Amazon launches quantum computing service Braket, with R&D centre and lab

Tuesday 3 December 2019 | 08:56 CET | News
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a new quantum computing service called Braket, together with an AWS Center for Quantum Computing and an Amazon Quantum Solutions Lab. Braket will let users –scientists, researchers and developers- experiment with computers from quantum hardware providers, in one place. For the computers, AWS is partnering with D-Wave, IonQ, and Rigetti. 

Under the centre for quantum computing, quantum computing experts from Amazon, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and other top academic research institutions will work together on the research and development of new quantum computing technologies. Finally, the new lab will connect customers with quantum computing experts from Amazon, its technology and consulting partners to develop internal expertise. The idea is to identify practical uses for quantum computing, and push their development. 

Amazon said quantum computing has the potential to solve computational problems beyond the reach of classical computers, adding that it could transform areas such as energy storage, chemical engineering, material science, drug discovery, process optimization, and machine learning.

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