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Primeur weekly 2020-06-29

Quantum computing

Atos takes the most powerful quantum simulator in the world to the next level with Atos QLM E ...

New model helps to describe defects and errors in quantum computers ...

Research and Markets to issue 2020 Revenue Assessment for Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) report ...

Focus on Europe

Iceland joined the LUMI consortium ...

LRZ to deploy HPE's Cray CS500 system to bring innovative architecture to the science of its users ...

Outcome of the e-IRG Webinar Series organized in the framework of the Croatian EU Presidency on 25-26 May 2020: Grand challenges of e-infrastructures within the new ERA ...

Spring 2020 edition of the e-IRG Magazine available ...

MareNostrum will generate a language model in Spanish based on millions of digital contents from the National Library of Spain ...

A team of bioengineering and computing experts outlines how the creation of text mining and Artificial Intelligence tools could advance biomaterials research and development ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center releases OmpSs-2 version 2020.06 ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center releases COMPSs version 2.7 ...

Ghent University engages Atos to build third Tier1 VSC supercomputer supporting research in Flanders ...

Dell Technologies high performance computing customers drive breakthroughs for global impact ...

Hardware

NCSA and Southern Methodist University announce new strategic partnership ...

TYAN brings the latest server advancements at its 2020 Server Solutions Online Exhibition ...

WekaIO awarded a patent for Flash Registry with Write Leveling ...

Western Digital's New NVMe SSDs and NVMe-oF solutions provide the foundation for next-generation, agile data infrastructures ...

CW-WDM MSA Group forms to drive new industry standard for optical laser sources ...

Battelle awarded contract to enable Arctic research ...

Applications

Project to calculate emissions reductions across Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Supercomputer simulations show how DNA prepares itself for repair ...

Georgia Tech engineers simulate solar cell work using supercomputers ...

A new way of designing global satellite missions ...

Process for 'two-faced' nanomaterials may aid energy, information tech ...

New transatlantic lab decodes the brain with AI ...

Ion conducting polymer crucial to improving neuromorphic devices ...

Scientists develop new tool to design better fusion devices ...

C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute announces COVID-19 awards ...

UCF Consortium announces OpenSNAPI project to develop an open, standard application programming interface for smart networking adapters ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock Cloud announces Skylab ...

Dell Technologies brings IT infrastructure and Cloud capabilities to Edge environments ...

New technique may enable all-optical data-centre networks ...

Schrödinger expands discovery efforts for COVID-19 Alliance with advanced molecular simulation leveraging high-powered parallel computing on Google Cloud ...

Nebulon emerges from stealth and announces Cloud-Defined Storage ...

Repertoire Immune Medicines receives funding from COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium ...

W3BCLOUD raises $20,5 million to roll out a network of data centres dedicated for the blockchain economy ...

Atos takes the most powerful quantum simulator in the world to the next level with Atos QLM E

23 Jun 2020 Paris - Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, extends its portfolio of quantum solutions with Atos QLM Enhanced (Atos QLM E), a new GPU-accelerated range of its Atos Quantum Learning Machine (Atos QLM) offer, the world's highest-performing commercially available quantum simulator. Offering up to 12 times more computation speed, Atos QLM E paves the way to optimized digital quantum simulation on the first, intermediate-scale quantum computers to be commercialized in the next few years - called NISQ which stands for Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum.

By promising to apply, in the near-term, computation capabilities that are beyond the reach of even the most powerful existing computers to solve complex, real-life problems, NISQ devices will play an important role in determining the commercial potential of quantum computing. Herein lies a double challenge for the industry: developing NISQ-optimized algorithms is as important as building the machines, since both are required to identify concrete applications.

Integrating NVIDIA's V100S PCIe GPUs, Atos QLM E has been optimized to drastically reduce the simulation time of hybrid classical-quantum algorithms simulations, leading to quicker progress in application research. It will allow researchers, students and engineers to leverage some of the most promising variational algorithms - like VQE or QAOA - to further explore models fostering new drugs discovery, tackling pollution with innovative materials or better anticipation of climate change and severe weather phenomena, etc.

