efficiently requires fast gateway speeds and a low-latency quantum classical interface—present in SEEQC Red. This system is specially designed for fast gate speed. The company reports that the next generation of systems will provide faster, lower latency digital readout and control.

The SEEQC Red architecture mimics today’s superconducting quantum computing systems with conventional room temperature analog control and readout. The architecture is optimized to achieve an average 2-qubit gate speed of 39ns and an average gate fidelity of 98.4%.

Matthew Hutchings, SEEQC’s chief product officer said, “Running HQS algorithms on SEEQC Red is an important third-party validation of the commercial readiness of our full-stack platform. By integrating our digital chips into next-generation systems, we are in a unique position to deliver systems with the scale and performance needed to unlock commercial quantum advantages for the HQS algorithm.”

SEEQC Red is currently available to existing customers and partners including Merck KGaA and BASF SE. Previously, Merck made strategic engagements with both companies, including investing in SEEQC through its corporate venture capital fund M Ventures and awarding research grants to HQS.

Additional information regarding this announcement is available in a press release posted on the SEEQC website Here.

July 21, 2023

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