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AWS open-sources OQpy to make it easier to write quantum programs in OpenQASM 3

In September 2021, we announced that AWS would be joining the OpenQASM 3 Technical Steering Committee in an effort to establish a consistent, industry-wide approach for describing quantum programs. In that blog post we also shared our plans to help extend the OpenQASM ecosystem to work with hardware being developed at the AWS Center for Quantum Computing. […]

Amazon Braket launches Braket Pulse to develop quantum programs at the pulse level

When experimenting on a quantum computer, customers often need to program at the lower-level language of the device. Today, we are launching Braket Pulse, a feature that provides pulse-level access to quantum processing units (QPUs) from two hardware providers on Amazon Braket, Rigetti Computing and Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC). In this blog, we present an […]

Announcing the AWS Center for Quantum Networking

Over the last decade, governments and technology companies have invested heavily in research and development of quantum computers that have the potential to revolutionize science and technology. While there is still a long way ahead, these investments have already transformed quantum computers: They have evolved from delicate laboratory systems accessible to only a few research […]

Updates from re:Invent 2021

With so much happening at the annual re:Invent conference, it would be easy to miss some of the updates in AWS Quantum Technologies. In this post we summarize four recent announcements: a new feature that helps customers run hybrid quantum-classical algorithms more easily and with better performance, two new quantum processing units (QPUs) coming to […]

Improving analysis of the computational cost of quantum simulations for chemistry and material science

This post summarizes a recent research paper from the AWS Center for Quantum Computing. The paper provides an improved analysis of quantum simulation of chemical and material systems. This research shows that such simulations can be implemented using fewer elementary quantum operations than previously thought. Computer simulations enable scientists to test their intuition about the […]

The AWS Center for Quantum Computing is located on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, CA

Announcing the opening of the AWS Center for Quantum Computing

What if by harnessing the properties of quantum mechanics we could model and simulate the behavior of matter at its most fundamental level, down to how molecules interact? The machine that would make that possible would be transformative, changing what we know about science and how we probe nature for answers. Quantum computers have the […]

Graphic of a Wigner functions of (a) a GKP state with 10 dB GKP squeezing (b) a GKP state with 12 dB GKP squeezing.

Low-overhead quantum computing with Gottesman-Kitaev-Preskill qubits

Introduction This post summarizes a research paper from the AWS Center for Quantum Computing that proposes a direction to implement fault-tolerant quantum computers with minimal hardware overhead. This research shows that by concatenating the surface code with Gottesman, Kitaev, and Preskill (GKP) qubits, it is theoretically possible to achieve a logical error rate of 10-8 […]

Cat codes on Bloch sphere

Designing a fault-tolerant quantum computer based on Schrödinger-cat qubits

At the AWS Center for Quantum Computing, we are doing scientific research and development on quantum computing algorithms and hardware. This post summarizes findings from our first architecture paper that describes a theoretical blueprint for a fault-tolerant quantum computer that features a novel approach to quantum error correction (QEC). Fair warning, this post dives somewhat […]