CINECA is a non-profit consortium of 70 Italian Universities, the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), the National Research Council (CNR), and the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). It also represents Italy in PRACE and is one of the four PRACE Tier-0 hosting centres. Besides the national scientific HPC facility, CINECA manages and exploits the supercomputing facility of the Italian Energy company (ENI), an integrated HPC facility with more than 80.000 cores. Right now, CINECA has the one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, Marconi100. It is an accelerated cluster based on Power9 chips and Volta NVIDIA GPUs, acquired by CINECA within the PPI4HPC European initiative.
Role within HPCQS
Within the HPCQS project, CINECA will participate in the realization of use cases by making available its Quantum Computing and High-Performance Computing expertise, providing also access to its HPC infrastructures and software for emulation of quantum systems.