Quantum computing could enable organizations and industries to create innovative products and services.
It is hoped that these systems could spur the discovery of new drugs, chemicals and more.
A recent announcement by Amazon Web Services (AWS) states that it will allow organizations to access the fully managed quantum computing service, Braket.
In December last year, a series of quantum innovations were presented at the AWS re: Invent conference. On the first day of the event, the company presented the Bracket, the AWS Quantum Solutions lab and the AWS Center for Quantum Computing. Now AWS is taking the next step with quantum computing services. On Thursday, AWS announced the general availability of the Braket.
"As we see quantum computer technology advancing, thousands of customers are looking for ways to experiment with quantum computing to explore the potential of technology and contribute to its development," Bill Vass, vice president of technology, told AWS in a statement. .
"The cloud will be the main way our clients will access quantum computers and combine these systems with classic high-performance computing for certain types of intensive computational research."
In the development environment, customers are able to "explore and design" quantum algorithms, use simulated quantum computers to test and repair them. The company hopes this will help customers test their applications. At the right time, customers will be able to test these algorithms in a range of different quantum architectures.
Braket allows customers to use "familiar tools such as Jupyter notebooks to access pre-installed programmer tools that can be used to design quantum algorithms, visualize results and collaborate with others," according to the press release. Braket customers will have access to quantum computing systems manufactured by Rigetti, IonQ and D-Wave. The company here states that customers will only be charged for the computing resources they use.
The company promotes quantum computing with the ability to offer a new world of scientific discoveries with the power to "transform" industries in many fields such as energy, chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, finance and more.
As of Thursday, the Amazon Braket is available in Northern California, Northern Virginia and Oregon. However, the company plans to make the Braket available in more markets in the future.