The company announced collaborations for its new hybrid quantum-classical computing platform with multiple quantum hardware providers, software providers, and supercomputing centres such as Quantinuum, Pasqal, QC Ware, IQM Quantum Computers, Zapata Computing, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


NVIDIA claims QODA to be the first-of-its-kind platform for hybrid quantum-classical computers. (Credit: NVIDIA Corporation)

NVIDIA has introduced a unified computing platform called NVIDIA Quantum Optimized Device Architecture (QODA) to help accelerate breakthroughs in quantum research and development across artificial intelligence (AI), high performance computing (HPC), finance, health, and other fields.

QODA is designed to increase the accessibility of quantum computing by developing a coherent hybrid quantum-classical programming model, said the US-based tech major.

The company said that experts in HPC and AI can use the new platform to seamlessly add quantum computing to existing applications.

NVIDIA claimed that the QODA platform is a first-of-its-kind for hybrid quantum-classical computers. The platform facilitates integration and programming of quantum processing units (QPUs), graphic processing units (GPUs), and central processing units (CPUs) in a single system.

QODA is said to enable the scalability and performance of GPU-accelerated systems across heterogeneous QPU, GPU, CPU, and emulated quantum system elements, said the company.

NVIDIA HPC and quantum computing products director Tim Costa said: “Scientific breakthroughs can occur in the near term with hybrid solutions combining classical computing and quantum computing.

“QODA will revolutionise quantum computing by giving developers a powerful and productive programming model.”

The company claimed that major quantum organisations are using its GPUs and the cuQuantum software to build individual quantum circuits. By using QODA, developers can develop complete quantum applications simulated with cuQuantum on GPU-accelerated supercomputers, said the company.

During the Q2B conference in Tokyo, the company announced collaborations for its new computing platform with multiple quantum hardware providers, software providers, and supercomputing centres. These include Quantinuum, IQM Quantum Computers, Pasqal, QC Ware, Zapata Computing, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Quantinuum chief engineer Alex Chernoguzov said: “Quantinuum is partnering with NVIDIA to enable users of Quantinuum’s H-series quantum processors, powered by Honeywell, to program and develop the next generation of hybrid quantum-classical applications with QODA.

“This ties together the best performing classical computers with our world-class quantum processors.”