AWS Quantum Computing Blog

Using embedded simulators in Amazon Braket Hybrid Jobs 

Today, we launched a new feature in Amazon Braket Hybrid Jobs, which allows you to run hybrid workloads with simulators that are embedded with your algorithm code. For instance, one of the simulators available in this new feature is the PennyLane Lightning GPU simulator, accelerated by NVIDIA’s cuQuantum library. In this blog post, we show […]

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Accelerate hybrid quantum-classical algorithms on Amazon Braket using embedded simulators from Xanadu’s PennyLane featuring NVIDIA cuQuantum

In 2021, Amazon Braket, the fully-managed quantum computing service from AWS, launched Amazon Braket Hybrid Jobs to provide customers a convenient way to run hybrid algorithms without worrying about managing the underlying infrastructure. With features such as priority access to quantum processing units (QPUs), Amazon Braket Hybrid Jobs is designed for lower latency and faster […]

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Combinatorial Optimization with Physics-Inspired Graph Neural Networks

Combinatorial optimization problems, such as the traveling salesman problem where we are looking for an optimal path with a discrete number of variables, are pervasive across science and industry. Practical (and yet notoriously challenging) applications can be found in virtually every industry, such as transportation and logistics, telecommunications, and finance. For example, optimization algorithms help […]

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QHack 2022 logo with black bird and quantum circuits as guitar strings

QHack 2022 highlights and Amazon Braket Challenge winners announced

Over 3200 developers from across the PennyLane community came together to deliver impactful and creative solutions to quantum computing challenges during the virtual QHack event held February 14-25. Participants joined from 105 countries worldwide, from the high school level all the way through PhDs and professionals. AWS sponsored QHack for the second consecutive year, after […]

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Community Detection using Hybrid Quantum Annealing on Amazon Braket – Part 2

Many customers are facing the challenge of efficiently extracting information hidden within complex network structures. For example, a healthcare insurance company needs to identify fraudulent claims through detecting abnormal relationships between patients and providers, a finance company needs an anti-money laundering tool that can detect abnormal transactions between different entities, or a marketing company needs […]

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Applying classical benchmarking methodologies to create a principled quantum benchmark suite

In this post, we will discuss the current landscape of quantum benchmarking and introduce SupermarQ, Super.tech’s suite of application-based benchmarks designed to overcome the limitations of existing approaches. SupermarQ uses Amazon Braket for device-agnostic access to gate-based quantum processing units (QPUs), so benchmarks can highlight the heterogeneity of quantum computers and their various strengths in […]

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Amazon Braket launches OpenQASM support

Last year, we announced that AWS had joined the OpenQASM Technical Steering Committee to help shape a unified approach to express quantum programs across a variety of different hardware technologies. Today, we are excited to announce that customers can now run OpenQASM programs on all gate-based devices on Amazon Braket. Quantum computing is a nascent […]

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Amazon Braket launches Lucy, a new quantum processor from Oxford Quantum Circuits and expands to the Europe (London) Region

Since launch, Amazon Braket has been committed to providing customers with a single access point to different quantum hardware choices, allowing them to experiment and innovate with multiple quantum processing units (QPUs) through the same interface. Today we announce the general availability of the first publicly available QPU from Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC). The device, […]

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Setting up a cross-Region private environment in Amazon Braket

At AWS we say that security is “job zero”, by which we mean it is even more important than any number one priority. Amazon Braket is built around this philosophy; we often have conversations with customers who want to be able to work in a secured environment, and access Amazon Braket through private connections rather […]

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Quantum computing research in Poland with Amazon Braket

With a host of vibrant research centers, scientists and engineers in Poland have made valuable contributions to quantum information science over the past 40 years. Today, as a large number of quantum hardware technologies are becoming available for experimentation, Polish researchers are turning to Amazon Braket – the AWS quantum computing service to test new […]

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