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Atos unveils global R&D Lab to drive innovation in Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Quantum

Les Clayes-sous-Bois (Yvelines), FranceApril 22, 2021

Atos these days formally inaugurates its new world-wide Research & Improvement Lab in Les Clayes-sous-Bois, in the better Paris metropolitan region (Yvelines), France. The new 8,000 m2 lab, which hosts about 350 of Atos’ extremely certified engineers, supplies a present day room committed to research in quantum computing, high-effectiveness computing, edge, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

Supported by the Ile-de-France Area and crafted on Atos’ existing web-site at Les Clayes-sous-Bois, which employs just about one,000 men and women, this lab is another milestone in Atos’ tactic to develop and globally place the historical web-site of Clayes-sous-Bois and the Ile-de-France Area as a strong centre of technological expertise. “Atos Quantum”, Atos’ quantum computing research software and the 1st major quantum industry software in Europe, added benefits from an investment of €5 million from the Ile-de-FranceArea as portion of its ‘Smart Industry’ tactic, adopted in July 2017.

Innovation to assist the struggle versus world-wide warming

Decarbonization is a critical precedence for Atos. The corporation is committed to reducing the world-wide carbon emissions below its control and impact by 50% by 2025 and to realize “zero net emissions”, by 2028. The research created in this new laboratory, meeting the optimum environmental specifications, will concentration on innovation to assist the struggle versus world-wide warming, these as employing quantum calculation or the vitality performance of supercomputers to speed up society’s journey to carbon neutrality. Another case in point is the development of a ‘supercomputer brain’ that will be able to predict and optimize vitality usage based mostly on the workload and the vitality out there in the electricity providers’ grids.

Inauguration Ceremony

The inauguration ceremony noticed Valérie Pécresse, President of the Ile-de-FranceRegional Council say:“I am very pleased to be portion of this development of the industry of the future in the Ile-de-France Area. This new building and investment clearly show that we are planning the future correct below, correct now. We are committed to generating the Ile-de-France Area a territory of innovation, a electronic chief at the coronary heart of the economic material. This new R&D lab is in line with our designs to market the implementation and development of strategic technologies, in individual quantum computing, in the Ile-de-France Area.”

“In partnership with the Ile-de-France Area, I am thrilled to formally open up our new R&D Lab these days which illustrates more than 50 several years of research do the job carried out at our historical web-site of Clayes-sous-Bois. From this symbolic web-site we will generate forward our formidable quantum computing software and develop strategic technologies, solutions and answers that will be bought globally, and that will aid condition a risk-free, decarbonized future” said Elie Girard, CEO Atos.

Atos Quantum: a world-wide software

The R&D lab will accommodate the research do the job conducted as portion of the Atos Quantum software, launched in 2016, which aims to speed up the development of scientific and industry-applicable quantum computing use-scenarios. Atos researchers created the Atos Quantum Learning Equipment (Atos QLM), the world’s optimum-accomplishing commercially out there quantum simulator, which is now currently being applied in numerous nations globally including Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, the Uk and the United States, empowering major research systems in a variety of sectors like industry or vitality. Atos also not too long ago launched “Q-rating”, the 1st common quantum metrics, applicable to all programmable quantum processors, measures a quantum system’s efficiency at dealing with genuine-lifestyle challenges, rather than merely measuring its theoretical effectiveness.

Check out beneath the online video presentation of the new Atos R&D laboratory (in French). Elie Girard and Valérie Pécresse, President of the Île-de-France Regional Council, focus on the new lab, adopted by a digital check out of the new web-site with Philippe Guiguen, Mayor of Clayes-sous-Bois and the overall Atos staff: Sophie Proust, CTO Pierre Barnabé, Head of Significant Info and Cybersecurity Arnaud Bertrand, Director of Tactic and Innovation Significant Info and Cybersecurity Agnes Boudot, Director of HPC, AI & Quantum things to do and Cyril Allouche, R&D Director, Quantum Computing.