Amazon is all set to launch a new quantum computing service for its worldwide users. This Monday Amazon’s cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), revealed a fresh service called Amazon Braket at its AWS at an Invent meeting in Las Vegas. This new service offering, which is at present being made accessible to some selected customers, let the cloud computing researchers and developers build quantum algorithms and test them on computer-generated quantum computers.
From the past several years, the tech giants like Google and IBM are struggling for quantum preeminence, but Amazon is at present blissful to be a middleman. The Seattle based multinational company is today announcing and launching a preview of Amazon Braket. This is the first attempt of the company to turn the budding field of quantum computing into a service you can right to use over the internet. This attempt was done by Amazon after a month after Microsoft did something like. “Amazon Braket is a fully managed AWS service, with security & encryption baked in at each level,” the company makes clear in a blog post.
“This new service is designed to let you get some hands-on experience with qubits and quantum circuits. You can build and test your circuits in a simulated environment and then run them on an actual quantum computer,” writes Amazon.
In addition to this, Amazon is not the first one to start on a quantum cloud service either. IBM also has offered the right to use its quantum hardware over the internet ever since 2016 and Google will also add these services soon. Amazon is ranking in the charts of cloud computing services and Microsoft ranks second behind Amazon, became the foremost company to publicize it would offer access to numerous forms of quantum hardware last month.
Amazon and Microsoft both the companies have their little option to play matchmaker for technology from outsiders. Both state this model fits their services in a better manner because they understand how the tech industry works, and customers’ needs. “Having multiple machines and technologies available is much better than forcing someone down a single choice for hardware or software,” Vass of Amazon says—in a similar manner the company is offering its cloud users different processor and software choices. Amazon says at present they have set of various tested programs that involve 2 diverse quantum processors and usual computers, all functioning together.
Additionally, the company’s director of quantum computing and a professor at University College London the Simone Severini, says that Amazon is at present working on quantum hardware, but refused to grant information. With all these speculations the company is soon going to establish a quantum computing research center at Caltech where the skilled researchers of Amazon will work together with academics on both hardware and software details.
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Simone Severini director of quantum computing at Amazon Web Services said in a statement sent to Gizmodo that –
“We believe that opening up access to current-stage quantum computers is a crucial step in accelerating the development of useful applications. That’s why, in designing Amazon Braket, we chose to collaborate with providers like D-Wave, who have built promising technologies that are of interest to our customers” he said. “Together, we can make it easier for researchers to innovate, with the shared goal of realizing the true long-term potential of quantum computing” he further added.
For now, the company knows that the quantum computers are uncommon and extremely costly, so Amazon and Microsoft are each attempting to turn them into a managed, shared, and potentially scalable resource.