Atos confirms role as global leader in quantum hybridization technologies at its 8th Quantum Advisory Board

Elvera Bartels

Paris, France – December three, 2021

At the meeting of the eighth Atos Quantum Advisory Board, a group of worldwide professionals, mathematicians and physicists, authorities in their fields, Atos reaffirms its placement as a world-wide leader in quantum computing systems. The quantum hybridization axis (convergence of significant-functionality computing (HPC) and quantum computing) in distinct positions the business at the forefront of quantum exploration, converging its expertise. Atos has invested, along with associate commence-ups Pasqal and IQM, in two important quantum hybridization projects in France and Germany.

Held at Atos’ R&D centre, committed to exploration in quantum computing and significant-functionality computing, in Clayes-sous-Bois, in the existence of Atos’ upcoming CEO, Rodolphe Belmer, and below the chairmanship of Pierre Barnabé, Chair of the Quantum Advisory Board, Interim co-CEO and Head of Massive Info and Cybersecurity, this meeting of the Quantum Advisory Board was an option to assessment Atos’ new function and to just take inventory of potential prospective buyers.

Artur Ekert, Professor of Quantum Physics at the Mathematical Institute, College of Oxford, Founding Director of the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore and member of the Quantum Advisory Board mentioned “We are actually amazed by the function and the development that Atos has manufactured above the previous 12 months. The business can take quantum computing seriously and it offers us good enjoyment to see it starting to be one particular of the crucial players in the area. It is a purely natural development for Atos. As a globe leader in High Functionality Computing (HPC), Atos is in a unique placement to combine its current, substantial, expertise in HPC with quantum technological innovation and just take both fields to new heights. We are self-assured that Atos will condition the quantum landscape in yrs to occur, both with exploration and purposes that have prolonged-lasting influence.”

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In the area of quantum hybridization Atos is the only participant and the business is by now enabling numerous purposes – in the spots of chemistry, this sort of as catalysis layout for nitrogen fixation, and for the optimization of clever grids. Atos is also associated in two additional quantum hybridization projects, which are currently becoming released:

The European HPC-QS (Quantum Simulation) job, which starts off this December 2021, aims to make the to start with European hybrid supercomputer with an built-in quantum accelerator by the stop of 2023. It is meant to be a to start with important brick of the French quantum prepare. Atos is associated in this job together with national associates which includes the CEA, GENCI, Pasqal and the Julich Supercomputing Centre. Pasqal will give its analog quantum accelerator and Atos, with its quantum simulator, the Quantum Mastering Device (QLM), will make certain the hybridization with the HPCs at the two datacenters at GENCI and Julich.

The Q-EXA job, aspect of the German Federal government quantum prepare, will see a consortium of associates, which includes Atos, function with each other to combine a German quantum computer into an HPC supercomputer for the to start with time. Atos’ QLM will be instrumental in connecting the quantum computer, from commence-up IQM (also aspect of the Atos Scaler plan) to the Leibniz Supercomputing-LRZ centre.

The European Corporation for Nuclear Analysis (CERN), one particular of the world’s major and most revered exploration centres, based mostly in Geneva, has not long ago obtained an Atos Quantum Mastering Device (QLM) appliance and joined the Atos User Club. The Atos QLM, delivered to CERN in Oct, will be manufactured out there to the CERN scientific group to support exploration actions in the framework of the CERN Quantum Engineering Initiative (CERN QTI), so accelerating the investigation of quantum edge for significant-electrical power physics (HEP) and over and above.

“Building on CERN’s unique expertise and sturdy collaborative lifestyle, co-advancement initiatives are at the main of CERN QTI. As we explore the speedy-evolving area of quantum systems, accessibility to the Atos Quantum Mastering Device and Atos’ expertise can perform an vital role in our quantum developments roadmap in support of the significant-electrical power physics group and over and above,” states Alberto Di Meglio, Coordinator of the CERN Quantum Engineering Initiative. “A committed teaching workshop is becoming arranged with Atos to look into the total operation and prospective of the quantum appliance, as well as its potential application for some of the CERN QTI actions.”

“Atos is the globe leader in the convergence of supercomputing and quantum computing, as shown by these two important and strategic projects we are associated in in France and Germany. At a time when the French government is envisioned to announce its prepare for quantum computing, the longevity of our Quantum Board, the high quality of the function carried out and the concrete purposes of this exploration in important projects boost this placement,” responses Pierre Barnabé, interim co-CEO and head of Massive Info and Cybersecurity at Atos.

The Quantum Advisory Board is manufactured up of universally identified quantum physicists and features:

  • Alain Component, Professor at the Institut d’Optique Graduate School, Université Paris-Saclay and at Ecole Polytechnique, Institut Polytechnique de Paris
  • David DiVincenzo, Alexander von Humboldt Professor, Director of the Institute for Quantum Data at RWTH Aachen College, Director of the Institute for Theoretical Nanoelectronics at the Juelich Analysis Heart
  • Artur Ekert, Professor of Quantum Physics at the Mathematical Institute, College of Oxford and Founding Director of the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore
  • Daniel Esteve, Analysis Director, CEA Saclay, Head of Quantronics
  • Serge Haroche, Professor emeritus at the Collège de France, Nobel laureate in Physics.

As a outcome of Atos’ ambitious plan to foresee the potential of quantum computing and to be geared up for the opportunities and challenges that occur with it – ‘Atos Quantum’ – Atos was the to start with firm to provide a quantum noisy simulation module which can simulate genuine Qubits, the Atos QLM and to suggest Q-rating, the only common metrics to evaluate quantum functionality and superiority. Atos is also the to start with European patent holder in quantum computing.

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Picture : from still left to ideal:

  • Pierre Barnabé, Chair of the Quantum Advisory Board, Interim co-CEO and Head of Massive Info and Cybersecurity (BDS), Atos.
  • Sophie Proust, CTO, Atos.
  • René Martin, Head of Info encryption Organization Unit, BDS, Atos.
  • Cyril Allouche, R&D Director, Quantum Computing.
  • Rodolphe Belmer, Atos’ upcoming CEO.
  • Serge Haroche, Professor emeritus at the Collège de France, Nobel laureate in Physics.
  • Daniel Esteve, Analysis Director, CEA Saclay, Head of Quantronics.
  • David DiVincenzo, Alexander von Humboldt Professor, Director of the Institute for Theoretical Nanoelectronics at the Juelich Analysis Heart
  • Arnaud Bertrand, Director of Strategy and Innovation, BDS, Atos
  • Philippe Duluc, Main Engineering Officer, BDS, Atos

About Atos

Atos is a world-wide leader in electronic transformation with 107,000 staff members and yearly earnings of above € 11 billion. European selection one particular in cybersecurity, cloud and significant functionality computing, the Team provides customized stop-to-stop alternatives for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization expert services and merchandise, Atos is fully commited to a protected and decarbonized electronic for its shoppers. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), outlined on Euronext Paris and provided in the CAC 40 ESG and Subsequent 20 Paris Inventory indexes.

The goal of Atos is to aid layout the potential of the information space. Its expertise and expert services support the advancement of know-how, education and learning and exploration in a multicultural approach and add to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the globe, the Team permits its consumers and staff members, and associates of societies at big to reside, function and establish sustainably, in a safe and sound and protected information space.

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