Quantum As A Service (QaaS) - Quandela and Scaleway Join Forces to Democratize Quantum Computing

PARIS, November 17, 2023 — Damien Lucas, CEO of Scaleway, unveiled at the ai-PULSE conference today Scaleway's entry into the field of quantum computing, by announcing a strategic partnership between Scaleway and Quandela, a renowned French player in the quantum domain, which recently secured €50 million in funding and delivered its first quantum computer.

Scaleway's Entrance into Quantum Computing
Scaleway, leader in European cloud for AI infrastructures, is taking a significant step forward by introducing an on-demand Quantum service (QaaS) available now.
This cutting-edge initiative reaffirms Scaleway's commitment to providing state-of-the-art technologies to its customers and signifies its ambition to be a European leader in the convergence of artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

A First Partnership with Quandela
Collaboration between Scaleway and Quandela is a major step forward for quantum computing. The launch of Quantum as a Service (QaaS) represents a synergy of expertise, between Scaleway's computing capacity and Quandela's commitment to offering pioneering advances in quantum technology.

Launching a QaaS Service with an Exclusive Circuit Simulator
Until quantum supremacy is achieved, powerful simulators are required to implement revolutionary algorithms. These simulators are essential in the quest to master quantum computing.

Starting today, Scaleway makes its QaaS service available to the public, powered by an exclusive circuit simulator from Quandela and accelerated by NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs. This technological advancement provides a powerful alternative until the first generation of large-scale quantum processing units (QPUs) arrives, expected by 2027-2030.

“With this simulator powered by the most powerful GPUs on the market, we are pushing the limits of simulation to the boundaries of the quantum advantage,” said Jean Senellart, CPO at Quandela. “This service paves the way to developing hybrid quantum algorithms that will prepare industries for the quantum era”.

"Scaleway takes a major step forward in quantum computing. Our new QaaS service, enabled by Quandela's exclusive simulator, offers a quantum experience for companies today while preparing the ground for the future," said Damien Lucas. "At Scaleway, we help companies to anticipate the arrival of quantum tech and the revolution it will bring."

Enhancing AI with Quantum Algorithmics
At ai-PULSE, Scaleway demonstrates its commitment to the future of technology by offering scalable solutions. The launch of the QaaS service marks a crucial step in consolidating Scaleway as a European leader in the AI ecosystem, shaping the ever-evolving technological landscape.

About Scaleway:
Founded in 1999, Scaleway is a Cloud Provider that supports the development, training, deployment, and scaling of infrastructure in a complete Cloud ecosystem. Allowing European organizations to train, test, develop, and host in a resilient environment with access to more than +50 cloud services.
Located in Paris, Amsterdam and Warsaw, Scaleway’s Cloud portfolio is used by 25,000+ businesses, who choose Scaleway for its multi-AZ redundancy, and native secured user management and security services.
With fully managed services from Dedicated servers, Bare Metal, Computing, Containers and Serverless, Scaleway provides flexibility in Cloud infrastructures. Offering customers the ability to choose where their customer’s data resides, to choose what architecture works best for their business, and to choose a more responsible way to scale.
Scaleway is the Cloud provider that enables AI innovation in Europe.

About Quandela:
Quandela, leader in quantum photonics, develops full-stack optical quantum computers, available both on cloud and on-premises. Quandela is a complete player in photonic quantum computing and currently employs more than fifty PhD and engineers in algorithms, semiconductors, quantum optics, quantum information and computer science. In 2022, Quandela released its photonic computer programming and simulation software, Perceval. Since the fall of 2022, the company made its quantum computers available in the cloud. Quandela also supports and advises industries and organizations in the exploration and development of the first use cases.

Press Contact:
Tiphaine Szczypawka, Communications Manager, press@scaleway.com

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