When it comes to quantum computing. AWS was pretty much tailing behind other companies. Such as IBM, Microsoft, and Google that were a step ahead in the game.
When 2019 started. IBM revealed IBM Q System One. Which is the company’s first circuit-based commercial quantum computer. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) event. IBM also announced. It was planning on opening its first-ever IBM Q Quantum Computation Center. In New York.
When in October 2019. Google announced that it had achieved quantum supremacy. Moreover, The researchers over Google announced plans. To develop a quantum computer. Further capable of performing operations that computers of the past were unable to do.
But now with the launch of Braket. AWS seems to have taken a significant step in the right direction. Realizing the potential of being able to solve complex problems. That classical computers are underqualified to solve. The globally-renowned online retail website partnered with IonQ. Moreover, D-Wave, and Rigetti. To develop this new quantum computing solution.
At the beginning of December. AWS Braket announced its preview launch. The name Braket comes from “bracket notation.” Which is a recurring quantum state notation. In quantum mechanics.
What Is AWS Braket?
AWS Braket is a service that is fully managed to help users get started with quantum computing. And offers a ideal ecosystem to discover and develop quantum algorithms. Those tested using simulated quantum computers. And then run them on any quantum-powered hardware or technology.
Amazon Braket enables users to design their own quantum algorithms completely or select from a list of already-defined algorithms. Once your algorithm has been defined, Braket allows you to troubleshoot and verify your implementation using a fully-managed simulation. Then you can run that algorithm on your preferred quantum computer, which could be an ion trap hardware or a quantum annealing, gate-based superconductor. You can also develop hybrid algorithms that utilize both quantum and classical tasks by using the service to manage resources of classical computers and establish quantum hardware connections of low latency. When you’re done testing, the results will be stored in Amazon S3 and you will be notified of those results automatically. Braket publishes performance metrics and events logs like execution time and completion status to Amazon CloudWatch.
In an interview with TechCrunch, Alan Baratz, D-Wave’s CPO and EVP of R&D said:
“D-Wave’s quantum systems and our Leap cloud environment were both purpose-built to make practical application development. That’s a reality today and can fuel real-world business advantage for our customers. Amazon’s Braket will open the door to more smart developers who will build the quantum future. And the forward-thinking executives who will transform industries.”
By partnering with firms that are able to provide the essential hardware. AWS found a way around to get into the quantum computing field without necessarily making their own quantum computer. It can require an exorbitant amount of time and money in the building as well as optimizing the performance of such computers.
Thanks to this strategy. AWS can deliver their systems on a much wider market. They can also help expand the growth of this potential new industry. The main goal of AWS bracket is that developers have every tool in their possession to work. And with only a single, basic interface.