D-Wave Systems – a Canadian provider of quantum computing systems, software, and services – announced the availability of free access to its quantum systems for researchers working to combat the COVID-19 crisis. LMU Munich’s QAR-Lab has joined these efforts alongside other partners, including companies and research institutions such as CINECA, DENSO, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Kyocera Corporation, KYOCERA Communication Systems, MDR/Cliffhanger, Menten AI, NEC Solution Innovators Ltd., OTI Lumionics, Sigma-i, Tohoku University, and Volkswagen. The relevant engineering teams are providing support in the form of their expertise in using the quantum computer, formulating problems, and developing solutions.
Hybrid quantum-classical computing could be well-suited for solving a range of complex problems of this nature. Potential areas of focus for COVID-19 include analyzing new methods of diagnosis, modeling the spread of the virus, optimizing hospital logistics, supply distribution, pharmaceutical combinations, and much more.
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