Atos launches myQLM to democratize quantum programming for researchers, students and developers worldwide
16 May 2019 Paris - At the occasion of the 4th Atos Technology Days co-located with VivaTech, Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, has launched myQLM, a new programme providing researchers, students and developers quantum programming tools for free, in order to democratize access to quantum simulation and encourage innovation in quantum computing. Eighteen months after disclosing the world's highest-performing quantum simulator in the world - the Atos Quantum Learning Machine, capable of simulating up to 41 quantum bits (Qubits) - Atos continues to innovate in the field of quantum computing by allowing the Atos QLM user ecosystems to develop quantum algorithms autonomously.
Derived from the Atos QLM simulator, myQLM is a python programming language environment to develop and simulate quantum programmes on one's own desktop. The myQLM programme consists of:
- The distribution of myQLM software to Atos QLM customers and end-users. They will be able to program in Atos Quantum Assembly Language (AQASM) and pyAQSM languages and test their programmes through digital simulation on their own computers.
- The possibility to run programmes developed with myQLM on a real Atos Quantum Learning Machine appliance through a dedicated portal with access fees.
- A myQLM user-led community for sharing best practice, exchange of libraries and quantum application codes and collaborative support.
- Interoperability with other quantum computing frameworks. Atos ensures openness and interoperability by providing open source translators from myQLM to other main quantum programming environments
"With myQLM, we are taking a new step forward in the field of quantum computing. Offering free access to quantum programming and testing to researchers, students and developers will democratize the use of quantum simulation and help expand the overall reach of quantum computing, a technology which will shape the future of computing for years to come", stated Thierry Breton, Atos Chairman & CEO.
myQLM is available to Atos QLM customers. Additionally, Quantum research startups and academic labs are welcome to apply to the myQLM programme.
In November 2016, Atos launched an ambitious programme to anticipate the future of quantum computing and to be prepared for the opportunities as well as the risks that come with it. As a result of this initiative, Atos was the first to successfully model quantum noise. To date, the company has installed Quantum Learning Machines in numerous countries including Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, UK and the United States, empowering major research programs in various sectors.