Fujitsu has inaugurated at CESGA from Santiago de Compostela (Galicia) the most powerful quantum computer in Spain. It is a 32-qubit system, which is part of the agreement signed in April by both entities for the launch of a quantum computing center in Galicia.
This center aims to accelerate joint research through the use of different quantum computing technologies, in addition to promoting the development of the quantum industry sector at a regional, national and international level.
The Director of CESGA, Luis Orosa, participated in the event that inaugurated the computer; Fujitsu Product Director, Gonzalo Romeo; the Director of the Fujitsu quantum center, Almudena Justo; the representative of AMETIC Jaime Gómez García; and the Regional Minister of Economy, Industry and Innovation of the Xunta de Galicia, María Jesús Lorenzana Somoza.
In parallel with the launch of this system, the Fujitsu International Quantum Center has been launched, a center that will serve to accelerate joint research with quantum computing technologies. Also to promote the development of the quantum sector. With this center, both Fujitsu and CESGA will collaborate with technology centers, Galician universities and with the CSIC researchers’ group to promote development and research in quantum technologies.
The center will also serve to generate new knowledge on this subject, as well as to attract talent and investment to Galicia, thanks to the fact that it will also serve to generate qualified employment. On the other hand, it is expected that quantum technologies can be used to address the different social challenges that society faces.
Gonzalo Romeo, Fujitsu Product Managerhighlighted that for the company «It is a real pleasure to cooperate with CESGA with the launch of the Fujitsu International Quantum Center. Through him, We will promote the development of technological research and industrial applications in Europe, and at the same time we will contribute to job creation and the development of human resources in the quantum industry«.
As to Lois Orosa, director of CESGAhas stressed that “This cutting-edge quantum computing infrastructure is an essential tool to contribute to the advancement of this science from Galicia, with the aim of strategically positioning ourselves at a global level, through the research developed by the groups with which we collaborate in Galician universities and in the CSIC laboratories, as well as the transfer of knowledge to companies that have already shown interest in exploring the potential of this technology. Quantum computing will mean a revolution in the world of information technologies to which we aspire to contribute significantly to be one of the European references.”.