By IQT News posted 06 May 2021

(HPC.Wire) Atos and SENAI CIMATEC, one of Brazil’s leading education, research and innovation institutes, announce Brazil’s first Center of Excellence in Quantum Computing dedicated to the business sector.
Located in Salvador, Bahia, the Latin America Quantum Computing Center (LAQCC) aims to promote the adoption of quantum technologies, provide training to build a local quantum computing workforce and encourage scientific research in the most diverse areas, such as chemistry and biology. The LAQCC will enable business users to build technological roadmaps and conduct impact studies, algorithm investigations and applied research projects.
“SENAI CIMATEC will be the first institution focused on Quantum Computing Technology – QCT in Bahia and one of the few nationwide. Our partnership with Atos positions us as a new player in the scientific and technological development of the disruptive branch of Quantum Computing”, says the director of Technology and Innovation at SENAI CIMATEC, Leone Peter Andrade.
The Center of Excellence will host Brazil’s first Atos Quantum Learning Machine (Atos QLM), the world’s most powerful quantum simulator, according to the company. Named CIMATEC KUATOMU, the Atos QLM will leverage classic supercomputing hardware to simulate quantum systems and algorithms of up to 35 qubits. The Centre will focus on the exploration of the different applications of quantum computing and its integration with High Performance Computing (HPC technologies), in line with Atos’ ambition to launch a quantum accelerator by 2023.

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