SEQUOIA – Software engineering of industrial, hybrid quantum applications and algorithm

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The SEQUOIA project focuses on the software engineering of industrial hybrid quantum applications and algorithms. The project is researching, developing and testing new methods, tools and procedures for quantum computing in order to enable future industrial use.

The project focuses on three focus areas with three main SEQUOIA results: The quantum application center with applications and algorithms, e.g. for manufacturing, development, logistics, energy and finance. The quantum software component kit as the basis for the implementation of application components, algorithms, hybrid quantum-classical solutions and demonstrators. The quantum software engineering model with our own methods, procedures, technologies and experiences from the project. 

Fraunhofer IAF's contribution is to test and further develop methods for mitigating (i.e. decreasing) errors on the IBM quantum computer in Ehningen. These are to be integrated into the quantum software components created by other project partners in order to increase their reliability with regard to industrial applications.

This project is part of the Competence Center Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg.

PROJECT TITLE

SEQUOIA – Software engineering of industrial, hybrid quantum applications and algorithms

 

DURATION

2021 – 2023

FUNDING SOURCE

Ministry of Economics, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg

Coordinator

Fraunhofer IAO; Projektleiter: Prof. Dr. Anette Weisbecker, Thomas Renner 

PROJECT LEADER FRAUNHOFER IAF

Prof. Dr. Dr. Oliver Ambacher

OBJECTIVES

  • Establishment of the SEQUOIA application center for quantum computing.
  • Development of a component kit with software components for hybrid quantum applications and algorithms (synergetic with IBM tools, among others).
  • Development of the SEQUOIA model for quantum software engineering.

Funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg

Further information

 

Quantum Computing at Fraunhofer IAF

All information about research in quantum computing at Fraunhofer IAF can be found here.

 

Competence Center Quantum Computing

The Competence Center Quantum Computing in Baden-Württemberg connects stakeholders in the state.