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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 […]

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 […]

Realizing quantum spin liquid phase on an analog Hamiltonian Rydberg simulator

This week at re:Invent, we announced the future availability of a Rydberg-atom based quantum computer from QuEra Computing. Launching in 2022, it will introduce a new quantum computing paradigm to Amazon Braket, Analog Hamiltonian Simulation (AHS). AHS uses programmable quantum devices to emulate the behavior of other quantum mechanical systems. Already today, researchers in academia […]

CINECA Center in Italy

CINECA and AWS bring new quantum computing capabilities to the Italian research community

CINECA and AWS are collaborating on a series of quantum computing research initiatives to help to accelerate the next generation of computational capabilities and enable new research in Italy. CINECA is a consortium made up of 70 Italian universities and four national research institutes to form the leading high-performance computing (HPC) research center in Italy. […]

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 […]

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 […]