Atos and OVHcloud join forces to accelerate the development of quantum computing The Atos quantum emulator will now be available in the OVHcloud cloud, “as a service”


Thus, research laboratories, colleges or universities, start-ups or even large corporations will have the possibility to design quantum software, and explore preliminary application cases before the stage.

Atos and OVHcloud, a European Cloud specialist, have announced that they have entered into a partnership in the field of quantum computing for the provision of the Atos quantum emulator to the OVHcloud Cloud, as a service. This first European will make quantum emulation technologies more accessible to expand the ecosystem of players involved in developing quantum technologies.

Whether it is research laboratories, large schools or universities, start-ups or large corporations, everyone will have the possibility to design quantum software and explore pioneers in application cases early in the stage.

By promoting the emergence of open champions in this sector, but also by encouraging their international influence, Atos and OVHcloud have set themselves up to the task of contributing to building a cohesive ecosystem that with the ambition of preparing for the advent of quantum computing technologies. Thanks to two European leaders, the private and public actors of this ecosystem will have the quantum programming environment wherever they are, to develop and experiment with quantum software bricks as a service, upstream of the effective release of the first quantum computers. .

By simulating a real quantum environment, the system aims to reproduce different quantum computing techniques. Equipped with the unique power of the BullSequana X800 SMP server, the QLM (Quantum Learning Machine) achieves unparalleled market simulation capabilities, making it possible to cover three different quantum programming modes (the gated model, the annealing model). and the analog model); By deploying QLM in OVHcloud, users will be able to simulate circuits with up to 38 qubits in double precision, and solve quantum annealing problems up to 5,000 qubits.

Scalable and intropable, Atos QLM allows the development of quantum software layers independent of the hardware platform, in programming, annealing and analog modes, thanks to its unique patented quantum compilation technology. This will also allow for the first applications optimized for first generation processors known as NISQ or Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum.

By choosing Atos technology as the anchor for its future developments, OVHcloud will soon be able to offer quantum computing solutions in the form of Notebook Jupyter, offering developers easier access. -access. Designed according to free and open standards, the Notebook will offer a variable level of performance depending on the infrastructure, which will benefit the work already underway by the teams that manage the artificial intelligence at OVHcloud.

Eager to strengthen the European digital ecosystem by embracing the next technological revolutions, Atos and OVHcloud have set themselves the ambition to encourage the adoption of this new paradigm in order to contribute to Europe’s technological sovereignty. and foster the emergence of new champions in this field.

By announcing this partnership, OVHcloud confirms its ambition to address and make innovative technologies accessible to as many people as possible. The quantum revolution and the deployment of the first use cases would not be possible without the Cloud, which guarantees a means of consumption and freedom of use, even if it brings together the expert community. said Thierry Souche, CTO, OVHcloud.

For Emmanuel Le Roux, SVP, HPC, AI and Quantum Director, Atos, This partnership is a big step in the preparation for the quantum revolution. Thanks to OVHcloud, we can offer Cloud as a version of the service to democratize and share our quantum emulation technologies more widely to prepare for the future. We are convinced that the future of high-performance computing depends on the hybridization of our technologies, between traditional computing and the integration of co-processors, accelerators, quantum bricks and Cloud. Already a quantum pioneer with the launch of our QLM in 2017, then the first emulator on the market, this strategic partnership with OVHcloud is a further step in our quantum strategy..

About Atos

Atos is an international digital transformation specialist with 111,000 employees and annual turnover of approximately 11 billion euros. Atos raison d’être helped shape the information space. Using its skills and services, the Group supports the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contributes to the development of scientific and technological excellence.

About OVHcloud

OVHcloud is a global player and a European Cloud specialist operating over 400,000 servers in 33 datacenters on 4 continents. For 20 years, the Group has relied on an integrated model that provides complete control over its value chain: from the design of its servers to the construction and management of its datacenters, including the orchestration of its fiber optic network. . This approach allows it to independently cover all usage of its 1.6 million customers in over 140 countries.

Sources: Atos, OVHCloud

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