Following Google, Microsoft and IBM, Amazon today announced Braket, a quantum computing service for AWS users. The service, named after a universal symbol of quantum state, is now available in preview. The difference is that Instead of building its own quantum computer, Amazon works with D-Wave, IonQ, and Rigetti to provide access to the system through the AWS Cloud platform. In addition, Amazon has launched the AWS Quantum Computing Center and Quantum Solutions Lab.
With Braket, developers can begin building quantum algorithms and underlying applications, and then test simulations in the quantum hardware of AWS and its partners.
For AWS, a quantum computer-free solution that saves it more costs and risk aversion. On the other hand, developers and researchers can access all of these tools through a single interface and pick out the options that are better for them.
“By partnering with AWS, we are able to provide system access to a broader market and help accelerate the growth of this emerging industry,” said Chad Rigetti, founder and CEO of Rigetti Computing.
Alan Baratz, Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President of D-Wave, also said, “D-Wave’s quantum systems, and our Leap Cloud environment, were designed specifically for today’s practical applications. Amazon Braket will open the door to transforming the industry for the smart developers who built the quantum future, as well as the visionary executives.
It should be noted that instead of installing and deploying these computers in its own data center, AWS provides a unified way to access these quantum computing enterprise labs and data center equipment.
Braket provides developers with a standard, fully managed Jupyter environment that can be used to explore their respective algorithms. It includes a wide range of pre-installed developer tools, sample algorithms, and tutorials to help new users get started easily and use hybrid quantum algorithms with classic quantum algorithms.
In addition, AWS will provide researchers with collaborative solutions around new technologies that enable users to work with experts in quantum computing, machine learning, and high-performance computing to help research and identify the most promising quantum computing applications and prepare for related businesses.
Finally, Charlie Bell, Senior Vice President of Computing Services at Amazon Utility, said, “We believe that quantum computing will be a cloud-first technology, and that the cloud will be the primary way for customers to access quantum computing hardware.”
Through amazon Braket Services and Quantum Solutions Lab, Amazon makes it easier for customers to experiment with quantum computers and benefit from this technology with expert partners.