Atos unveils global R&D lab for cybersecurity, high performance computing and quantum
LES CLAYES-SOUS-BOIS (YVELINES), France, April 22, 2021 – Atos today officially inaugurated its new global research and development laboratory in Clayes-sous-Bois, in the Paris metropolitan area (Yvelines), France. The new 8,000 m2 laboratory, which houses around 350 highly qualified Atos engineers, offers a modern space dedicated to research in quantum computing, high performance computing, edge, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.
Supported by the Ile-de-France Region and built on the existing Atos site in Clayes-sous-Bois, which employs nearly 1,000 people, this laboratory is a new step in Atos’ strategy to develop and globally position the historic site of Clayes-sous-Bois and the Ile-de-France Region as a center of technical expertise. “Atos Quantum”, Atos’ quantum computing research program and the first major program in the quantum industry in Europe, benefits from an investment of 5 million euros from the Ile-de-France region within the framework of its “Smart Industry” strategy, adopted in July 2017.
Innovation to support the fight against global warming
Decarbonization is a key priority for Atos. The company is committed to reducing global carbon emissions under its control and influence by 50% by 2025 and to achieve “net zero emissions” by 2028. The research developed in this new laboratory, responding to highest environmental standards, will focus on innovation to support the fight against global warming, for example by using quantum computing or the energy efficiency of supercomputers to accelerate society’s journey towards carbon neutrality. Another example is the development of a “supercomputer brain” which will be able to predict and optimize energy consumption based on the workload and the energy available in the networks of electricity suppliers.
The inauguration ceremony saw Valérie Pécresse, President of the Ile-de-France Regional Council say: “I am proud to participate in this development of the industry of the future in Ile-de-France. This new building and investment shows that we are preparing for the future here, right now. We are committed to making the Ile-de-France Region a territory of innovation, a digital leader at the heart of the economic fabric. This new R&D laboratory is part of our desire to promote the implementation and development of strategic technologies, in particular quantum computing, in Ile-de-France. “
“In partnership with the Ile-de-France Region, I am delighted to officially open today our new R&D laboratory which illustrates more than 50 years of research work carried out on our historic site of Clayes-sous-Bois. From this symbolic site, we will advance our ambitious quantum computing program and develop strategic technologies, products and solutions that will be sold worldwide and that will help shape a secure and carbon-free future, ”said Elie Girard, CEO of Atos.
Atos Quantum: a global program
The R&D laboratory will host the research work carried out as part of the Atos Quantum program, launched in 2016, which aims to accelerate the development of use cases for scientific and industrial quantum computing. Atos researchers have developed Atos Quantum Learning Machine (Atos QLM), the world’s most powerful quantum simulator available on the market, which is already in use in many countries around the world, including Finland, France, Germany , India, Japan, United Kingdom and United States. empowerment of major research programs in various sectors such as industry or energy. Atos also recently launched “Q-score”, the first universal quantum metric, applicable to all programmable quantum processors, measures the efficiency of a quantum system at handling real problems, rather than just measuring its theoretical performance.
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 105,000 employees and annual revenue of over 11 billion euros. European leader in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the Group offers tailor-made end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to secure and carbon-free digital for its customers. Atos operates under the Atos and Atos brands | Syntel. Atos is an SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock market index.
Atos’ goal is to help shape the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. All over the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, as well as members of companies in the broad sense, to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space. www.atos.net
About the Île-de-France region
The Île-de-France region plays a driving role for French employment and growth, both in terms of its economic weight and its influence. First economic region in Europe and third in the world, behind Tokyo and New York, Île-de-France is an area of innovation, which concentrates 40% of France’s R&D activities, and which benefits from international. The Île-de-France region is involved in most areas that affect the daily life of the 12 million Ile-de-France residents: transport, but also high schools, economic development, the environment, etc. In an area which covers 2% of French territory but brings together 18% of its population and nearly 30% of the national GDP, the Region is pursuing a development policy that places innovation and the environment at its heart.