AWS Quantum Technologies Blog

New open source tool expands access to lab-based quantum prototypes: Cloud Queue for Quantum Devices

Experimental physicists are vital to the future of quantum computing, sensing, and networking, laying the groundwork for new types of devices and enhancing the performance of existing technology. Their work, like all open science, can be accelerated through collaboration, but providing access to prototype hardware is challenging. The Cloud Queue for Quantum Devices project provides […]

Implementing a quantum-secured network in a metropolitan area

The AWS Center for Quantum Networking (CQN) has completed its first trial of quantum-secured communication in a customer environment. With a mission to address the fundamental scientific and engineering challenges to build quantum networks, we work with customers to evaluate the current state of the technology and its fit for cloud infrastructure. We’ve heard from […]

A microwave package encloses the quantum processor. The packaging is designed to shield the qubits from environmental noise while enabling communication with the control system.

AWS releases open-source software Palace for cloud-based electromagnetics simulations of quantum computing hardware

Today, we are introducing Palace, for PArallel, LArge-scale Computational Electromagnetics, a parallel finite element code for full-wave electromagnetics simulations. Palace is used at the AWS Center for Quantum Computing to perform large-scale 3D simulations of complex electromagnetics models and enable the design of quantum computing hardware. We developed it with support for the scalability and […]

Optimization of robot trajectory planning with nature-inspired and hybrid quantum algorithms

Introduction The problem of robot motion planning is pervasive across many industry verticals, including (for example) automotive, manufacturing, and logistics. In the automotive industry, robotic path optimization problems can be found across the value chain in body shops, paint shops, assembly, and logistics, among others [1]. Typically, hundreds of robots operate in a single plant […]

Quantum error correction in the presence of biased noise

Have you ever heard about error correction? Without it, we could not obtain awe-inspiring pictures of Jupiter and its moons, conduct intelligible mobile phone calls, or have reliable computers. In this blog post, we explain the basic ideas behind error correction and how to apply it to quantum computing. In addition, we discuss how we […]