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Fujitsu to Hold 100,000 Quantum Simulator Challenge

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Insider Brief
  • Fujitsu’s Quantum Simulator Challenge is aimed at inviting interested members of the industry and academia to test the quantum simulator on novel problems and applications.
  • Participants will be asked to apply the simulator to real-world applications, explore quantum use cases collaboratively and obtain feedback on performance and scalability.
  • Participants in the challenge will have the opportunity to work with Fujitsu’s 39-qubit CPU-based state vector quantum simulator system.

Fujitsu will hold its Quantum Simulator Challenge, aimed at inviting interested members of the industry and academia to test the quantum simulator on novel problems and applications. The objectives of the challenge are to apply the quantum simulator to customer pain points, test the quantum simulator with real-world applications, explore quantum use cases collaboratively with participants selected by Fujitsu, and obtain feedback on performance and scalability.

Participants in the challenge will have the opportunity to work with Fujitsu’s 39-qubit CPU-based state vector quantum simulator system consisting of 512 FX700 nodes, which utilizes “Qulacs,” one of the world’s fastest quantum simulator software developed by Osaka University and QunaSys Corporation. Additionally, participants will be able to use a software development kit (SDK) partially compatible with Qiskit, one of the major development tools for quantum computer software, to offer quantum software developers a highly convenient development environment.

Participants will be eligible for $100,000 prize money, with the first prize being $50,000, second prize being $30,000, and third prize being $20,000. They will also have free use of Fujitsu’s quantum technologies for development of the project, collaboration with Fujitsu’s quantum experts for training, support, and insights, and the potential for future partnerships to bring jointly created technologies and services to Fujitsu’s customers as well as potential investment.

In addition, Participants will benefit from co-branding and marketing activities with Fujitsu’s partner network of VCs, customers, and inclusion in Fujitsu’s ActivateNow Technology Summit.

The challenge will run from February 22 to June 30, 2023. To participate, interested legal entities, such as companies or institutions, must download and fill out an application form after reviewing the privacy notice, and send it to [email protected] by March 31, 2023. Applications will be reviewed by Fujitsu and Participants will be selected based on problem innovation, breadth of applicability and resulting customer impact.

Selected Participants must agree to the Participant Agreement separately designated by Fujitsu.

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