London, July 5 (IANS) France-based IT services company Atos on Wednesday unveiled the world’s first commercially available machine-system capable of simulating up to 40 quantum bits (Qubits).
The simulator, named Atos Quantum Learning Machine (QLM), will enable researchers, students and engineers to develop and test advanced quantum applications and algorithms.
Atos QLM is based on a universal programming language driven by an ultra-compact supercomputer.
“By unveiling the highest-performing commercial quantum simulator in the world, Atos reaffirms both its ambition to be the industry leader in Europe and its role to accompany its clients from the outset in what is likely to be the next major technological evolution,” said Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO, Atos, in a statement.
“Quantum physics will lead to profound changes notably in cyber-security, one of the key strategic priorities of businesses,” he added.
The company is working to implement highly complex quantum-safe algorithms to improve the current security level of internet and banking systems.