Quantum Data Centre of the Future Demonstration and Feedback Day
As part of the UK’s Quantum Data Centre of the Future project, led by ORCA Computing, NCC Group forms part of a 14-strong consortium of organisations and universities who work together to develop a vision for how quantum communication and computing systems can effortlessly integrate with classical data centres.
This week a select group of businesses, universities, data centre providers and users, were invited to Kao Data’s high performance campus in Harlow, to see demonstrations of cutting-edge quantum technology and provide feedback on key challenges with integrating quantum technologies into secure data centre environments.
Matt Lewis, Global Head of Commercial Research at NCC Group said: "Being part of the Quantum Data centre of the Future research consortium is very exciting for NCC Group. We are able to play our part in providing security advice and guidance through an eventual secure blueprint for future quantum data centres. It is a real privilege to be working with the consortium at the forefront of this cutting-edge technology and future computing paradigm."
Demonstrations from the event included:
- ORCA Computing’s PT-1 quantum computer which combines the natural mapping of photonics with neural networks, ideally suited for integration into classical computing infrastructure and workflows
- KETS Quantum Security’s demonstration of its key distribution for secure communication (NCC Group has been working with KETS on various security architecture and design aspects of their contributions to the research)
- Riverlane showcased its quantum resource estimation tool, which generates quantum circuits that can be read directly by a quantum computer
- Bristol University demonstrated its’ prototype of multi-quantum user access
- Bath University presented its low loss hollow core fibre prototype
The Quantum Data Centre of the Future project marks a step towards the development of a quantum internet, ensuring that it can function as well with digital information as the internet model currently in place.
The project is led by ORCA computing, with BT and KETS as work package leads in architecture and communications. Other partners comprise Riverlane, PQ Shield, NCC Group, BP, Digital Catapult, National Composites Centre (NCC), University College London, University of Bristol, Imperial College London, University of Bath and University of Southampton.