Wed. Dec 11th, 2019

Amazon is now offering quantum computing as a service

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/2/20992602/amazon-is-now-offering-quantum-computing-as-a-service

Amazon is now offering quantum computing as a service
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Google and IBM may be battling for quantum supremacy, but Amazon is currently happy to be a middleman — today, it’s announcing and launching a preview of Amazon Braket, its attempt to turn the nascent field of quantum computing into a service you can access over the internet, a month after Microsoft did something similar. “Amazon Braket is a fully managed AWS service, with security & encryption baked in at each level,” the company explains in a blog post.

For now, it sounds like a pretty limited affair, where “you” will mean Amazon’s corporate customers, and where “service” means the ability to experiment by running simulations on a set of existing quantum computers from partners D-Wave, IonQ, and Rigetti. (IonQ is also a Microsoft Azure…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/2/20992602/amazon-is-now-offering-quantum-computing-as-a-service

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