Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

We are happy to announce the quantum-inspired challenge carried out by Fujitsu and supported by SAP and the HPI Future SOC Lab. We will kick-off the two-month challenge with an interactive session introducing the Digital Annealer and QUBOS on Friday, May 6. 

What is the Digital Annealer? 

The Digital Annealer is an available future-proof on-ramp to Quantum Computing for solving real-world combinatorial optimization problems today. Using state-of-the-art, special-purpose digital technology, quantum-inspired approaches (superposition, entanglement, tunneling) are leveraged to tackle industry-relevant problems. 

    May 6th, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Interactive Session about Digital Annealer and QUBOS

    REGISTER HERE to attend the interactive session! Upon registration, each individual participant will receive confirmation and a link automatically.

    • The session will include a presentation providing insights into the unique approach underpinned by customer engagements in Germany and globally. The event will conclude with a joint HPI and Fujitsu offering to all students interested in the latest problem-solving technologies.
    • Feel free to bring your questions with you and make yourself familiar with the Digital Annealer Tutorials prior to the event. (The session will be recorded).


    May 24th

    Announcement of Challenges to be Solved

    Depending on the skill levels, two challenges will be announced:

    • One "more simple" challenge and one difficult challenge


      June 1st – 26th

      We will provide participating teams access to the Digital Annealer for one month. (Please note that the number of teams and computer usage time may be limited).


      End of June

      Date to be Announced

      • Overall summary/solutions
      • Celebration and announcement of winner and participation certifications



      Key Resources

      To gain access to the tutorials, which include self-learning material, tutorials, and a CPU-based solver (for small-sized problems):

      • First, register yourself with your name and email.
      • Select "HPI Quantum-Inspired Challenge" as the Job Title

      For further information: https://www.fujitsu.com/de/themes/digitalannealer/get-started/get-started-en.html


      To learn more about the Digital Annealer and Quantum-Inspired Optimization Services, check out the information in English and German