Silicon Quantum Computers Part of RIKEN and Intel’s Joint Research Project

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  • RIKEN and Intel Corporation will collaborate in the field of next-generation computing, including silicon-based quantum computers, artificial intelligence and high performance computing and .
  • The memorandum of understanding on cooperation was signed on May 18, 2023.
  • Image: Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger at RIKEN signing ceremony. (RIKEN)

PRESS RELEASE — Japanese research giant RIKEN and Intel Corporation will collaborate in the field of next-generation computing such as artificial intelligence (AI), high performance computing and silicon-based quantum computers, according to a press release, translated from Japanese.

The memorandum of understanding on cooperation was signed on May 18, 2023. As part of this memorandum, RIKEN will work with Intel Foundry Services to prototype these new solutions.

Cooperation Content

  • Computer technology related to supercomputers and AI
  • Silicon-based quantum computer technology and quantum simulation technology
  • Intel Foundry Services (IFS) Trial work with the company

Due to the huge scale of big data, machine learning and deep learning will require further sophistication, and industry desires more breakthrough performances in super and quantum computers.

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To meet that demand, RIKEN, the only comprehensive laboratory of natural sciences in the country, is currently the next medium- to long-term plan for the fifth period (2025 ~ 2031 )

As a pro-active step, the research institution started Transformative Research Innovation Platform of RIKEN platforms (TRIP), which will be a cross-cutting project throughout RIKEN in 2023. TRIP connects the state-of-the-art research platform (supercomputers, large-scale radiation light facilities, bioresource businesses, etc. ) and pioneering research digital transformation (research DX).

It is a challenging project that seeks to provide an engine of social change. To drive this, the institute needs to accelerate research in the next generation computing field, such as improving the performance of supercomputers and quantum computers.

Intel has a long history of basic process innovation that has allowed Moore’s Law to continue to evolve. Through continuous innovation in areas such as high-performance computing and quantum computing, Intel maintains Moore’s Law. With the rapid growth of AI, Intel is now focusing on the democratization of AI by achieving massive hardware performance and developer productivity. Intel is also proactive in presenting a new computing paradigm and innovating quantum computing that will revolutionize all industrial sectors. As the complexity of workloads and applications increases, quantum computing reinforces supercomputers and high performance computing.

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Matt Swayne

With a several-decades long background in journalism and communications, Matt Swayne has worked as a science communicator for an R1 university for more than 12 years, specializing in translating high tech and deep tech for the general audience. He has served as a writer, editor and analyst at The Quantum Insider since its inception. In addition to his service as a science communicator, Matt also develops courses to improve the media and communications skills of scientists and has taught courses. [email protected]

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