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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 […]

Bernoulli line and the Bloch sphere: visualizing probability and quantum states

Introduction In recent years, quantum computers have evolved from laboratory experiments available to only a handful of scientists, to research devices that are accessible worldwide through cloud services like Amazon Braket. The impact of cloud access to quantum computers is not limited to laboratory scientists and developers as it allows educators to bring these devices […]

Sprinternships with Break Through Tech Chicago and the Amazon Braket quantum computing team

During May 2022, Amazon Web Services hosted its first cohort of students participating in Break Through Tech Chicago’s annual Sprinternship. This is a micro-internship program designed to transform the career trajectories of women (cisgender and transgender) and nonbinary individuals. The program offers these students foundational work experience that prepares them for the tech workforce. Break […]

The active space is localised on the oxygen atoms and two neighbouring platinum atoms

Exploring computational chemistry using Quantinuum’s InQuanto on AWS

Introduction Quantum computers hold the promise of driving novel approaches to solving complex problems across multiple fields, including optimization, machine learning, and the simulation of physical systems. Researchers are already using quantum computers to explore computational chemistry problems, however the scale and capabilities of quantum devices available today is limited by noise and other factors. […]

Introducing the Amazon Braket Algorithm Library

Research scientists and quantum algorithm developers are often new to cloud computing. Their main focus during quantum algorithm development should center on writing algorithm code; however, they often spend time setting up and maintaining interactive development environments, estimating costs to run their code on classical or quantum hardware, and stitching together common subroutines. Today, we […]

New research from Harvard and AWS will enable higher temperature operation of quantum communications networks

Following the announcement of a research alliance between the AWS Center for Quantum Networking and Harvard University, a joint team of Harvard and AWS scientists published a research paper today in Science Magazine discussing production of quantum memories that can operate at higher temperatures – enabling reduced cost and increased reliability for this fundamental component […]

An Illustrated Introduction to Quantum Networks and Quantum Repeaters

Quantum networks are an emerging technology that distribute entangled quantum bits to geographically separated users. These networks can enable new communication tasks such as the generation of shared cryptographic keys whose security does not depend on algorithmic complexity. This security can supplement and extend the current state-of-the-art in public key cryptography and future-proof it against […]

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 now supports verbatim compilation and native gates with IonQ

Previously, when customers submitted a circuit to the IonQ device on Amazon Braket, the circuit was automatically compiled to native instructions. Today, we are extending the verbatim compilation feature to IonQ’s 11-qubit device. With this launch, you have the option to run your circuits on the IonQ system with no intervening compiler passes. This allows […]