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Great Response to JSC’s Support Offer for COVID-19 Research

Jülich, 18 May 2020: JSC together with its partners in the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing and in PRACE announced their offer for unbureaucratic and rapid support for COVID-19 research in March. Starting with initially three projects, another nine national and international projects dealing with the spread of the virus and with research on a medical or molecular level are receiving computing resources on JSC’s HPC facilities and are being supported by JSC experts in code and algorithm development.

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Der Jülicher Supercomputer JUWELS

A turbocharger for the supercomputer JUWELS

The Jülich supercomputer JUWELS will have a big brother, a so-called booster module, as the Forschungszentrum Jülich, the French IT group Atos and the German software company ParTec have agreed. The module, equipped with several thousand graphics processors, is designed for extreme computing power and artificial intelligence tasks. In 2020, the computing power of JUWELS will be increased from currently 12 to over 70 petaflops – this corresponds to the power of more than 300,000 modern PCs.

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Vertragsunterzeichnung JUNIQ

Launch of JUNIQ

Jülich, 25 October 2019 - "We are counting on quantum computers" is the guiding principle at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, where JUNIQ, the new "Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing" has been put into operation. The go-ahead was given with the official signing of a user contract, for a quantum annealer from the Canadian quantum computer manufacturer D-Wave, making Forschungszentrum Jülich the first Leap™ cloud-based quantum site in Europe. The event was opened with a greeting by Annette Storsberg, State Secretary from the Ministry of Culture and Science.

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Prof. Dr. Kristel Michielsen

Forschungszentrum Jülich Contributed to Google’s Demonstration of Quantum Supremacy

Jülich, 23 October 2019 – After rumors had been spreading for weeks, now it’s official. Google and collaborators, including Forschungszentrum Jülich, have achieved a milestone in quantum computing called quantum supremacy as the researchers claim in the renowned journal “Nature”. The term marks the moment when a quantum computer, for the first time, outperforms state-of-the-art conventional computers for a specific task.

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