Atos - science + computing AG
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 109,000 employees and annual revenue of € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients.
‘Atos Quantum’ is the first quantum computing industry program in Europe. This global program aims to develop quantum computing solutions but also to learn how to enhance cyber security products to anticipate quantum advantage and its impact on cryptography. Atos’ ambition is to be a quantum player in three domains: quantum programming and simulation platforms and, later, next-generation quantum-powered supercomputers, as well as quantum-safe cybersecurity. It is piloted by a Scientific Council with world-renowned members. The ‘Atos Quantum’ Scientific Council is enriched with the immense knowledge and visionary power of its members, all highly renowned researchers. The Council is chaired by the Chairman and CEO of Atos and is made up of universally recognized quantum physicists and mathematicians. The first products of the Atos Quantum Program have been the Atos Quantum Learning Machine - Atos’ world-class quantum simulation appliance - and the Atos Quantum consulting practice.
science + computing with its headquarter located in the southern German university town Tübingen is a spin-off of Tübingen University’s astrophysics department and has been a premium high-end IT services and HPC provider for over 30 years now. Customers are mainly the R&D departments of German industry’s key players such as automotive companies as well as universities and research data centers. s+c will be the second Quantum consulting center of Atos in Central Europe. Being a member of the French bull group since 2008, s+c belongs to Atos since 2015.
Role within QSolid
In QSolid, the Atos QLM will be a central component of HPC integration, not only for the evaluation and optimization of the user’s jobflow, but also to offer a full stack QC experience at an early stage, when the real QPU is not yet available. The QLM’s Power Access Module will be used to simplify the embedding into the HPC environment. In Work Package 10, s+c/Atos will coordinate the development of the different software components between the partners for a full HPC integration.
Our vision for QSolid
From many years of IT service in the HPC environment, we have learned to always think IT from the user's point of view. We want to use this experience within the QSolid project to ensure that concepts and interfaces are adjusted to fit the demands of scientists and engineers - not vice versa.- from Erik Soyez, Technical Project Lead, s+c/Atos