Tuesday 18 December ore 10.00. The aim of the workshop is to bring together active and interested people in Quantum Computation as a near future perspective for High Performance Computing. Participants are expected to come from different Italian Universities and Research Institutes in different fields (Physics, Information Theory, Mathematics, Engineering, Data Science, ...) as well as from Companies (Quantum Technology, Information Technology, Consulting, Energy, ...).

The workshop will be held in English, it is free of charge but it is mandatory to register through this website.  The entire event will be also broadcased in live streaming. 


Quantum Computing and High Performance Computing CINECA 18 Dicembre 2018 – Casalecchio di Reno (BO)


Organizers: Stefano Carretta (Uniparma), Carlo Cavazzoni (CINECA), Rosa Di Felice (CNR-Modena), Leonardo Guidoni (Univaq), Chiara Macchiavello (Unipv)


Local Organizers: Francesco Benfenati (Univaq), Daniele Ottaviani (CINECA)



10:30-11:30 Hardware: Quantum Computers and Quantum Simulators


  • Quantum Computing for the Real World Today

  • Andy Mason (D-Wave)

  • IBM Q: quantum computers for research and business

  • Federico Mattei (IBM-Italia)

  • Atos Quantum Learning Machine

  • Ivano Pullano (Atos-Italia)



11:30-11:50 Coffee Break

11:50-12:50 Quantum Machine Learning and Quantum Internet


  • - Quantum Machine Learning of Quantum properties

  • Vittorio Giovannetti (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)

  • - An artificial neuron model implemented on the IBM quantum processor

  • Dario Gerace (Università di Pavia)

  • - Towards the Quantum Internet: a multidisciplinary effort

  • Carlo Forestiere (Università di Napoli Federico II)



12:50-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Applications on Quantum Annealers


  • Application of D-Wave Two X to machine learning on protein-DNA binding data

  • Rosa Di Felice (CNR - Center S3 - Modena)

  • QUBO formulation for the job shop scheduling

  • Davide Caputo (Data Reply)

  • Quantum Annealing with continuous variables: an application to Matrix Factorization

  • Daniele Ottaviani (CINECA)



15:00-15:20 Coffee Break


15:20-16:20 Applications in Physical Sciences



  • Quantum computing and its applications in chemistry and physics

  • Ivano Tavernelli (IBM-Zurigo)

  • Quantum Simulation of spin models on IBM Quantum Computers

  • Stefano Carretta (Università di Parma)

  • Quantum simulations of lattice gauge theories

  • Simone Montangero (Università di Padova)



16:20-17:20 Round Table Discussion

Stefano Carretta (Uniparma), Carlo Cavazzoni (CINECA), Rosa Di Felice (CNR-Modena), Leonardo Guidoni (Univaq), Chiara Macchiavello (Unipv), Simone Montangero (Unipd), Fabio Sciarrino (UniSapienza)



Link to workshop web page: https://goo.gl/RL3jZw



The workshop has no registration fee but, because of limitations of the lecture hall reservation is mandatory through the website. The entire event will be also broadcasted in live streaming.