Atos announced this QLM-E quantum simulator last June and the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) will be the first external installation for the device. It offers up to 12 times the performance of the previous QLM through the use of NVIDIA GPUs instead of general purpose microprocessors. The device will be integrated with the Irish National supercomputer ‘Kay’ at ICHEC and equipped with a variety of quantum software programming tools. The Atos QLM E will also be used in the ‘NEASQC’ project, in the €1 bn European flagship quantum initiative, of which Ireland is a partner. In addition to providing the machine itself, Atos will also provide training for this simulator and provide enhancements to it when they become available. For more on this announcement, you can view a news release from Atos here and another news release from ICHEC here.

December 18, 2020