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Primeur weekly 2018-12-03

Quantum computing

University of Southern California scientists find a way to enhance the performance of quantum computers ...

An important step towards completely secure quantum communication networks ...

Quantum computing at scale: Australian scientists achieve compact, sensitive qubit readout ...

Atos launches construction of global R&D Lab to drive innovation in Quantum Computing ...

Focus on Europe

University of Liverpool and IBM sign joint study agreement for research and innovation ...

Atos strengthens computing capacity of national supercomputing centre in Czech Republic with the new BullSequana supercomputer ...

The whole fleet of EU Commission Flagship projects meets for the first time at ICT Vienna ...

Middleware

DDN Storage and CSIR-CEERI enter partnership to provide Artificial Intelligence as a Service solutions ...

Hardware

Paving the way: An accelerator on a microchip ...

Five nanosecond decision-making ...

European partners build efficient pilot production line for photonic chips ...

WekaIO places in top five of the Virtual Institute's IO-500 10 Node Challenge ...

University of Birmingham to deploy largest IBM POWER AI cluster in the UK ...

HPE to acquire BlueData ...

Applications

Investment helps establish Artificial Intelligence-Supercomputing Facility in Edmonton ...

NCSA Director William Gropp and NCSA Affiliate Narayana Aluru named AAAS Fellows ...

SDSC's Comet supercomputer used to create detailed flu virus simulations ...

A new way to see stress - using supercomputers ...

Computational chemistry supports research on new semiconductor technologies ...

A big step toward the practical application of 3D holography with high-performance computers ...

Vanguard to tap Cray for new Stargate Imaging security solution ...

The Cloud

VMware to drive adoption of "as-a-service" model for on-premises data centres with new solutions for AWS outposts ...

Amazon Web Services announces eight new storage services and capabilities ...

E8 Storage partners with Clustar Technology, expanding its global presence ...

Fujitsu adopts Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for global management decision-making assistance system ...

Red Hat acquires hybrid Cloud data management provider NooBaa ...

Atos launches construction of global R&D Lab to drive innovation in Quantum Computing

In the middle, Valérie Pécresse, Île-de-France Region President, and Thierry Breton, Atos CEO, with Véronique Coté-Millard, Clayes-sous-Bois Mayor, Sophie Proust Houssiaux, Atos R&D Director (BDS), and real estate developer Steven Perron (Magellim).27 Nov 2018 Les Clayes-sous-Bois, Yvelines - Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, has officially launched the start of the construction of its new global Research & Development Lab in Les Clayes-sous-Bois, in Yvelines. The new 8000 m2 lab will be built on Atos' existing R&D site. It will provide a modern space dedicated to research in quantum computing, closely connected with the high-performance computing and cybersecurity research programmes of the Group.

Built within Atos' site at Les Clayes-sous-Bois which employs almost 1000 people, the future lab will host Atos' R&D teams with around 350 highly qualified engineers. Atos' quantum computing research programme benefits from an investment of 5,000,000 euro from the Paris Region as part of its 'Smart Industry' strategy, adopted in July 2017.

The opening ceremony, which took place before an audience of Atos employees and academic and industry partners, saw Valérie Pécresse, President of the Paris Regional Council and Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos lay the first foundation stone.

"I welcome this key step in the development of the industry of the future in the Paris Region, a strong signal for the attractiveness of our region. We are thus reaffirming our commitment to making the Paris Region an innovation territory, a leader in digital transformation. This approach is in line with our ambition to promote the implementation and development of strategic technologies in the Paris Region. Quantum computing is one of them and will have major impact, particularly in terms of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence", stated Valérie Pécresse, President of the Paris Regional Council.

"I am delighted to launch today the start of the construction of our R&D Lab, which will house our ambitious quantum computing programme, driven in partnership with the Paris Region", stated Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos. "Our future lab, rich in more than 50 years of research work carried out at the historic site of Clayes-sous-Bois, will develop strategic technologies which will shape the future of computing for decades to come. It is on this historic site that Atos researchers will work on the first quantum accelerators and, in conjunction with the intensive computing R&D programme, on future hybrid supercomputers. Their world-class work will benefit our clients, our academic partners and the international reputation of the region."

The future R&D lab will accommodate the research work done as part of the Atos Quantum programme, the first major quantum industry programme in Europe, launched by Atos in 2016. This programme aims to develop and market quantum computing solutions, as well as quantum safe cyber security products. Atos researchers developed the Atos Quantum Learning Machine (Atos QLM), the world's highest-performing commercially available quantum simulator, already marketed to the world's most prestigious universities and research centres. The programme's future work will focus on the development of quantum accelerators, which will benefit future hybrid supercomputers developed in parallel by Atos' high-performance computing teams and researchers.

This new R&D Lab is expected to be officially open in summer 2020.

Source: Atos

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-12-03

Quantum computing

University of Southern California scientists find a way to enhance the performance of quantum computers ...

An important step towards completely secure quantum communication networks ...

Quantum computing at scale: Australian scientists achieve compact, sensitive qubit readout ...

Atos launches construction of global R&D Lab to drive innovation in Quantum Computing ...

Focus on Europe

University of Liverpool and IBM sign joint study agreement for research and innovation ...

Atos strengthens computing capacity of national supercomputing centre in Czech Republic with the new BullSequana supercomputer ...

The whole fleet of EU Commission Flagship projects meets for the first time at ICT Vienna ...

Middleware

DDN Storage and CSIR-CEERI enter partnership to provide Artificial Intelligence as a Service solutions ...

Hardware

Paving the way: An accelerator on a microchip ...

Five nanosecond decision-making ...

European partners build efficient pilot production line for photonic chips ...

WekaIO places in top five of the Virtual Institute's IO-500 10 Node Challenge ...

University of Birmingham to deploy largest IBM POWER AI cluster in the UK ...

HPE to acquire BlueData ...

Applications

Investment helps establish Artificial Intelligence-Supercomputing Facility in Edmonton ...

NCSA Director William Gropp and NCSA Affiliate Narayana Aluru named AAAS Fellows ...

SDSC's Comet supercomputer used to create detailed flu virus simulations ...

A new way to see stress - using supercomputers ...

Computational chemistry supports research on new semiconductor technologies ...

A big step toward the practical application of 3D holography with high-performance computers ...

Vanguard to tap Cray for new Stargate Imaging security solution ...

The Cloud

VMware to drive adoption of "as-a-service" model for on-premises data centres with new solutions for AWS outposts ...

Amazon Web Services announces eight new storage services and capabilities ...

E8 Storage partners with Clustar Technology, expanding its global presence ...

Fujitsu adopts Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for global management decision-making assistance system ...

Red Hat acquires hybrid Cloud data management provider NooBaa ...