Quantum Computing with PennyLane on LUMI

PennyLane provides an open-source framework for quantum computing and quantum machine learning. 

Time: Tuesday 28 Nov 2023 16:00 Helsinki time / 15:00 CET
Place: Online

PennyLane is an open-source software framework for quantum machine learning, quantum chemistry, and quantum computing. In this workshop, you will learn how to use PennyLane in the LUMI supercomputing environment.


In this training, participants will learn how to run quantum computing simulations on the LUMI system, using the PennyLane framework. Key concepts like differentiable quantum programming, quantum variational circuits, and the fundamentals of quantum machine learning will be discussed. Through hands-on exercises, the attendees will learn how to use PennyLane’s features to solve quantum computing problems while leveraging the power of the LUMI supercomputer.

Target Audience

Anyone interested in exploring quantum computing and quantum machine learning. The event is open to academia and industry alike.


The participants should have basic Python experience and a high-level (basic) understanding of qubits and quantum circuits. No additional quantum computing or quantum programming experience is required. Some general knowledge of classical optimization concepts is useful but not required.


Catalina Albornoz, Quantum Community Manager, Xanadu

Approximate schedule

16:00Introduction to Xanadu and PennyLane
16:30Introduction to quantum programming and simple hands-on PennyLane exercises
17:00Overview of quantum machine learning (QML) and QML hands-on exercise
17:45Questions and wrap-up
18:00Event ends

Related links

Xanadu is a Canadian quantum computing company with the mission to build quantum computers that are useful and available to people everywhere. Xanadu is one of the world’s leading quantum hardware and software companies and also leads the development of PennyLane, an open-source software library for quantum computing and application development.

The pan-European EuroHPC LUMI supercomputer is one of the most powerful supercomputing infrastructures in the world. LUMI excels at high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, and data analytics, enabling top research and scientific breakthroughs. Up to 20% of the capacity is reserved for industry. LUMI is also enabling quantum computing, and has already been connected to several quantum computers.


Registration deadline is 20 Nov 2023. Registration is free but compulsory. As you will need access to the LUMI supercomputer for the hands-on exercises, you need to register with your institutional or company email address; freemail (gmail, hotmail, …) is not eligible.