Empowering the Future
“The first quantum revolution, led in the early twentieth century by young Europeans of the likes of Einstein, Heisenberg and Planck, gave birth over the years to major inventions including the transistor, the laser, MRI and GPS. Today, taking advantage of our expertise in supercomputers and cyber security, we are fully committed to the second quantum revolution that will disrupt all of our clients’ business activities in the coming decades, from medicine to agriculture through finance. For this, we are proud to be able to count on the support of an Advisory Board enriched with the immense knowledge and visionary power of its members. It’s a real collective, human and technological adventure that opens up to us.”
Thierry Breton, CEO and Chairman of Atos
Atos CEO Thierry Breton surrounded by Nobel prize laureate in Physics Serge Haroche, Fields Medal laureate Cédric Villani, Daniel Estève, Alain Aspect, David DiVincenzo, Artur Ekert and the members of the managing team of Atos Quantum, on November 4th 2016.
From left to right :
Cyril Allouche, Director of the Atos Quantum Lab, Atos.
Artur Ekert, Professor of Quantum Physics at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford and Singapore.
Sophie Houssiaux, R&D Big Data & Security, Atos.
Philippe Vannier, CTO Group & EVP Big Data and Security Solutions, Atos.
Alain Aspect, professor at the Institut d’Optique and Ecole Polytechnique.
Serge Haroche, Professor Emeritus at the Collège de France, Nobel laureate in Physics.
Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO, Atos.
Cédric Villani, Professor at University of Lyon Claude Bernard, Head of the Henri Poincaré Institute CNRS/UPMC, Fields Medal laureate.
Daniel Estève, Research Director, CEA Saclay, head of Quantronics.
Hubert Tardieu, Advisor of Atos CEO, Sponsor of Atos Scientific Community.
David DiVincenzo, Alexander von Humboldt Professor, Director of the Institute for Theoretical Nanoelectronics at the Juelich Research Center.
Philippe Duluc, Senior Vice-President, Big Data & Security, Atos.
“The first quantum revolution, led in the early twentieth century by
young Europeans of the likes of Einstein, Heisenberg, Pauli or
Schrödinger, gave birth over the years to major inventions including
superconductivity, transistor, laser, fiber-optic communications, MRI,
GPS etc… Today, taking advantage of our expertise in supercomputers
and cyber security, we are fully committed to the second
quantum revolution that will disrupt all of our clients’ business
activities in the coming decades, from medicine to agriculture
through finance and industries. It’s a real collective, human and
technological adventure that opens up to us. For the one who liked
the digital evolution they will love the quantum revolution.”
Thierry Breton, CEO and Chairman of Atos
Atos Quantum main objectives
Atos Quantum targets notably the following developments and industrial integration:
- Developing a quantum simulation platform to enable researchers to test, as of now, algorithms and software for future quantum computers
- Creating an algorithm development and programming cluster to develop a portfolio of quantum applications, in particular for Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, supercomputing and cyber security
- Designing innovative computing architectures to enable applications to benefit from the colossal power provided by quantum and standard environments available on conventional supercomputers
- Developing new quantum safe cryptography algorithms to make applications inviolable by quantum methods and preserve existing safety levels that enable, amongst other things, the secure operation of the Internet, electronic business, and the protection of personal data.
Atos Quantum fits into Atos’ rich technological ecosystem. The Group already has 15 R&D centres and has created a new quantum research and development laboratory in France, near Paris, with a dedicated quantum team.
Atos Quantum benefits from the dynamics of the Group in supercomputing, numerical simulation and cyber security.
To simulate quantum computing, Atos Quantum can already rely on the computing power of the Bull Sequana supercomputer, launched in April 2016, and its program to achieve exaflop performance – 1 billion billion operations per second.
Atos Quantum Learning Machine
Developing quantum applications today
The Atos Quantum Learning Machine (Atos QLM) is a complete on-premise environment designed for quantum software developers. It is dedicated to the development of quantum software, training and experimentation. It embeds a programming platform and a high-performance quantum simulator. Its capabilities and performances are unmatched on the market.
The Atos Quantum Learning Machine allows researchers, engineers and students to develop and experiment with quantum software. Powered by a powerful dedicated hardware infrastructure, the Atos QLM will emulate execution as a genuine, quantum computer would. Software developed on the Atos QLM can run on simulated, as well as on future, quantum accelerators, without changing a line.
The Atos Quantum Learning Machine computes the exact execution of a quantum program, with double digit precision. It simulates the laws of physics, which are at the very heart of quantum computing. This is very different to existing quantum processors, which suffer from quantum noise, quantum decoherence, and manufacturing biases, as well as performance bottlenecks. Simulation on the Atos Quantum Learning Machine enables developers to focus on their applications and algorithms, without having to wait for quantum machines to be available.
The highest-performing quantum simulator in the world
Thanks to the bespoke software and hardware developed by Atos, the Atos QLM has superior simulation capabilities, much more than any other affordable appliance. In its maximum configuration, it can simulate up to 40 qubits, which was until now, only possible on large supercomputers, despite the fact that the Atos QLM has the physical dimensions of a simple business server
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What will quantum computing bring in the next few years?
Quantum Computing could have large impacts in the coming decades. It is generally admitted that it will allow hugely enormous, complex problems to be solved in a reasonable amount of time, and to accelerates machine learning and prescriptive analysis
However it threats to break several existing cryptography standards and may introduce a general uncertainty around the safety of currently safe encryption algorithms
The scientists all agree on the importance of Quantum technologies. However it’s a question of time. Listen to them.
Anticipating the fact that soon most encryption technologies may be ineffective against quantum-technology based attacks.
Atos is resolutely geared towards the development of new forward-looking technologies for its customers.