Fujitsu and ANU to Introduce Advanced Quantum Computing in Australia

Fujitsu and ANU to Introduce Advanced Quantum Computing in Australia

Fujitsu Australia Limited and The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a world-class quantum research facility in Australia. The agreement involves Fujitsu setting up a center for quantum research at ANU, with the objective of building an onsite quantum computer. This initiative aligns with Australia’s National Quantum Strategy, which seeks to invest in and grow the country's quantum research and industry to compete globally.

As part of the collaboration, Fujitsu will provide ANU researchers and academics with access to its quantum systems and simulators based in Japan. The partnership also includes plans to release a 256-qubit quantum computer by March 2025 and a more advanced quantum computer with up to 1000 qubits by the fiscal year 2026. This facility aims to help local researchers, government, and industry professionals develop expertise in quantum computing.

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