Thematic Programs

Quantum–Annealing–Based High–Performance Computing – Optimizing Real–World Systems


Program Theme

Large–scale combinatorial optimization problems are becoming ever more important in various fields such as disaster prevention, finance, logistics/traffic, medicine, or state–of–the–art technologies like bioinformatics. Efficient methods to solve these large–scale problems are indispensable, since they require a huge amount of computation power.
Recently, Quantum Annealing (QA) is attracting attention as an efficient solver of these large–scale computational problems. With QA, solutions are searched for in a massive parallel manner, based on quantum phenomena. However, for application in real–world systems, quantum methods must be combined with more conventional supercomputers, which provide the required large–scale computations.
This program will bring together researchers and students from many fields, in order to solve some of the world' s most pressing problems through a combination of quantum and conventional computing.


Pre–event: Quantum and quantum–inspired computation for real–world optimization
(March 8, 2021)

Workshop and tutorial on solving combinatorial optimization problems utilizing Quantum Annealing
(May – June 2021)

Quantum Annealing Solution Contest
(December 2021)

Quantum Computing Future Vision Forum [Mar. 14, 2022 Updated]
(March 23, 2022)

Quantum Annealing Day – Towards a New Era of Work through Quantum Computing [Mar. 14, 2022 Updated]
(March 25, 2022)

Symposium on Quantum–annealing based HPC
(February 16, 2023)

Related Events

Quantum Computing for You
(September 9, 2022 – November 22, 2022)

Quantum Annealing for You 2nd Party! (QA4U2)
(January 27, 2023 – March 18, 2023)

Quantum Meeting for You of 1st Season
(March 28, 2023)


Koichi Hashimoto
(Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University)

Masanori Hariyama
(Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University)

Hiroaki Kobayashi
(Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University)

Masayuki Ohzeki
(Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University)

Link  [Mar. 31, 2021 Updated]

Special Site (in Japanese)

Poster  [Mar. 31, 2021 Updated]

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Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University