(FinanceYahoo) Atos announced it 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 program. All end-users of CSC’s computing services will have access to Kvasi”, says Dr. Pekka Manninen, Program 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.