Atos unveils global R&D Lab to drive innovation in Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Quantum

Les Clayes-sous-Bois (Yvelines), FranceApril 22, 2021

Atos today officially inaugurates its new world Research & Development Lab in Les Clayes-sous-Bois, in the higher Paris metropolitan location (Yvelines), France. The new 8,000 m2 lab, which hosts around 350 of Atos’ very certified engineers, delivers a modern-day house focused to exploration in quantum computing, superior-overall performance computing, edge, synthetic intelligence and cybersecurity.

Supported by the Ile-de-France Region and built on Atos’ existing web site at Les Clayes-sous-Bois, which employs just about 1,000 people today, this lab is another milestone in Atos’ technique to acquire and globally place the historical web site of Clayes-sous-Bois and the Ile-de-France Region as a powerful center of technical know-how. “Atos Quantum”, Atos’ quantum computing exploration application and the initial important quantum industry application in Europe, benefits from an financial investment of €5 million from the Ile-de-FranceRegion as element of its ‘Smart Industry’ technique, adopted in July 2017.

Innovation to assistance the struggle towards world warming

Decarbonization is a critical precedence for Atos. The company is dedicated to cutting down the world carbon emissions below its management and impact by fifty% by 2025 and to accomplish “zero net emissions”, by 2028. The exploration made in this new laboratory, conference the greatest environmental expectations, will concentrate on innovation to assistance the struggle towards world warming, this sort of as utilizing quantum calculation or the energy effectiveness of supercomputers to accelerate society’s journey to carbon neutrality. Another instance is the growth of a ‘supercomputer brain’ that will be in a position to forecast and improve energy usage based mostly on the workload and the energy accessible in the energy providers’ grids.

Inauguration Ceremony

The inauguration ceremony saw Valérie Pécresse, President of the Ile-de-FranceRegional Council say:“I am very pleased to be element of this growth of the industry of the future in the Ile-de-France Region. This new creating and financial investment clearly show that we are making ready the future proper in this article, proper now. We are dedicated to creating the Ile-de-France Region a territory of innovation, a digital leader at the coronary heart of the financial fabric. This new R&D lab is in line with our designs to encourage the implementation and growth of strategic technologies, in individual quantum computing, in the Ile-de-France Region.”

“In partnership with the Ile-de-France Region, I am thrilled to officially open up our new R&D Lab today which illustrates extra than fifty yrs of exploration function carried out at our historical web site of Clayes-sous-Bois. From this symbolic web site we will generate forward our bold quantum computing application and acquire strategic technologies, merchandise and solutions that will be offered all over the world, and that will enable condition a harmless, decarbonized future” said Elie Girard, CEO Atos.

Atos Quantum: a world application

The R&D lab will accommodate the exploration function conducted as element of the Atos Quantum application, released in 2016, which aims to accelerate the growth of scientific and industry-suitable quantum computing use-instances. Atos scientists made the Atos Quantum Learning Device (Atos QLM), the world’s greatest-executing commercially accessible quantum simulator, which is by now becoming employed in quite a few nations all over the world such as Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, the United kingdom and the United States, empowering important exploration applications in several sectors like industry or energy. Atos also not too long ago released “Q-rating”, the initial universal quantum metrics, applicable to all programmable quantum processors, measures a quantum system’s performance at dealing with genuine-everyday living problems, fairly than merely measuring its theoretical overall performance.

Watch under the movie presentation of the new Atos R&D laboratory (in French). Elie Girard and Valérie Pécresse, President of the Île-de-France Regional Council, examine the new lab, adopted by a virtual pay a visit to of the new web site with Philippe Guiguen, Mayor of Clayes-sous-Bois and the complete Atos staff: Sophie Proust, CTO Pierre Barnabé, Head of Significant Info and Cybersecurity Arnaud Bertrand, Director of Strategy and Innovation Significant Info and Cybersecurity Agnes Boudot, Director of HPC, AI & Quantum things to do and Cyril Allouche, R&D Director, Quantum Computing.