Waseda Selected to Engage in Research and Development of Common Software Platform for Using Quantum Annealing Machines

On September 5, 2018, a group of six co-proposer organizations represented by Waseda University (Chief of R&D: Prof. Nozomu Togawa) and including Tokyo Institute of Technology, National Institute of Informatics, Research Organization of Information and Systems, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Fixstars Corporation, adopted “Development of Next-generation Computing Technologies,” one of the research and development items in “Project for Innovative AI Chips and Next-Generation Computing Technology Development,” a project conducted by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (“NEDO”). The name of the adopted project is “Research and Development of a Common Software Platform for Ising Machines”. The period of the project is from the 2018 fiscal year through the 2022 fiscal year. In addition, NEC Corporation will join in the project as a partner to conduct the project together with Waseda University.