Empowering a healthy future with Atos quantum computing

Empowering a healthy future with Atos quantum computing

How is quantum computing rapidly supporting the global supply of computing power?

In the 20th century, the first quantum revolution brought GPS, MRI, lasers and transistors. For the first time, these technologies relied on capabilities beyond classical physics. Currently, A.I., quantum chemistry, and new drug discoveries are overtaxing the capacities of these supercomputers.

Limitless computing power
As we’re nearing conventional IT limits, the demand for higher performance is growing. Say hello to emerging quantum technologies, which rely on less familiar quantum-mechanical aspects. They have the potential to start the second quantum revolution and open new horizons. Atos CEO Thierry Breton: “Quantum technologies are likely to disrupt all areas of business in the coming decades and will offer opportunities so extraordinary that we cannot even imagine them today.”

Classic computing processes data in two definitive states, 0 and 1. Quantum bits - qubits - can contain two values simultaneously. This is the magic of quantum computers: processing parallel computation much, much faster than conventional IT. Such unprecedented computing power will enable deep learning and AI advances in e.g. medicine, farming, and finance. Atos believes quantum computers will be manufactured after 2030 and has decided to seriously invest in quantum technology.

This video gives some more insights into what quantum computing is all about:


Quantum Leap

The launch of Atos Quantum will prepare Atos’s customers for the opportunities of quantum information. To remain a leader in the field of quantum computing, Atos has created a specialized R&D laboratory near Paris, recruited a team of researchers, and formed academic partnerships. Indeed, scientific guidelines are essential in this complex field. As such, Atos closely collaborates with its International Advisory Board of scientists. To stimulate quantum computing, Atos Quantum can rely on the computing power of its Bull Sequana supercomputer, launched in April 2016.

Atos Quantum’s objectives are:

●  Simulating quantum phenomena with conventional supercomputers

●  Finding new quantum algorithms and developing quantum programming

●  Studying post-quantum cryptography

●  Preparing industrial implementations and integration

The Atos Quantum Learning Machine helps with the last objective. This scalable, stand-alone appliance enables experimentation with quantum algorithms, software, and applications. For example, in August 2019, Atos delivered its Quantum-Learning-as-a-Service model, which uses a remote Quantum Learning Machine, to Xofia. The Texas-based startup combines AI with quantum-based algorithms for enterprise applications. For example, they aim to develop quantum-based techniques for healthcare. Quantum Image Processing can reduce image processing costs and time.

“We are proud to launch Atos Quantum and to invite into a collective, human and technological adventure that is opening up ahead of us.”

Thierry Breton CEO Atos

Healthcare solutions
Quantum computing will do much more for healthcare. For example, electronic health records will be effectively safeguarded from cyber-attacks using quantum cryptography techniques. Also, quantum computing will increase the speed of genomic sequencing. This will enable the development of individually-tailored medicine based on a patient’s genetic composition. Disease patterns can be analyzed for new drug development in the same way.

Do you want to be a part of the second quantum revolution? Visit the Atos website.