Quantum Brilliance makes commercially available quantum accelerators that use synthetic diamonds to avoid the need for near absolute zero temperatures.
The world's first commercial room temperature diamond quantum accelerator was designed at The Australian National University in Canberra, with support from ANU and the Australian Government.
The installation of a Quantum Brilliance accelerator will make Pawsey one of the first supercomputing centres in the world with a universal quantum computer.
Pawsey and Quantum Brilliance will work with practitioners and researchers to develop cutting-edge quantum applications in machine learning, logistics, defence, aerospace, quantum finance and quantum research.
"I am delighted to see active industry and researcher engagement with quantum computing," said Pawsey executive director Mark Stickells.
"We are excited to explore the potential of this technology for Australian researchers to further accelerate their scientific workflows using the potential of quantum computing within the advanced infrastructure of a national research supercomputing centre."
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt said "The university's goal to create a billion-dollar company in the next five years will happen by supporting research commercialisation for spin-outs like Quantum Brilliance. Quantum Brilliance is a company in its early days. But while it is early days, backing it now could lead to huge payoffs for all of us."
Quantum Brilliance aims to develop quantum computing in a form that can be deployed at scale in data centres, hospitals, mines and space – even in laptops.
"It has been a privilege working towards this goal with the fantastic team at Pawsey. We are only starting to see how quantum accelerators can transform industries in Australia and around the world." said Quantum Brilliance CEO Andrew Horsley.
"Because of our unique diamond-based technology, customers can run our quantum computers themselves, and we provide them a full set of tools to explore how quantum can help create new capabilities. We are one of a very small handful of companies with the capability to deliver quantum computing hardware directly to customers."
Quantum Brilliance and Pawsey technicians expect to complete the installation in June.