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New Model for District-Based Coronavirus Forecasts

Jülich / Osnabrück, 23 September 2020 – Neuroinformatics scientists at Osnabrück University and data specialists at Forschungszentrum Jülich are releasing new model results daily to forecast COVID-19 infections. The results include estimates updated daily of the reported new infections and a 5-day forecast for every German district, and are available at The predictions are based on data from the Robert Koch Institute, which are statistically analysed using a new model weighted by probability that was developed by Osnabrück’s neuroinformatics scientists on high-performance computers at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC).

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Vertragsunterzeichnung JUNIQ

Launch of JUNIQ

Jülich, 25 October 2019 - "We are counting on quantum computers" is the guiding principle at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, where JUNIQ, the new "Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing" has been put into operation. The go-ahead was given with the official signing of a user contract, for a quantum annealer from the Canadian quantum computer manufacturer D-Wave, making Forschungszentrum Jülich the first Leap™ cloud-based quantum site in Europe. The event was opened with a greeting by Annette Storsberg, State Secretary from the Ministry of Culture and Science.

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Prof. Dr. Kristel Michielsen

Forschungszentrum Jülich Contributed to Google’s Demonstration of Quantum Supremacy

Jülich, 23 October 2019 – After rumors had been spreading for weeks, now it’s official. Google and collaborators, including Forschungszentrum Jülich, have achieved a milestone in quantum computing called quantum supremacy as the researchers claim in the renowned journal “Nature”. The term marks the moment when a quantum computer, for the first time, outperforms state-of-the-art conventional computers for a specific task.

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