Atos Quantum Learning Machine can now simulate real Qubits

Researchers at the Atos Quantum Laboratory have successfully modeled ‘quantum noise’ and as a result, simulation is more realistic than ever before, and is closer to fulfilling researchers’ requirements.

The Atos Quantum Learning Machine (QLM) now has advanced quantum hardware modeling capabilities such as physics-based realistic qubit noise simulation and optimization of quantum software for real quantum processors.

Thanks to this innovation, Atos QLM users are now able to optimize their quantum algorithms on any targeted quantum hardware. This major step has been recognized by the Atos Quantum Scientific Council as a breakthrough in the quantum computing research field.

A worldwide commercial success for the Atos QLM

A mere nine months after its commercial launch, the Atos QLM – the world’s most performing quantum simulator, capable of simulating up to 40 quantum bits (Qubits) – has been sold in several countries including the USA (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), France, the Netherlands, Germany and Austria, empowering major research programs in various sectors.

Quantum computing should make it possible, in the years to come, to deal with the explosion of data, which Big Data and the Internet of Things bring about. With its targeted and unprecedented compute acceleration capabilities, notably based on the exascale class supercomputer BullSequana, quantum computing should also promote advances in deep learning, algorithmics and artificial intelligence for areas as varied as pharmaceuticals or new materials. To make progress on these topics, Atos intends to also put in place several partnerships with research centers and universities around the world.

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.

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