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Amazon Launches Braket Quantum Computing Service in General Availability

By IQT News posted 14 Aug 2020

(VentureBeat) Amazon today announced the general availability of Amazon Braket, a fully managed Amazon Web Services (AWS) product that provides a development environment for exploring and designing novel quantum algorithms. Customers can tap Braket — which launched in preview last December — to test and troubleshoot algorithms on simulated quantum computers running in the cloud to help verify their implementation. Users can then run those algorithms on quantum processors in systems from D-Wave, IonQ, and Rigetti.
Using Jupyter notebooks and existing AWS services, Braket users can assess present and forthcoming capabilities, including quantum annealing, ion trap devices, and superconducting chips. Amazon says partners were chosen “for their quantum technologies” and that customers (like Boeing) and hardware providers can design quantum algorithms using the Braket developer toolkit. They can also access a library of prebuilt algorithms and execute either low-level quantum circuits or fully managed hybrid algorithms, as well as selecting between software simulators running in AWS Elastic Cloud Compute and quantum hardware.
n addition to running quantum algorithms, customers can use Braket to run hybrid algorithms, which combine quantum and classical computing systems to overcome limitations inherent in today’s quantum technology. They’re also given access to Amazon’s Quantum Solutions Lab, which aims to connect users with quantum computing experts — including from 1Qbit, Rahko, Rigetti, QC Ware, QSimulate, Xanadu, and Zapata — to identify ways to apply quantum computing inside their organizations.

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