Introduction to Quantum Computing and hybrid HPC-QC systems

Recent developments in quantum technology are bringing the world closer to a new technological revolution – the advent of usable quantum computers able to provide enormous acceleration to important computational tasks. In coming years, quantum computing is expected to have a huge impact on practically all areas of research that can utilise computational modelling.

Starting operations in April this year, the NordΙQuEst project brings together a consortium of seven partners from five Nordic and Baltic countries to connect world-leading traditional HPC resources and quantum computers across national borders with the aim to establish a quantum computing platform customised to the needs of the region.

ENCCS is now joining forces with NordIQuEst to deliver two-day training workshops covering the fundamentals of quantum computing (QC), including:

  • Introduction to key concepts: quantum states, qubits, quantum algorithms

  • QC programming in high-level languages for use cases in optimisation, finance and quantum chemistry followed by testing quantum programs to esure their correctness

  • Overview of the main QC hardware approaches

  • Integration of QC with classical computing: hybrid classical/quantum algorithms and HPC-QC systems.

  • Introduction to quantum software testing with Quito tool


For the hands-on training sessions, basic familiarity with Python and some experience working in a Unix environment are desirable. No previous experience with quantum computers expected.

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45 min

The HPC-QC landscape

45 min

Introduction to digital quantum computing

45 min

Overview of different QC hardware approaches and QC types

45 min

Introduction to high-level languages for QC

45 min

Quantum programming I

45 min

Quantum programming II

45 min

Quantum programming III

45 min

The hybrid HPC-QC approach

45 min

Overview of the software stack

45 min

Hybrid classical/quantum algorithms

45 min

Quantum software testing

45 min

Quantum software testing with Quito

45 min

Use case: Optimization

45 min

Use case: Quantum chemistry

Who is the course for?

This training material is for anyone interested in learning the basics of Quantum Computing.

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