After Google, Microsoft and IBM, Amazon today announced its quantum computing service brand for AWS users. The service, named after the universal symbol for quantum states, is now available in a preview version.The difference is that Amazon doesn't build its own quantum computer, but cooperates with d-wave, ionq and rigetti, and provides access to the corresponding system through AWS cloud platform. In addition, Amazon has launched the AWS quantum computing center and quantum solutions lab.
With the help of braket, developers can start to build quantum algorithms and basic applications, and then simulate and test them in the quantum hardware of AWS and its partners.
For AWS, the scheme of not building quantum computer by itself can save more cost and avoid risk. On the other hand, developers and researchers can access all these tools through a single interface, and select more suitable options.
Chad rigetti, founder and CEO of rigetti computing, said: "by working with AWS, we can provide system access to a wider market and help accelerate the growth of this emerging industry.".
Alan baratz, chief product officer and executive vice president of d-wave, also said: "the quantum system of d-wave and our leap cloud environment are specially developed and designed for current practical applications. Braket will open the door for smart developers and visionary executives to change the industry.
It should be noted that AWS does not install and deploy these computers in its own data center, but provides a unified way to access these quantum computing enterprise labs and data center equipment.
In addition, AWS will provide researchers with solutions for collaboration around new technologies, enabling 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 Amazon utility computing services, said: "we believe that quantum computing will be a cloud priority technology, and cloud will become the main way for customers to access quantum computing hardware.".
Through Amazon bracket services and quantum solutions lab, Amazon can make it easier for customers to experiment with quantum computers and benefit from this technology with expert partners.