Bob Sorensen, Chief Analyst for Quantum Computing at Hyperion Research, stated: "Atos continues to play a key role in the advancement of the quantum computing sector by offering yet another world-class digital quantum simulator with increasingly powerful capabilities, this time through the inclusion of leading-edge NVIDIA GPUs. This latest Atos QLM offering uses a quantum hardware agnostic architecture that is well suited to support faster development of new quantum systems and related architectures as well as new and innovative quantum algorithms, architectures, and use cases. Since launching the first commercially available quantum system in 2017, Atos has concentrated its efforts on helping an increasing base of users better explore a wide range of practical business and scientific applications, a critical requirement for the overall advancement and long-term viability of the quantum computing sector writ large. The launch of the Atos QLM E is an exciting step for Atos but also for its clients and potential new end users, both of whom could benefit from access to these leading-edge digital quantum simulation capabilities."

Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, explained: "We are proud to help imagine tomorrow's quantum applications. As we are entering the NISQ era, the search for concrete problems that can be solved by quantum computing technologies becomes critical, as it will determine the role they will play in helping society shape a better future. Combining unprecedented simulation performances and a programming and execution environment for hybrid algorithms, Atos QLM E represents a major step towards achieving near time breakthroughs."

Atos QLM E is available in six configurations, ranging from 2 to 32 NVIDIA V100S PCIe GPUs. Atos QLM customers have the possibility to upgrade to Atos QLM E at any moment.

The Atos QLM user community continues to grow. Launched in 2017, this platform is being used in numerous countries worldwide including Austria, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Senegal, UK and the United States, empowering major research programmes in various sectors like industry or energy. Atos' ambitious program to anticipate the future of quantum computing - the 'Atos Quantum' programme - was launched in November 2016. As a result of this initiative, Atos was the first organisation to offer a quantum noisy simulation module within its Atos QLM offer.
Source: Atos

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Primeur weekly 2020-06-29

Quantum computing

Atos takes the most powerful quantum simulator in the world to the next level with Atos QLM E ...

New model helps to describe defects and errors in quantum computers ...

Research and Markets to issue 2020 Revenue Assessment for Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) report ...

Focus on Europe

Iceland joined the LUMI consortium ...

LRZ to deploy HPE's Cray CS500 system to bring innovative architecture to the science of its users ...

Outcome of the e-IRG Webinar Series organized in the framework of the Croatian EU Presidency on 25-26 May 2020: Grand challenges of e-infrastructures within the new ERA ...

Spring 2020 edition of the e-IRG Magazine available ...

MareNostrum will generate a language model in Spanish based on millions of digital contents from the National Library of Spain ...

A team of bioengineering and computing experts outlines how the creation of text mining and Artificial Intelligence tools could advance biomaterials research and development ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center releases OmpSs-2 version 2020.06 ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center releases COMPSs version 2.7 ...

Ghent University engages Atos to build third Tier1 VSC supercomputer supporting research in Flanders ...

Dell Technologies high performance computing customers drive breakthroughs for global impact ...

Hardware

NCSA and Southern Methodist University announce new strategic partnership ...

TYAN brings the latest server advancements at its 2020 Server Solutions Online Exhibition ...

WekaIO awarded a patent for Flash Registry with Write Leveling ...

Western Digital's New NVMe SSDs and NVMe-oF solutions provide the foundation for next-generation, agile data infrastructures ...

CW-WDM MSA Group forms to drive new industry standard for optical laser sources ...

Battelle awarded contract to enable Arctic research ...

Applications

Project to calculate emissions reductions across Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Supercomputer simulations show how DNA prepares itself for repair ...

Georgia Tech engineers simulate solar cell work using supercomputers ...

A new way of designing global satellite missions ...

Process for 'two-faced' nanomaterials may aid energy, information tech ...

New transatlantic lab decodes the brain with AI ...

Ion conducting polymer crucial to improving neuromorphic devices ...

Scientists develop new tool to design better fusion devices ...

C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute announces COVID-19 awards ...

UCF Consortium announces OpenSNAPI project to develop an open, standard application programming interface for smart networking adapters ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock Cloud announces Skylab ...

Dell Technologies brings IT infrastructure and Cloud capabilities to Edge environments ...

New technique may enable all-optical data-centre networks ...

Schrödinger expands discovery efforts for COVID-19 Alliance with advanced molecular simulation leveraging high-powered parallel computing on Google Cloud ...

Nebulon emerges from stealth and announces Cloud-Defined Storage ...

Repertoire Immune Medicines receives funding from COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium ...

W3BCLOUD raises $20,5 million to roll out a network of data centres dedicated for the blockchain economy ...