Google and IBM may be competing for quantum superiority, but Amazon as a middleman has announced that it is launching a preview of Amazon Braket.
The new project is an attempt by the company to convert quantum computing into a service that you can access online, and was announced about a month after its announcement. Azure Quantum from Microsoft.
"Amazon Braket is a fully managed AWS service, with security and encryption at every level", he says the company on her blog.
For the time being, it seems a very limited service, where Amazon corporate customers will be able to experiment with running simulations on a set of existing quantum computers from D-Wave, IonQ, and Rigetti partners. (IonQ is working with Microsoft on the Azure Quantum project.)
“This new service is designed to let you have some hands-on experience with qubits and quantum circuits. You can create and test your own circuits in a simulated environment and then run them on a real quantum computer, ”says Amazon.
The company also says it is setting up the "AWS Center for Quantum Computing", a lab near the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where it will be able to explore quantum computing and more. quantum computers. The director of the company's quantum computing center confirmed to Wired that Amazon is working on quantum hardware.
Theoretically, quantum computers could calculate much faster than traditional supercomputers, because their bits can exist in multiple quantum states, instead of using (1) on or off (0).
But quantum computers are rare and extremely expensive. So Amazon and Microsoft are trying to offer them through a shared and managed environment, just as Amazon already does with the AWS computer platform. This invisible empire of servers serves as the backbone of many of the Internet services you use today.