Global digital transformation provider Atos has delivered its Atos Quantum Learning Machine (QLM), their commercially available quantum simulator, to the Galician Supercomputing Center (CESGA). It’s the first quantum simulator to be installed in Spain, positioning CESGA as a pioneer in quantum simulation.
The Atos QLM user community has been increasing significantly since its introduction. Since then, the platform has been implemented already by several nations globally, including Austria, Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Senegal, the U.K., the U.S., and now also Spain.
CESGA technicians, developer and users will be able to create, optimize and test quantum applications and models using the Atos Quantum Learning Machine, which is now operational. It will be employed for EU research initiatives in the areas of science and technology, for example nanotechnology, new materials and industrial processes, health and life sciences, as well as ocean sciences – in partnership with researchers from the universities and industries. Atos also provides a training program and continue to enhance the system during its entire lifespan to guarantee that it provides the capabilities as required.
“We’re honored to be supplying the first quantum simulator in Spain,” said Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos. “We look forward to supporting CESGA and the Spanish science and research community to develop and experiment with quantum software to be prepared for the upcoming era of quantum computing.”
Finisterrae III Contract
In the framework of Atos’ previous contract for providing and installing the general purposes of scientific and technical supercomputing and data-storage Finisterrae III, the delivery and installing of the QLM-30 Simulator at Atos will allow the development, optimization and testing of quantum applications.
The Atos Quantum Learning Machine combines an ultra- compact, very powerful machine with a universal programming language, enabling the development and testing of quantic software by researchers and engineers. For the next quantum computer age, it is the only quantum software and similar device in the world. The Atos QLM replicates the computing of a quantum computer, which makes it possible to create quantum algorithms without quantum hardware. In the first intermediary size quantum computers to be commercialized in the future years the system lays the way for optimizing digital quantum simulation (called NISQ – Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum).