AWS Quantum Technologies Blog

Category: Technical How-to

Noise in Quantum Computing

Customers looking to solve their hardest computational problems often wonder about the production-readiness of quantum computing. They want to know when a full-scale, fault-tolerant quantum computer will be available, and what the obstacles are to achieving this ambitious goal. Current generation quantum computers are not fault-tolerant and have limited utility, but customers are experimenting with […]

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Introducing the Qiskit provider for Amazon Braket

We are excited to share a solution to one of our most frequent customer requests: a Qiskit provider for Amazon Braket. Users can now take their existing algorithms written in Qiskit, a widely used open-source quantum programming SDK and, with a few lines of code, run them directly on Amazon Braket. The qiskit-braket-provider currently supports […]

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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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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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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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Community Detection using Hybrid Quantum Annealing on Amazon Braket – Part 1

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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Exploring Simon’s Algorithm with Daniel Simon

Introduction Customers exploring quantum computing often rely on existing algorithms to learn the basics or evaluate new services. Amazon Braket includes many such algorithms in its SDK and managed notebooks. In this post, we will explore one of the first quantum algorithms invented, and a new addition to our Amazon Braket examples: Simon’s algorithm. We […]

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Quantum Chemistry with Qu&Co’s (now Pasqal) QUBEC on Amazon Braket

(Update: Pasqal and Qu&Co announced a merger on January 11, 2022.) In this post, we discuss the progress and limitations of chemistry simulations on current quantum computers, and introduce Qu&Co‘s QUBEC, a quantum computational platform that is specifically designed for chemistry and materials science simulations. The post describes QUBEC’s architecture and how it integrates with […]

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Exploring quantum error mitigation with Mitiq and Amazon Braket

By Ryan LaRose, a researcher with Unitary Fund and Michigan State University; Nathan Shammah, CTO of Unitary Fund; Peter Karalekas, Software Engineer at the AWS Center for Quantum Computing; and Eric Kessler, Sr. Manager of Applied Science for Amazon Braket. In this blog post, we demonstrate how to use Mitiq, an open-source library for quantum […]

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Setting up your local development environment in Amazon Braket

As a fully managed quantum computing service, Amazon Braket provides a development environment based on Jupyter notebooks for you to experiment with quantum algorithms, test them on quantum circuit simulators, and run them on different quantum hardware technologies. However, Amazon Braket does not restrict you to use only the managed notebooks and the AWS management […]

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