Paris, November 4, 2020 – Atos, a world chief in digital transformation, will collaborate with French start-up Pasqal to develop a quantum accelerator based mostly on impartial atom expertise for Excessive-Efficiency Computing (HPC) techniques. This expertise would make it potential to strengthen the computing capacities of present computer systems and thereby develop hybrid quantum-HPC techniques that can be utilized within the quick time period.
World chief within the manufacture of quantum processors, Pasqal has developed a promising expertise based mostly on impartial atoms, which right now allows it to grasp greater than 100 atoms, whereas superconducting circuits, probably the most superior quantum methodology up to now, are at the moment restricted to about 50 qubits. For its half, Atos has been learning the acceleration alternatives provided by impartial atoms for greater than two years and is contributing to advances in analysis by growing the software program particular to this expertise, which has led to a number of scientific publications and patent submitting.
The collaboration will result in the mixing of Pasqal’s expertise into Atos’ HPC options setting. The collaboration will probably be based mostly on Atos’ software program growth and quantum simulation platform, the Atos Quantum Studying Machine (QLM), combining Atos’ experience in algorithmics with Pasqal’s growth processors.
“We’re happy to collaborate with Pasqal and proceed to complement our quantum ecosystem with some of the modern European corporations on this area,” stated Cyril Allouche, Fellow & VP, Director of the Quantum R&D program at Atos. “Because the launch of its devoted analysis program, Atos has adopted a multi-technology strategy, which is mirrored within the help of various quantum techniques, comparable to superconductors, ions and impartial atoms, in Atos QLM. On this method, we hope to allow our customers to experiment and develop their quantum functions on the widest vary of quantum applied sciences.”
Georges-Olivier Reymond, Managing Director at Pasqal, commented: “We consider in hybrid computing, the place quantum processors will speed up standard computer systems, with efficiency that can enhance over time. We’re already engaged on a processor of greater than 100 qubits, and our expertise has a singular means to scale past that. Engaged on the mixing of those new applied sciences, with a pioneer and chief comparable to Atos, is subsequently totally according to our technique to make them accessible to HPC customers right now.”
Atos, a pioneer in quantum computing
In November 2016, Atos launched an formidable program to anticipate the way forward for quantum computing, known as ‘Atos Quantum’. On account of this initiative, Atos was the primary participant to supply a quantum noise simulation module as a part of its Atos QLM providing. Atos QLM and Atos’ experience is now contributing to quite a few European applications, together with the AQTION (Superior Quantum computing with Trapped IONs) undertaking, the PASQuanS (Programmable Atomic Giant-Scale Quantum Simulation) undertaking and extra not too long ago the NEASQC (NExt ApplicationsS of Quantum Computing) undertaking.
Atos is a world chief in digital transformation with 110,000 staff in 73 international locations and annual income of € 12 billion. European primary in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Excessive-Efficiency Computing, the Group gives end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Massive Knowledge, Enterprise Purposes and Digital Office options. The Group is the Worldwide Data Know-how Accomplice for the Olympic & Paralympic Video games and operates underneath the manufacturers Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (SocietasEuropaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.
The aim of Atos is to assist design the way forward for the knowledge area. Its experience and companies help the event of data, schooling and analysis in a multicultural strategy and contribute to the event of scientific and technological excellence. Internationally, the Group allows its prospects and staff, and members of societies at giant to reside, work and develop sustainably, in a secure and safe data area.
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Pasqal was based in 2019 with the imaginative and prescient of leveraging the expertise developed on the Institut d’Optique in Palaiseau (France) to construct quantum processors from impartial atoms and all the required software program setting. Pasqal’s aim is to convey a quantum benefit to its industrial and educational prospects. Pasqal is supported by Quantonation, the main funding fund within the area of quantum applied sciences and TPY Capital. For extra data, or to use for jobs in an formidable group, go to www.pasqal.io.
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