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

Paris, France – December three, 2021

At the meeting of the 8th Atos Quantum Advisory Board, a group of global industry experts, mathematicians and physicists, authorities in their fields, Atos reaffirms its position as a international chief in quantum computing systems. The quantum hybridization axis (convergence of substantial-effectiveness computing (HPC) and quantum computing) in specific positions the corporation at the forefront of quantum research, converging its skills. Atos has invested, together with husband or wife start-ups Pasqal and IQM, in two main quantum hybridization assignments in France and Germany.

Held at Atos’ R&D centre, committed to research in quantum computing and substantial-effectiveness computing, in Clayes-sous-Bois, in the existence of Atos’ following CEO, Rodolphe Belmer, and less than the chairmanship of Pierre Barnabé, Chair of the Quantum Advisory Board, Interim co-CEO and Head of Huge Facts and Cybersecurity, this meeting of the Quantum Advisory Board was an prospect to critique Atos’ modern operate and to take inventory of long term prospects.

Artur Ekert, Professor of Quantum Physics at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Founding Director of the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore and member of the Quantum Advisory Board said “We are definitely amazed by the operate and the progress that Atos has manufactured about the previous year. The corporation normally takes quantum computing significantly and it offers us wonderful satisfaction to see it starting to be a single of the critical players in the area. It is a organic development for Atos. As a environment chief in Higher Performance Computing (HPC), Atos is in a exclusive position to combine its current, extensive, skills in HPC with quantum technological know-how and take both of those fields to new heights. We are confident that Atos will form the quantum landscape in years to arrive, both of those with research and apps that have very long-long lasting impact.”

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In the area of quantum hybridization Atos is the only player and the corporation is now enabling various apps – in the places of chemistry, these types of as catalysis design and style for nitrogen fixation, and for the optimization of clever grids. Atos is also concerned in two added quantum hybridization assignments, which are at this time becoming introduced:

The European HPC-QS (Quantum Simulation) venture, which commences this December 2021, aims to develop the first European hybrid supercomputer with an built-in quantum accelerator by the finish of 2023. It is meant to be a first main brick of the French quantum approach. Atos is concerned in this venture alongside countrywide partners which includes the CEA, GENCI, Pasqal and the Julich Supercomputing Centre. Pasqal will offer its analog quantum accelerator and Atos, with its quantum simulator, the Quantum Discovering Device (QLM), will ensure the hybridization with the HPCs at the two datacenters at GENCI and Julich.

The Q-EXA venture, portion of the German Govt quantum approach, will see a consortium of partners, which includes Atos, operate alongside one another to combine a German quantum pc into an HPC supercomputer for the first time. Atos’ QLM will be instrumental in connecting the quantum pc, from start-up IQM (also portion of the Atos Scaler method) to the Leibniz Supercomputing-LRZ centre.

The European Organization for Nuclear Study (CERN), a single of the world’s major and most respected research centres, dependent in Geneva, has just lately acquired an Atos Quantum Discovering Device (QLM) equipment and joined the Atos User Club. The Atos QLM, sent to CERN in October, will be manufactured available to the CERN scientific community to guidance research functions in the framework of the CERN Quantum Know-how Initiative (CERN QTI), therefore accelerating the investigation of quantum advantage for substantial-energy physics (HEP) and past.

“Building on CERN’s exclusive skills and solid collaborative lifestyle, co-progress efforts are at the core of CERN QTI. As we investigate the quickly-evolving area of quantum systems, entry to the Atos Quantum Discovering Device and Atos’ skills can participate in an critical part in our quantum developments roadmap in guidance of the substantial-energy physics community and past,” suggests Alberto Di Meglio, Coordinator of the CERN Quantum Know-how Initiative. “A committed instruction workshop is becoming organized with Atos to investigate the total performance and likely of the quantum equipment, as well as its long term application for some of the CERN QTI functions.”

“Atos is the environment chief in the convergence of supercomputing and quantum computing, as demonstrated by these two main and strategic assignments we are concerned in in France and Germany. At a time when the French government is envisioned to announce its approach for quantum computing, the longevity of our Quantum Board, the good quality of the operate carried out and the concrete apps of this research in main assignments fortify this position,” remarks Pierre Barnabé, interim co-CEO and head of Huge Facts and Cybersecurity at Atos.

The Quantum Advisory Board is manufactured up of universally recognized quantum physicists and incorporates:

  • Alain Factor, Professor at the Institut d’Optique Graduate College, 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 University, Director of the Institute for Theoretical Nanoelectronics at the Juelich Study Center
  • Artur Ekert, Professor of Quantum Physics at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford and Founding Director of the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore
  • Daniel Esteve, Study Director, CEA Saclay, Head of Quantronics
  • Serge Haroche, Professor emeritus at the Collège de France, Nobel laureate in Physics.

As a end result of Atos’ formidable method to anticipate the long term of quantum computing and to be organized for the possibilities and challenges that arrive with it – ‘Atos Quantum’ – Atos was the first organization to provide a quantum noisy simulation module which can simulate genuine Qubits, the Atos QLM and to propose Q-rating, the only universal metrics to assess quantum effectiveness and superiority. Atos is also the first European patent holder in quantum computing.

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Image : from left to suitable:

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

About Atos

Atos is a international chief in digital transformation with 107,000 staff members and yearly profits of about € 11 billion. European number a single in cybersecurity, cloud and substantial effectiveness computing, the Team supplies tailored finish-to-finish solutions for all industries in seventy one international locations. A pioneer in decarbonization services and solutions, Atos is dedicated to a secure and decarbonized digital for its purchasers. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on Euronext Paris and bundled in the CAC forty ESG and Upcoming twenty Paris Stock indexes.

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