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

Paris, France – December 3, 2021

At the meeting of the 8th Atos Quantum Advisory Board, a group of worldwide gurus, mathematicians and physicists, authorities in their fields, Atos reaffirms its position as a worldwide leader in quantum computing technologies. The quantum hybridization axis (convergence of superior-overall performance computing (HPC) and quantum computing) in distinct positions the business at the forefront of quantum research, converging its know-how. Atos has invested, together with partner begin-ups Pasqal and IQM, in two major quantum hybridization projects in France and Germany.

Held at Atos’ R&D centre, devoted to investigate in quantum computing and higher-effectiveness computing, in Clayes-sous-Bois, in the existence of Atos’ future CEO, Rodolphe Belmer, and beneath the chairmanship of Pierre Barnabé, Chair of the Quantum Advisory Board, Interim co-CEO and Head of Significant Facts and Cybersecurity, this assembly of the Quantum Advisory Board was an prospect to review Atos’ the latest work and to just take stock of future prospective customers.

Artur Ekert, Professor of Quantum Physics at the Mathematical Institute, College of Oxford, Founding Director of the Centre for Quantum Systems in Singapore and member of the Quantum Advisory Board stated “We are truly impressed by the work and the development that Atos has created about the past yr. The firm takes quantum computing critically and it gives us wonderful satisfaction to see it becoming one particular of the key players in the discipline. It is a all-natural development for Atos. As a entire world leader in High Performance Computing (HPC), Atos is in a unique position to blend its present, substantial, know-how in HPC with quantum technological know-how and acquire both equally fields to new heights. We are self-assured that Atos will form the quantum landscape in many years to occur, both equally with exploration and applications that have lengthy-long lasting impression.”


In the industry of quantum hybridization Atos is the only participant and the business is previously enabling various apps – in the spots of chemistry, this kind of as catalysis style for nitrogen fixation, and for the optimization of smart grids. Atos is also associated in two added quantum hybridization initiatives, which are currently staying launched:

The European HPC-QS (Quantum Simulation) venture, which starts this December 2021, aims to develop the to start with European hybrid supercomputer with an integrated quantum accelerator by the stop of 2023. It is intended to be a first key brick of the French quantum strategy. Atos is associated in this project along with national 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 Understanding Equipment (QLM), will make certain the hybridization with the HPCs at the two datacenters at GENCI and Julich.

The Q-EXA venture, component of the German Federal government quantum plan, will see a consortium of associates, which include Atos, function collectively to integrate a German quantum personal computer into an HPC supercomputer for the to start with time. Atos’ QLM will be instrumental in connecting the quantum laptop, from commence-up IQM (also component of the Atos Scaler method) to the Leibniz Supercomputing-LRZ centre.

The European Corporation for Nuclear Study (CERN), a person of the world’s most significant and most highly regarded analysis centres, primarily based in Geneva, has recently acquired an Atos Quantum Discovering Machine (QLM) appliance and joined the Atos Consumer Club. The Atos QLM, sent to CERN in October, will be built accessible to the CERN scientific group to help investigation activities in the framework of the CERN Quantum Know-how Initiative (CERN QTI), as a result accelerating the investigation of quantum edge for high-strength physics (HEP) and outside of.

“Building on CERN’s exclusive abilities and robust collaborative society, co-progress efforts are at the core of CERN QTI. As we discover the fast-evolving discipline of quantum systems, access to the Atos Quantum Learning Device and Atos’ skills can enjoy an vital function in our quantum developments roadmap in assist of the high-power physics group and outside of,” claims Alberto Di Meglio, Coordinator of the CERN Quantum Technology Initiative. “A focused coaching workshop is remaining arranged with Atos to examine the total functionality and likely of the quantum equipment, as well as its potential application for some of the CERN QTI routines.”

“Atos is the world chief in the convergence of supercomputing and quantum computing, as revealed by these two significant and strategic jobs we are associated in in France and Germany. At a time when the French govt is envisioned to announce its plan for quantum computing, the toughness of our Quantum Board, the high-quality of the function carried out and the concrete apps of this investigate in big assignments strengthen this situation,” comments Pierre Barnabé, interim co-CEO and head of Significant Details and Cybersecurity at Atos.

The Quantum Advisory Board is designed up of universally identified quantum physicists and consists of:

  • 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 Information and facts at RWTH Aachen University, Director of the Institute for Theoretical Nanoelectronics at the Juelich Investigate 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, Research 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’ ambitious program to foresee the upcoming of quantum computing and to be well prepared for the possibilities and challenges that arrive with it – ‘Atos Quantum’ – Atos was the to start with corporation to supply a quantum noisy simulation module which can simulate serious Qubits, the Atos QLM and to propose Q-rating, the only universal metrics to evaluate quantum effectiveness and superiority. Atos is also the to start with European patent holder in quantum computing.


Picture : from left to appropriate:

  • 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 Data encryption Organization Unit, BDS, Atos.
  • Cyril Allouche, R&D Director, Quantum Computing.
  • Rodolphe Belmer, Atos’ up coming CEO.
  • Serge Haroche, Professor emeritus at the Collège de France, Nobel laureate in Physics.
  • Daniel Esteve, Research Director, CEA Saclay, Head of Quantronics.
  • David DiVincenzo, Alexander von Humboldt Professor, Director of the Institute for Theoretical Nanoelectronics at the Juelich Investigation Heart
  • Arnaud Bertrand, Director of Method and Innovation, BDS, Atos
  • Philippe Duluc, Chief Technologies Officer, BDS, Atos

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