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

Paris, France – December 3, 2021

At the assembly of the 8th Atos Quantum Advisory Board, a team of intercontinental authorities, mathematicians and physicists, authorities in their fields, Atos reaffirms its position as a world wide leader in quantum computing technologies. The quantum hybridization axis (convergence of significant-functionality computing (HPC) and quantum computing) in unique positions the organization at the forefront of quantum investigate, converging its abilities. Atos has invested, together with husband or wife start off-ups Pasqal and IQM, in two key quantum hybridization initiatives in France and Germany.

Held at Atos’ R&D centre, focused to investigate in quantum computing and significant-functionality computing, in Clayes-sous-Bois, in the presence of Atos’ next CEO, Rodolphe Belmer, and less than the chairmanship of Pierre Barnabé, Chair of the Quantum Advisory Board, Interim co-CEO and Head of Massive Info and Cybersecurity, this assembly of the Quantum Advisory Board was an option to evaluation Atos’ recent work and to just take stock of foreseeable future prospective customers.

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 really impressed by the work and the development that Atos has built over the previous year. The organization can take quantum computing severely and it presents us excellent pleasure to see it getting one particular of the important gamers in the industry. It is a pure development for Atos. As a globe leader in Higher Performance Computing (HPC), Atos is in a distinctive position to incorporate its current, intensive, abilities in HPC with quantum know-how and just take the two fields to new heights. We are confident that Atos will shape the quantum landscape in many years to appear, the two with investigate and purposes that have extended-lasting impression.”

In the industry of quantum hybridization Atos is the only participant and the organization is previously enabling many purposes – in the areas of chemistry, such as catalysis style for nitrogen fixation, and for the optimization of smart grids. Atos is also concerned in two supplemental quantum hybridization initiatives, which are at this time getting launched:

The European HPC-QS (Quantum Simulation) job, which commences this December 2021, aims to establish the first European hybrid supercomputer with an integrated quantum accelerator by the conclusion of 2023. It is intended to be a first key brick of the French quantum strategy. Atos is concerned in this job alongside countrywide companions including the CEA, GENCI, Pasqal and the Julich Supercomputing Centre. Pasqal will provide its analog quantum accelerator and Atos, with its quantum simulator, the Quantum Understanding Machine (QLM), will ensure the hybridization with the HPCs at the two datacenters at GENCI and Julich.

The Q-EXA job, section of the German Federal government quantum strategy, will see a consortium of companions, including Atos, work with each other to combine a German quantum computer system into an HPC supercomputer for the first time. Atos’ QLM will be instrumental in connecting the quantum computer system, from start off-up IQM (also section of the Atos Scaler method) to the Leibniz Supercomputing-LRZ centre.

The European Group for Nuclear Exploration (CERN), one particular of the world’s most significant and most revered investigate centres, based in Geneva, has recently acquired an Atos Quantum Understanding Machine (QLM) appliance and joined the Atos Person Club. The Atos QLM, sent to CERN in October, will be built offered to the CERN scientific local community to help investigate routines in the framework of the CERN Quantum Technologies Initiative (CERN QTI), consequently accelerating the investigation of quantum benefit for significant-vitality physics (HEP) and outside of.

“Building on CERN’s distinctive abilities and solid collaborative culture, co-improvement initiatives are at the core of CERN QTI. As we explore the fast-evolving industry of quantum technologies, obtain to the Atos Quantum Understanding Machine and Atos’ abilities can enjoy an crucial role in our quantum developments roadmap in help of the significant-vitality physics local community and outside of,” says Alberto Di Meglio, Coordinator of the CERN Quantum Technologies Initiative. “A focused coaching workshop is getting structured with Atos to look into the entire features and potential of the quantum appliance, as nicely as its foreseeable future software for some of the CERN QTI routines.”

“Atos is the globe leader in the convergence of supercomputing and quantum computing, as proven by these two key and strategic initiatives we are concerned in in France and Germany. At a time when the French government is anticipated to announce its strategy for quantum computing, the sturdiness of our Quantum Board, the quality of the work carried out and the concrete purposes of this investigate in key initiatives enhance this position,” reviews Pierre Barnabé, interim co-CEO and head of Massive Info and Cybersecurity at Atos.

The Quantum Advisory Board is built up of universally regarded quantum physicists and contains:

  • Alain Element, 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 College, Director of the Institute for Theoretical Nanoelectronics at the Juelich Exploration Middle
  • 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, Exploration Director, CEA Saclay, Head of Quantronics
  • Serge Haroche, Professor emeritus at the Collège de France, Nobel laureate in Physics.

As a final result of Atos’ bold method to foresee the foreseeable future of quantum computing and to be geared up for the options and troubles that appear with it – ‘Atos Quantum’ – Atos was the first corporation to present a quantum noisy simulation module which can simulate authentic Qubits, the Atos QLM and to propose Q-score, the only universal metrics to evaluate quantum functionality and superiority. Atos is also the first European patent holder in quantum computing.

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Photograph : from still left to right:

  • 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 Enterprise Device, BDS, Atos.
  • Cyril Allouche, R&D Director, Quantum Computing.
  • Rodolphe Belmer, Atos’ next CEO.
  • Serge Haroche, Professor emeritus at the Collège de France, Nobel laureate in Physics.
  • Daniel Esteve, Exploration Director, CEA Saclay, Head of Quantronics.
  • David DiVincenzo, Alexander von Humboldt Professor, Director of the Institute for Theoretical Nanoelectronics at the Juelich Exploration Middle
  • Arnaud Bertrand, Director of System and Innovation, BDS, Atos
  • Philippe Duluc, Chief Technologies Officer, BDS, Atos

About Atos

Atos is a world wide leader in electronic transformation with 107,000 personnel and annual profits of over € 11 billion. European number one particular in cybersecurity, cloud and significant functionality computing, the Group gives personalized conclusion-to-conclusion methods for all industries in 71 nations. A pioneer in decarbonization expert services and products and solutions, Atos is fully commited to a secure and decarbonized electronic for its customers. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on Euronext Paris and provided in the CAC 40 ESG and Next twenty Paris Inventory indexes.

The goal of Atos is to support style the foreseeable future of the data house. Its abilities and expert services help the improvement of expertise, education and investigate in a multicultural approach and add to the improvement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the globe, the Group allows its clients and personnel, and associates of societies at massive to reside, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure data house.

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