Paris, France – 21 January 2021

Atos welcomes the French government’s initiative and is very pleased to take part in the growth of the nationwide method on quantum systems, declared these days by President Emmanuel Macron.

With one of a kind experience in Europe and ground breaking systems this kind of as the Atos Quantum Understanding Machine (Atos QLM), the world’s most powerful quantum simulator, Atos is by now doing the job carefully with nationwide gamers this kind of as GENCI (Grand Equipement Countrywide de Calcul) and the CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique), as properly as the begin-up Pasqal. The nationwide quantum method now gives Atos the possibility to accelerate its Atos Quantum plan and bolster its contribution to the French quantum ecosystem, with a perspective to offering its consumers the first gains of quantum computing in the NISQ (Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum) period as shortly as probable.

“The strategy declared these days for the growth of quantum systems is quite extraordinary and we are really honored to have been involved with this announcement. Quantum computing claims appreciable development in strategic parts for our modern society, this kind of as health and fitness, chemistry, finance and the combat towards global warming and decarbonization. Faced with these big socio-financial difficulties, it is necessary to set up public-private partnerships and foster cooperation in between governments, academic scientists, end users and private corporations. France’s nationwide method is equivalent to the revolution to arrive and we are very pleased to be among the the gamers who will take part in making it a reality,” mentioned Elie Girard, Atos CEO.

Atos’ contribution to the nationwide quantum method will concentration on 4 parts:

  • The growth of NISQ simulators and accelerators built-in into hybrid large-functionality computing platforms: capitalizing on the Atos QLM and its experience in large-functionality computing, Atos has set the goal 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 components but also about software program. This is the direction Atos is using with the Atos QLM quantum simulation and software program growth platform.
  • Article-quantum cryptography: Atos is by now doing the job on integrating submit-quantum algorithms into its cybersecurity tools. Its work in this place will even further accelerate the developments desired to put together the components implementations of future submit-quantum specifications.
  • Global cooperation: Atos has made doing the job in cooperation with future industrial end users a priority of its Atos Quantum plan. The Group is involved in quite a few academic jobs, notably with the Institut d’Optique and INRIA. In parallel, its experience and the Atos QLM add to quite a few European programs, which includes the NEASQC (Future Purposes of Quantum Computing) venture. As portion of the nationwide quantum method, Atos intends to leverage the expertise acquired as a result of these different jobs to foster interactions in between teachers, technology vendors and end users.
  • Benchmarking: the swift and ongoing emergence of new systems and approaches to quantum programming is necessary for the growth of the sector, but also a supply of complexity for businesses wishing to devote. In 2020, Atos designed Q-rating, the first responsible, aim and honest universal metric to simplify the romance in between technology end users and vendors.

Atos established a Scientific Council committed to Quantum. Members are:

  • Alain Part, 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 Investigation Heart
  • 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 Countrywide University of Singapore
  • Daniel Esteve, Investigation Director, CEA Saclay, Head of Quantronics
  • Serge Haroche, Professor Emeritus at the Collège de France, Nobel Prize in Physics.

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

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About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with one hundred ten,000 workers and yearly earnings of € twelve billion. European variety a single in cybersecurity, cloud and large functionality computing, the group presents tailor-made stop-to-stop methods for all industries in seventy three countries. A pioneer in decarbonization solutions and merchandise, Atos is dedicated to a protected and decarbonized digital for its purchasers. Atos operates below the manufacturers Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

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