Atos, a major player in France’s national strategy on quantum technologies

Paris, France – 21 January 2021

Atos welcomes the French government’s initiative and is happy to take part in the enhancement of the national strategy on quantum technologies, announced nowadays by President Emmanuel Macron.

With one of a kind expertise in Europe and innovative technologies this sort of as the Atos Quantum Learning Equipment (Atos QLM), the world’s most potent quantum simulator, Atos is by now doing the job intently with national players this sort of as GENCI (Grand Equipement Nationwide de Calcul) and the CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique), as properly as the start off-up Pasqal. The national quantum strategy now features Atos the option to accelerate its Atos Quantum system and fortify its contribution to the French quantum ecosystem, with a watch to featuring its consumers the 1st added benefits of quantum computing in the NISQ (Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum) era as soon as doable.

“The strategy announced nowadays for the enhancement of quantum technologies is fairly impressive and we are pretty honored to have been linked with this announcement. Quantum computing promises sizeable progress in strategic places for our society, this sort of as health, chemistry, finance and the combat towards world-wide warming and decarbonization. Faced with these big socio-economic worries, it is essential to set up public-non-public partnerships and foster cooperation in between governments, tutorial researchers, buyers and non-public providers. France’s national strategy is equivalent to the revolution to appear and we are happy to be among the the players who will take part in creating it a truth,” claimed Elie Girard, Atos CEO.

Atos’ contribution to the national quantum strategy will concentrate on 4 places:

  • The enhancement of NISQ simulators and accelerators built-in into hybrid substantial-effectiveness computing platforms: capitalizing on the Atos QLM and its expertise in substantial-effectiveness computing, Atos has set the intention of supplying a quantum accelerator linked to a supercomputer as early as 2023. On the other hand, innovation in quantum computing is not only about hardware but also about software. This is the direction Atos is having with the Atos QLM quantum simulation and software enhancement platform.
  • Publish-quantum cryptography: Atos is by now doing the job on integrating publish-quantum algorithms into its cybersecurity machines. Its get the job done in this region will further more accelerate the developments desired to prepare the hardware implementations of future publish-quantum standards.
  • International cooperation: Atos has manufactured doing the job in cooperation with future industrial buyers a precedence of its Atos Quantum system. The Team is concerned in a number of tutorial jobs, notably with the Institut d’Optique and INRIA. In parallel, its expertise and the Atos QLM add to a number of European courses, including the NEASQC (Subsequent Applications of Quantum Computing) venture. As element of the national quantum strategy, Atos intends to leverage the experience acquired as a result of these several jobs to foster interactions in between lecturers, engineering vendors and buyers.
  • Benchmarking: the rapid and steady emergence of new technologies and techniques to quantum programming is essential for the enhancement of the sector, but also a resource of complexity for businesses wishing to devote. In 2020, Atos produced Q-rating, the 1st reliable, aim and honest universal metric to simplify the marriage in between engineering buyers and vendors.

Atos proven a Scientific Council dedicated to Quantum. Users are:

  • Alain Factor, Professor at the Institut d’Optique Graduate University and Ecole Polytechnique, Université Paris-Saclay
  • David DiVincenzo, Professor at the Alexander von Humboldt University and Director at the Institute for Theoretical Nanoelectronics at the Juelich Research Middle
  • Artur Ekert, Professor of Quantum Physics at the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford and Founding Director of the Centre for Quantum Systems (CQT) at the Nationwide University of Singapore
  • Daniel Esteve, Research Director, CEA Saclay, Head of Quantronics
  • Serge Haroche, Professor Emeritus at the Collège de France, Nobel Prize in Physics.

In the foreground, from still left to suitable: Emmanuel Macron and Elie Girard
In the again, from still left to suitable: Cédric O, Bruno Le Maire, Amélie de Montchalin andFrédérique Vidal

To find out additional about Atos’ pursuits in the field of quantum computing, click listed here.

Download the launch in pdf


About Atos

Atos is a world-wide leader in electronic transformation with one hundred ten,000 staff members and once-a-year revenue of € twelve billion. European selection one in cybersecurity, cloud and substantial effectiveness computing, the group supplies tailor-made conclusion-to-conclusion methods for all industries in 73 nations around the world. A pioneer in decarbonization companies and merchandise, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized electronic for its shoppers. Atos operates less than the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), shown on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The objective of Atos is to assistance style the future of the information space. Its expertise and companies aid the enhancement of know-how, education and learning and exploration in a multicultural tactic and add to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the environment, the group permits its consumers and staff members, and associates of societies at significant to dwell, get the job done and create sustainably, in a harmless and secure information space.

Press speak to: Marion Delmas | [email protected] | +33 six 37 sixty three ninety one 99