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Japan Purchases Highest Performing Quantum Simulator as Part of Moonshot R&D Program

By IQT News posted 19 May 2020

(TechGeek) Quantum computing is a key priority for Japan. It launched a dedicated ten-year, 30 billion yen (.. aka US$280 million / AUD$433 million) quantum research program in 2017, followed by a 100 billion yen (.. aka US$900 million / AUD $1 billion) investment into its Moonshot R&D Program – one focus of which will be to create a fault-tolerant universal quantum computer to revolutionise the economy, industry, and security sectors by 2050.
Now, the highest-performing quantum simulator in the world has been delivered to Japan by Atos, a global leader in digital transformation. Atos has introduced the world’s first commercially available quantum simulator capable of simulating up to 40 quantum bits to Japan. The simulator, named ‘Atos Quantum Learning Machine’, is powered by an ultra-compact supercomputer and a universal programming language. “We’re delighted to have sold our first QLM in Japan, thanks to our strong working partnership with Intelligent Wave Inc.. We are proud to be part of this growing momentum as the country plans to boost innovation through quantum,” said Atos’ Nourdine Bihmane.

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