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 proud to participate in the progress of the national tactic on quantum technologies, introduced currently by President Emmanuel Macron.

With unique know-how in Europe and ground breaking technologies such as the Atos Quantum Mastering Machine (Atos QLM), the world’s most potent quantum simulator, Atos is presently doing work carefully with national players such as GENCI (Grand Equipement Nationwide de Calcul) and the CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique), as effectively as the start out-up Pasqal. The national quantum tactic now features Atos the opportunity to speed up its Atos Quantum method and improve its contribution to the French quantum ecosystem, with a view to providing its shoppers the first rewards of quantum computing in the NISQ (Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum) period as before long as doable.

“The plan introduced currently for the progress of quantum technologies is rather extraordinary and we are really honored to have been linked with this announcement. Quantum computing promises significant progress in strategic areas for our society, such as wellness, chemistry, finance and the struggle against world wide warming and decarbonization. Faced with these important socio-economic problems, it is essential to established up public-personal partnerships and foster cooperation involving governments, academic scientists, people and personal corporations. France’s national tactic is equal to the revolution to appear and we are proud to be among the players who will participate in generating it a truth,” said Elie Girard, Atos CEO.

Atos’ contribution to the national quantum tactic will emphasis on four areas:

  • The progress of NISQ simulators and accelerators built-in into hybrid superior-effectiveness computing platforms: capitalizing on the Atos QLM and its know-how in superior-effectiveness computing, Atos has established the intention of furnishing 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 application. This is the route Atos is getting with the Atos QLM quantum simulation and application progress platform.
  • Article-quantum cryptography: Atos is presently doing work on integrating put up-quantum algorithms into its cybersecurity tools. Its operate in this space will further more speed up the developments required to put together the hardware implementations of long term put up-quantum expectations.
  • Intercontinental cooperation: Atos has designed doing work in cooperation with long term industrial people a priority of its Atos Quantum method. The Team is concerned in a number of academic projects, notably with the Institut d’Optique and INRIA. In parallel, its know-how and the Atos QLM lead to a number of European packages, together with the NEASQC (Future Purposes of Quantum Computing) challenge. As portion of the national quantum tactic, Atos intends to leverage the experience obtained as a result of these numerous projects to foster interactions involving teachers, technologies vendors and people.
  • Benchmarking: the quick and continual emergence of new technologies and techniques to quantum programming is essential for the progress of the sector, but also a supply of complexity for organizations wishing to invest. In 2020, Atos created Q-rating, the first trustworthy, objective and honest common metric to simplify the connection involving technologies people and vendors.

Atos set up a Scientific Council committed to Quantum. Customers are:

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

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

To discover more about Atos’ actions in the area of quantum computing, click right here.

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About Atos

Atos is a world wide leader in digital transformation with one hundred ten,000 personnel and yearly earnings of € 12 billion. European selection 1 in cybersecurity, cloud and superior effectiveness computing, the group presents tailored conclude-to-conclude remedies for all industries in 73 international locations. A pioneer in decarbonization products and services and solutions, Atos is dedicated to a secure and decarbonized digital for its shoppers. Atos operates below the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), outlined on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The objective of Atos is to aid design and style the long term of the information and facts space. Its know-how and products and services assist the progress of information, education and investigate in a multicultural method and lead to the progress of scientific and technological excellence. Across the globe, the group allows its shoppers and personnel, and associates of societies at big to dwell, operate and develop sustainably, in a protected and secure information and facts space.

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