The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) has selected six sites across the European Union (EU) to host and operate the first EuroHPC quantum computers: Czechia, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and Poland.

The six new quantum systems will be integrated with as many supercomputers already present on European soil, strengthening the European computing infrastructure, and will be available mainly for research and development purposes for a wide audience of European users, including scientific communities, industries and the public administration sector. They will be able to solve complex problems related to important areas such as health, climate change, logistics or energy consumption.

In Italy, Cineca will manage the new quantum computer on behalf of EuroHPC JU.

The new machine will be integrated with Leonardo which, thanks to its particular and futuristic architecture, lends itself extraordinarily well to the purpose.

This will make possible a significant advance in model applications and post-processing in the weather-climate field.

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