Atos unveils global R&D Lab to drive innovation in Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Quantum

Les Clayes-sous-Bois (Yvelines), FranceApril 22, 2021

Atos now officially inaugurates its new worldwide Investigate & Improvement Lab in Les Clayes-sous-Bois, in the greater Paris metropolitan location (Yvelines), France. The new eight,000 m2 lab, which hosts about 350 of Atos’ really capable engineers, gives a modern-day house dedicated to investigate in quantum computing, high-efficiency computing, edge, synthetic intelligence and cybersecurity.

Supported by the Ile-de-France Location and designed on Atos’ current web page at Les Clayes-sous-Bois, which employs almost one,000 folks, this lab is an additional milestone in Atos’ strategy to produce and globally posture the historical web page of Clayes-sous-Bois and the Ile-de-France Location as a solid center of specialized knowledge. “Atos Quantum”, Atos’ quantum computing investigate application and the initially important quantum sector application in Europe, benefits from an investment of €5 million from the Ile-de-FranceLocation as element of its ‘Smart Industry’ strategy, adopted in July 2017.

Innovation to guidance the battle against worldwide warming

Decarbonization is a essential priority for Atos. The enterprise is fully commited to minimizing the worldwide carbon emissions less than its handle and impact by fifty% by 2025 and to realize “zero internet emissions”, by 2028. The investigate developed in this new laboratory, assembly the highest environmental standards, will concentration on innovation to guidance the battle against worldwide warming, such as employing quantum calculation or the vitality efficiency of supercomputers to accelerate society’s journey to carbon neutrality. An additional instance is the enhancement of a ‘supercomputer brain’ that will be capable to predict and optimize vitality consumption dependent on the workload and the vitality readily available in the electric power providers’ grids.

Inauguration Ceremony

The inauguration ceremony noticed Valérie Pécresse, President of the Ile-de-FranceRegional Council say:“I am very pleased to be element of this enhancement of the sector of the potential in the Ile-de-France Location. This new building and investment exhibit that we are getting ready the potential appropriate below, appropriate now. We are fully commited to making the Ile-de-France Location a territory of innovation, a digital leader at the coronary heart of the financial material. This new R&D lab is in line with our options to promote the implementation and enhancement of strategic technologies, in distinct quantum computing, in the Ile-de-France Location.”

“In partnership with the Ile-de-France Location, I am thrilled to officially open our new R&D Lab now which illustrates far more than fifty many years of investigate work carried out at our historical web page of Clayes-sous-Bois. From this symbolic web page we will drive forward our formidable quantum computing application and produce strategic technologies, products and solutions and alternatives that will be offered worldwide, and that will enable shape a secure, decarbonized future” claimed Elie Girard, CEO Atos.

Atos Quantum: a worldwide application

The R&D lab will accommodate the investigate work conducted as element of the Atos Quantum application, introduced in 2016, which aims to accelerate the enhancement of scientific and sector-pertinent quantum computing use-circumstances. Atos researchers developed the Atos Quantum Discovering Equipment (Atos QLM), the world’s highest-doing commercially readily available quantum simulator, which is by now becoming employed in a lot of nations worldwide together with Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, the Uk and the United States, empowering important investigate programs in various sectors like sector or vitality. Atos also lately introduced “Q-score”, the initially universal quantum metrics, applicable to all programmable quantum processors, measures a quantum system’s effectiveness at dealing with actual-existence troubles, instead than only measuring its theoretical efficiency.

View below the online video presentation of the new Atos R&D laboratory (in French). Elie Girard and Valérie Pécresse, President of the Île-de-France Regional Council, discuss the new lab, adopted by a digital pay a visit to of the new web page with Philippe Guiguen, Mayor of Clayes-sous-Bois and the full Atos workforce: Sophie Proust, CTO Pierre Barnabé, Head of Major Facts and Cybersecurity Arnaud Bertrand, Director of System and Innovation Major Facts and Cybersecurity Agnes Boudot, Director of HPC, AI & Quantum pursuits and Cyril Allouche, R&D Director, Quantum Computing.