HQS and AQT startups announce a strategic partnership

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HQS Quantum Simulation and Alpine Quantum Technologies (AQT) have announced they have entered a global strategic partnership, combining HQS’s experience in providing software to facilitate the upcoming revolution in computer-aided materials design with AQT’s know-how on ion-trap quantum computing.

Predictive simulations are key to the development of materials, as well as their application in structural design. HQS develops software for material simulation and has released the free, easy to use platform SCCE for the simulation of lattice models. SCCE is a cloud-based quantum computing platform for a wide range of users. Within this cooperation, AQT provides its quantum computers as a backend to SCCE.

AQT is a start-up in the race to build a quantum computer. A spin-off from Innsbruck University and the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and mainly using public investments, AQT realizes quantum computers based on the individual manipulation of trapped charged atoms. The ion-trap platform has intrinsically low error rates and can be readily scaled up to larger systems. AQT provides cloud-access to its quantum computer for a wide range of applications. 

HQS develops algorithms to work both on conventional state-of-the-art computers and on quantum computers. The collaboration allows customers direct access to quantum chemistry software solutions from HQS that can be immediately implemented on an AQT ion-trap quantum computer in Innsbruck, Austria, via CIRQ. Customers will directly benefit from the performance advantage of quantum computers of their classical counterparts.