Exploring the benefits of combining computing power in Finland

Here’s why Europe’s fastest Supercomputer has just been connected to a Finnish quantum computer

Machine learning applications can be made faster and more accurate with the combined computing power.

Last month, LUMI – the fastest supercomputer of Europe – was connected to HELMI – Finland’s first five qubit quantum computer – a system that has been operational since 2021. Finland is the first country to create a hybrid system in Europe. It’s also one of only a few countries to do so.

LUMI, the supercomputer, is well-known. It ranks third on the list of fastest supercomputers in the world and can perform 309 petaflops. LUMI became operational as well in 2021.

According to a press release, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, CSC, and Aalto University worked together within the framework of the Finnish Quantum Computing Infrastructure to connect the computers.