According to the cloud service company, customers can use Amazon Braket to run, test and troubleshoot quantum algorithms on simulated quantum computers running on computing resources in AWS, as well as selecting quantum processors based on different technologies, including systems from D-Wave, IonQ, and Rigetti.
“As we see quantum computing technologies make more meaningful progress, thousands of customers are asking for ways to experiment with quantum computers to explore the technology’s potential and contribute to its development,” said Bill Vass, Vice President of Technology at AWS.
“The cloud will be the main way that customers access quantum computers and combine those systems with high-performance classical computing for certain types of computationally-intensive research. Amazon Braket makes it easy for organizations to begin experimenting with quantum computing today—from those just beginning to explore the possibilities to those that are already familiar with different quantum technologies and are ready to use it as a research tool.”
As announced, Amazon Braket is now available in US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), and US West (Oregon) AWS regions, with more regions planned for the future. Some of the organizations currently using Amazon Braket include Fidelity Investments, Volkswagen, Enel, University of Waterloo, Rahko, and Qu & Co.
The Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT) teams track emerging social and tech trends, test product concepts and ideas, and build scalable solutions that support efficient operations and enhance customer satisfaction.
“Amazon Braket enables FCAT to develop hardware-agnostic software so we can easily switch to new quantum systems as they become available. We’re able to research the strengths of different quantum backends, build hybrid classical-to-quantum, and quantum-to-quantum workflows,” said Adam Schouela, Head of Emerging Technology at the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology.
“FCAT worked with Amazon’s Quantum Solutions Lab to create proofs-of-concept that push the boundaries of what is possible today with cloud-based quantum computers for the financial sector, as part of our broader efforts to be able to quickly deliver innovative solutions to help meet the rapidly evolving needs of our customers.”