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Primeur weekly 2020-05-25

Focus

InsideHPC's Rich Brueckner passes away at 58 ...

Only half of the EuroHPC countries confirmed they will participate in co-funding EuroHPC projects ...

Quantum computing

Atos and CSC empower the Finnish quantum research community with Atos Quantum Learning Machine ...

Quantum Hall effect 'reincarnated' in 3D topological materials ...

University of California Los Angeles physicists develop world's best quantum bits ...

Quantum leap: Photon discovery is a major step toward at-scale quantum technologies ...

Focus on Europe

HPC-AI Advisory Council and ISC Group continue Annual Student Cluster Competition as an online event ...

ELASTIC software architecture advances urban mobility in Florence ...

Middleware

Waste energy of LUMI supercomputer produces 20 percent of the district heat of Kajaani ...

Italy-based Do IT Systems becomes Bright Services Partner ...

Hardware

Microsoft claims to have built new supercomputer for OpenAI ...

New York University and IBM research takes electrons for a spin in moving toward more efficient, higher density data ...

GRC wins Phase I of AFWERX Programme ...

Samsung Electronics expands its foundry capacity with a new production line in Pyeongtaek, Korea ...

HPE reports Q2 results ...

Intersect360 Research invites your input in an all new survey ...

Applications

Scientists seeking therapies for deadly bacterial disease ...

2020 OLCF User Meeting will happen remote together ...

Summit supercomputer is mining for COVID-19 connections ...

A new method for unraveling complex gene interactions ...

ACM honours computing innovators for advances in research, education and industry ...

Discovery about the edge of fusion plasma could help realize fusion power ...

Superconductors with 'zeitgeist' - When materials differentiate between past and future ...

NIST team builds hybrid quantum system by entangling molecule with atom ...

BIOS IT partners with Panasas to deliver ActiveStor Ultra turnkey HPC storage appliances ...

Supercomputer model simulations reveal cause of Neanderthal extinction ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is supporting COVID-19 research ...

The Cloud

New technique separates industrial noise from natural seismic signals ...

Lyell Immunopharma goes all-in on AWS as its Cloud provider ...

WekaIO furthers Weka AI by integrating with deep learning pipeline management solution from Valohai ...

Atos and CSC empower the Finnish quantum research community with Atos Quantum Learning Machine

19 May 2020 Paris - Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, has delivered its Atos Quantum Learning Machine, the world's highest-performing commercially available quantum simulator, to CSC - IT Center for Science. The 30-qubit Atos Quantum Learning Machine - called Kvasi - gives the Finnish science and research community the means to prepare for the upcoming era of quantum computing.

This announcement marks a new step in the partnership between Atos and CSC, which was initiated in 2018 with the signing of a contract for a supercomputer based on Atos' architecture.

Now with the Atos QLM30, CSC brings together users from academia and industry, in order to acquire skills and develop further expertise in the field of quantum computing. Atos QLM enables the advanced study of applications of quantum theory, thereby creating new technologies and solutions for a wide range of problems.

"Kvasi will bring a novel and interesting addition to CSC's computing environment. The quantum processor simulator enables learning and design of quantum algorithms, supported by an ambitious user programme. All end-users of CSC's computing services will have access to Kvasi", stated Dr. Pekka Manninen, Programme Director, CSC.

The Atos QLM is a quantum simulation platform that consists of an accessible programming environment, optimization modules to adapt the code to targeted quantum hardware constraints, and simulators that allow users to test their algorithms and visualize their computation results. This allows for realistic simulation of existing and future quantum processing units, which suffer from quantum noise, quantum decoherence, and manufacturing biases. Performance bottlenecks can thus be identified and circumvented.

"We are proud to be recognized by CSC as a trusted partner and to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the competitiveness of the Finnish research and academic community. The Atos Quantum Learning Machine will allow researchers, engineers and students to develop and experiment with quantum software without having to wait for quantum machines to be available", stated Harri Saikkonen, Managing Director, Atos in the Nordics.

Finland is at the forefront of quantum research. In 2016, Finnish and American researchers were the first in the world to observe and tie a quantum knot, using CSC computers to drive key simulations. In 2020, researchers from CSC, Aalto University and Åbo Akademi and their collaborators from Boston University, demonstrated for the first time how the noise impacts on quantum computing in a systematic way.

In November 2016, Atos launched an ambitious programme to anticipate the future of quantum computing and to be prepared for the opportunities as well as the risks that come with it. As a result of this initiative, Atos was the first to successfully model quantum noise. To date, the company has installed Quantum Learning Machines in numerous countries including Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, the United States and Japan empowering major research programs in various sectors, such as industry or energy.
Source: Atos

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2020-05-25

Focus

InsideHPC's Rich Brueckner passes away at 58 ...

Only half of the EuroHPC countries confirmed they will participate in co-funding EuroHPC projects ...

Quantum computing

Atos and CSC empower the Finnish quantum research community with Atos Quantum Learning Machine ...

Quantum Hall effect 'reincarnated' in 3D topological materials ...

University of California Los Angeles physicists develop world's best quantum bits ...

Quantum leap: Photon discovery is a major step toward at-scale quantum technologies ...

Focus on Europe

HPC-AI Advisory Council and ISC Group continue Annual Student Cluster Competition as an online event ...

ELASTIC software architecture advances urban mobility in Florence ...

Middleware

Waste energy of LUMI supercomputer produces 20 percent of the district heat of Kajaani ...

Italy-based Do IT Systems becomes Bright Services Partner ...

Hardware

Microsoft claims to have built new supercomputer for OpenAI ...

New York University and IBM research takes electrons for a spin in moving toward more efficient, higher density data ...

GRC wins Phase I of AFWERX Programme ...

Samsung Electronics expands its foundry capacity with a new production line in Pyeongtaek, Korea ...

HPE reports Q2 results ...

Intersect360 Research invites your input in an all new survey ...

Applications

Scientists seeking therapies for deadly bacterial disease ...

2020 OLCF User Meeting will happen remote together ...

Summit supercomputer is mining for COVID-19 connections ...

A new method for unraveling complex gene interactions ...

ACM honours computing innovators for advances in research, education and industry ...

Discovery about the edge of fusion plasma could help realize fusion power ...

Superconductors with 'zeitgeist' - When materials differentiate between past and future ...

NIST team builds hybrid quantum system by entangling molecule with atom ...

BIOS IT partners with Panasas to deliver ActiveStor Ultra turnkey HPC storage appliances ...

Supercomputer model simulations reveal cause of Neanderthal extinction ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is supporting COVID-19 research ...

The Cloud

New technique separates industrial noise from natural seismic signals ...

Lyell Immunopharma goes all-in on AWS as its Cloud provider ...

WekaIO furthers Weka AI by integrating with deep learning pipeline management solution from Valohai ...