Atos and OVHcloud join forces to accelerate the development of

Atos and OVHcloud partner to accelerate the development of quantum computing

Ahead of the France Quantum conference on June 14, Atos and OVHcloud join forces to expand the quantum emulation.

Paris and Roubaix – June 9, 2022 – Atos and OVHcloud, the European leader in cloud computing, announce a partnership in the field of quantum computing to make the Atos quantum emulator available “as a service” via OVHcloud offers. This European first will make quantum emulation technologies more accessible, thus expanding the ecosystem of quantum technologies. Research laboratories, universities, start-ups and large companies will eventually have the opportunity to design quantum software and explore pioneering applications well ahead of the market.

By promoting the emergence of tomorrow’s champions and promoting their international influence, Atos and OVHcloud are committed to contributing to the development of a coherent ecosystem ready for the advent of quantum computing technologies. Thanks to the two European leaders, public and private players in this booming ecosystem will have access to a quantum development environment wherever they are, allowing them to develop and experiment with “as a service” software components, before the effective output of the first quantum computers.

By emulating a real quantum environment, this offer aims to reproduce the different approaches to quantum computing. Using the unique power of Atos’ BullSequana X800 SMP server, Atos QLM achieves unparalleled simulation capabilities, covering three different quantum programming modes (the gate model, the annealing model and the analog model). Once deployed within OVHcloud, users will be able to emulate circuits up to 38 qubits in double precision and solve quantum annealing problems up to more than 5,000 qubits.

Scalable and interoperable The Atos QLM enables the development of hardware-independent quantum software layers in program, annealed and analog modes, thanks to its unique and patented quantum compilation technology. This unique technology will also pave the way for the first applications optimized for first generation processors called NISQ or Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum.

By choosing Atos technology as an anchor for its future developments, OVHcloud will be able to offer quantum computing solutions via Jupyter Notebooks, giving developers easy access. Designed according to free and open standards, the Notebook will offer a variable level of performance depending on the infrastructure, which will benefit from the work already done by the OVHcloud Artificial Intelligence teams.

Keen to strengthen the European digital ecosystem by embracing the next technological breakthroughs, Atos and OVHcloud are committed to encouraging the adoption of this new paradigm to contribute to Europe’s technological sovereignty and foster the emergence of new champions in this domain.

By announcing this partnership, OVHcloud confirms its ambition to meet and make accessible to the greatest number the most advanced technologies. The quantum revolution and the deployment of the first use cases cannot happen without the Cloud, whose mode of consumption and freedom of use are the only ones able to federate communities of experts” said Thierry StumpCTO, OVHcloud.

For Emmanuel Le Roux, SVP, HPC, AI and Quantum Director, Atos,This partnership is a major asset Milestone in the preparation the quantum revolution. Thanks to OVHcloudwe can offer an “as a service” cloud version 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 lies in hybridization of our technologies, between tradition IT and the integration of co-processors, accelerators, quantum and cloud technologies. Already a quantum pioneer with the launch of our QLM in 2017, what was the first one emulator on the market, this strategic partnership with OVHcloud is an additional amount of walk forward in our quantum strategy.”


About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 111,000 employees and annual revenue of c. 11 billion euros. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the Group provides tailor-made end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to secure and decarbonized digital for its customers. Atos is an SE (Societas Europaea), listed on Euronext Paris and included in the CAC 40 ESG and Next 20 indices.

The Atos goal is to help shape the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, teaching and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of civil society to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.

About OVHcloud

OVHcloud is a global player and the leading European cloud provider operating 400,000 servers in more than 33 data centers on four continents. For 20 years, the Group has relied on an integrated model that allows complete control of our value chain, from the design of our servers to the management of our data centers through the orchestration of our fiber optic network. This unique approach allows OVHcloud to independently cover the full spectrum of use cases for our 1.6 million customers in 140 countries. OVHcloud now offers its customers next-generation solutions that combine high performance, predictable pricing and complete data sovereignty to support their growth without hindrance.


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