ICHEC receives global’s maximum-performing commercially to be had zero


The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) has received the world’s maximum-performing commercially to be had quantum simulator, the GPU-elevated Quantum Learning Machine Enhanced (QLM E), from Atos. The Atos QLM E gives as much as 12 times more computation speed than the unique Atos QLM.

ICHEC is the National High-Performance Computing (HPC) Centre which manages the Irish country wide supercomputer ‘Kay’. The Atos QLM E will be incorporated with the Kay and ready with a variety of quantum software program programming equipment. As a hybrid HPC-quantum computing environment, the incorporated Kay-Atos QLM E platform will serve the Quantum Programming Ireland (QPI) initiative for conducting studies and improvement, and country wide-stage competencies improvement activities in quantum technologies with the aid of ICHEC, in addition to different Irish enterprises in academia, organization and the public sector.

Once the Atos QLM E is introduced on-site, Atos will offer a quick-song schooling programme. Atos may also provide ongoing device enhancements to make certain that the simulator grants the functionality required in the fast-transferring field of quantum computing.

“As Ireland’s excessive-performance computing authority, we’re committed to the usage of the strength of generation to remedy some of the toughest challenges throughout the general public, instructional and business enterprise sectors,” said Prof Jean-Christophe Desplat, director at ICHEC. “Working with a number of companions in Europe, we sit up for using the Atos QLM E related for R&D on some of scientific and enterprise-applicable quantum computing use-cases and supporting scientific breakthroughs in high-overall performance computing.”

Agnès Boudot, senior vice president, head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, said: “As the primary Atos QLM E deployed globally, this partnership marks an critical milestone in our quantum programme. We look forward to supporting ICHEC in its quantum adventure, helping explore the large potential that quantum computing gives. The simulator will guide a scalable, future-evidence, framework for the porting of hybrid applications and for the education and skills improvement of Irish researchers, and ICHEC’s companions throughout Europe.”

Atos QLM E has been optimised to notably lessen the simulation time of hybrid classical-quantum algorithms simulations, leading to quicker progress in software studies. ICHEC is advancing quantum computing systems and programming. The QPI Initiative set-up by ICHEC in 2018 turned into designed to increase:

 Development of realistic packages on presently available quantum computing systems (hardware and software simulators)

 Research and development in software program to permit programming quantum computing structures

 Education and education for the academic and corporation groups

The quantum simulator is an indispensable component of the NEASQC task, within the €1 billion European flagship quantum initiative, of which Ireland is a associate together with 11 different European organizations and research labs, and which is coordinated by means of Atos.

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