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Amazon Web Services Makes Quantum Computing More Accessible

By IQT News posted 05 Dec 2019

(InterestingEngineering) Amazon’s Web Services enables scientists, researchers, and developers to write quantum algorithms and run them on quantum computers. Through the managed service, users can experiment with computers by different quantum hardware providers in one place. The service provides access to quantum computers from D-Wave, lonQ, and Rigetti.
Amazon Wants to Be a Major Player in Quantum Computing
AWS is launching the Center for Quantum Computing, which is a research center adjacent to the California Institute of Technology that will bring together the leading quantum computing researchers and engineers in one place to accelerate quantum computing hardware and software development.
The Amazon Quantum Solutions Lab is a new program that will hook AWS customers up with quantum computing experts from Amazon. AWS will also work with a handful of consultants to provide quantum computing advice to its customers.
Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist for AWS said that while quantum computing isn’t mainstream today it will be over time. Amazon wants to be a major player and thus the launch of the service.

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