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Atos Partners with UK Research Facility on Quantum Computing


French IT provider Atos has partnered with the STFC Hartree Centre, which will soon host the first Atos Quantum Learning Machine in the UK. The quantum commuter will be one of the highest-performing deployed by Atos and will be used to develop new quantum-based services in response to a growing industry trend. These services will include the development of quantum algorithms, as well as the first UK repository for such algorithms, collaborative research on the applications of quantum technologies and specialist training. This new collaboration builds on an established partnership between Atos and the Hartree Centre, which began with the UK’s first Bull Sequana X1000 supercomputer being hosted at the facility in 2017. The Hartree Centre, based at Daresbury Laboratory and part of the Sci-Tech Daresbury Campus in Cheshire, UK, also hosts the JADE national deep learning service. Atos provided the system integration, delivery and management for JADE. “We’re thrilled to be enabling UK companies to explore and prepare for the future of quantum computing,” said Alison Kennedy, Director of the STFC Hartree Centre, regarding this latest quantum computing initiative. “This collaboration will build on our growing expertise in this exciting area of computing and result in more resilient technology solutions being developed for industry.”