Fujitsu starts Quantum Simulator Challenge for global startups

Fujitsu announced the launch of Quantum Simulator Challenge for global startups.
Fujitsu Quantum Simulator ChallengeFujitsu is seeking applications from members of the industry and academia to test the quantum simulator on novel problems and applications.

It’s an opportunity for global startups to develop real-world applications that solve novel problems using Fujitsu’s quantum technologies.

The best teams will win cash prizes, with the winner receiving $50,000. The runner-up will get $30,000, and the team in third place will be awarded $20,000.

Besides free use of Fujitsu’s quantum technologies to develop a project and potentially winning a cash prize, participants will be trained and supported by Fujitsu’s quantum computing experts.

Objectives

Apply quantum simulator to customer pain points

Test the quantum simulator with real world applications

Explore quantum use cases collaboratively with participants selected by Fujitsu

Obtain feedback from Participants on performance and scalability

Benefits of Participation

Eligible for $100,000 prize money

First Prize – $50,000

Second Prize – $30,000

Third Prize – $20,000

Free use of our quantum technologies for development of the project

Collaboration with our quantum experts for training, support, and insights

Potential future partnerships to bring jointly created technologies and services to Fujitsu’s customers as well as potential investment

Co-branding and marketing activities with Fujitsu’s partner network of VCs, customers, and inclusion in Fujitsu’s ActivateNow Technology Summit

Background

Fujitsu has developed 39-qubit CPU-based state vector quantum simulator system consisting of 512 FX700 nodes with by using A64FX processors. The quantum simulator utilizes “Qulacs,” one of the world’s fastest quantum simulator software developed by Osaka University and QunaSys Corporation.

Fujitsu enhanced Qulacs so that it can be executed in parallel and distributed way on the cluster system utilizing MPI (Message Passing Interface) technology and optimizing memory bandwidth using SVE (Scalable Vector Extension) operation. Fujitsu has also prepared 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.

Challenge Duration

Fujitsu plans to run the challenge from February 22 to June 30, 2023.

How to Participate

To participate, please download, fill out application form after the privacy notice below and send it to [email protected] by March 31, 2023. All applications will be reviewed by Fujitsu and the Participants of the challenge will be selected based on problem innovation, breadth of applicability and resulting customer impact.

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