Paris, France – November 16th 2022 – Atos and IQM today announce a partnership to provide end-to-end quantum computing technologies and capabilities as part of the Group’s hybrid computing strategy. As the market moves towards real-world quantum computing applications, this partnership will see the integration of IQM’s Quantum Processing Unit (QPU) into Atos’ QLM and more broadly into the Atos Quantum Application Development Platform.
This unique proposition on the market allows customers to seamlessly program their own quantum computing applications and run them in the QLM environment perfectly emulating all characteristics of the target quantum hardware (topology, port set, noise model). In this way, customers can then run these applications directly on IQM’s quantum hardware, without having to modify them.
Atos’ exascale strategy will use artificial intelligence and quantum computing technologies as accelerators of traditional HPC workflows, to reduce solution time and energy footprint. To this end, the supercomputers will use Atos’ QLM quantum application development platform as a gateway for quantum computing resources (emulated or real hardware) in hybrid computing workflows. With an emulation capacity of up to 41 Qubits, Atos’ QLM application programming environment will help its customers develop hybrid applications, using the three paradigms of quantum computing (gate, annealing or analog systems), in combination with the IQM’s QPU offering 20 Qubits today and up to 50 Qubits committed by 2023.
In 2020, IQM was selected for integration Scalers, the Atos accelerator program dedicated to open innovation for start-ups and SMEs. Scaler has initiated the collaboration between the Atos Quantum R&D team and IQM Laboratories to tightly bring together IQM’s Atos QLM and QPU range, to deliver the best possible results to their mutual customers.
This longstanding relationship has also fostered several research programs in Europe, including the most recent between IQM, the Leibniz Rechenzentrum (LRZ) and Atos, with the aim of accelerating supercomputers using hybrid scalar/quantum computing technologies, in the scope of the Q -Project Exa.
Emmanuel Le Roux, SVP, HPC, AI and Quantum World Director of Atos She said : ” We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with IQM in order to to propose provide our customers with the best quantum computing technologies to prepare for the future. The group Atos is convinced that the platforms hybrids are the cornerstone of all future numerical simulations, especially with quantum acceleration. With this partnership, Atos will become a reliable value-added integrator of IQM, with the ability not only to market and install IQM QPUs at customers, but also integrate them into a more complex hybrid computing environmentAnd. This fits our hybrid computing strategy towards something L’exascale, revealed in February 2022 with L‘ announcement of our new supercomputer BullSequana XH3000. »
Jan Goetz, CEO and co-founder of IQM, commented : ” We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with Atos and create this unique offering for our customers globally. This partnership is an important step towards the quantum readiness ofu industrial sector and we are happy that Atos has chosen IQM for this offer. It is also an important step for the commercialization of quantum accelerators. intended intensive computing centers and for the sale of our quantum computers in the world. »
First quantum simulator available on the market since 2016 and already used in many countries (particularly in Germanyin Austriato Brazilgarlic United Statesin Finlandin Francein Indiato Japan it’s at UK), Atos QLM enables researchers and engineers to develop applications and experiment with quantum software. The QLM combines an ultra-compact and very powerful memory system with a universal programming language, which means that quantum applications can be developed without quantum hardware. This new collaboration finally allows users to unlock the full potential of their quantum algorithms by seamlessly switching to real quantum hardware provided by IQM.
Atos is an international leader in digital transformation with 112,000 employees and an annual turnover of approximately 11 billion euros. Number one in Europe in the cloud, cyber security and supercomputers, the Group provides integrated solutions for all sectors, in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonisation services and products, Atos is committed to providing secure and decarbonised digital solutions to its customers. Atos is a SE (European Company) listed on Euronext Paris.
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IQM is the pan-European leader in building quantum computers. IQM provides on-premise quantum computers for supercomputing data centers and research laboratories and offers full access to its hardware. For industrial customers, IQM offers a quantum edge through a unique application-specific co-design approach.
IQM is currently building Finland’s first commercial 54-qubit quantum computer with VTT, and an IQM-led consortium (Q-Exa) is building a quantum accelerator in Germany. This computer will be integrated with an HPC supercomputer to create an accelerator for future scientific research. IQM has over 180 employees and has offices in Paris, Madrid, Munich and Espoo.
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