Chemical Simulations with Quantum Computers

Karlsruhe-based HQS develops algorithms that allow for efficient simulations of chemical processes on both quantum and classical computers.

Such simulations are particularly useful for chemical companies and companies producing high-performance materials. Rather than producing hundreds of formulas and compounds to test products, HSQ will simulate these compounds in quantum computers, saving companies time and money in product development.

Through briefing sessions, consulting services, pilot and joint development projects as well as quantum simulation of molecules and processes, HQS helps their clients benefit from the quantum revolution even at its early stage.

HQS is also an early partner of Microsoft and has contributed algorithms to Google’s Cirq, an open source framework for building and experimenting with noisy intermediate scale quantum (NISQ) algorithms on near-term quantum processors.

Despite all the progress that has been made, quantum computers are not yet available for companies to purchase. The HQS Quantum Simulations team is therefore testing its algorithms on cloud-based platforms provided by developers of quantum computers like Rigetti Computing and IBM. HQS predicts Quantum technology will be available for the first commercial niche applications in the cloud in the early to mid-2020s.