Amazon Braket is a fully managed quantum computing service that helps you get started with quantum computing and accelerate your research in the field. Amazon Braket provides everything you need to build, test and run quantum algorithms on AWS. It includes a unified development environment, a choice of classical simulators, and access to different types of quantum computers.
Hardware-agnostic developer framework
To simplify the process of designing and executing quantum algorithms, you can use the Amazon Braket SDK. It has been designed to be technology agnostic, removing the need to code against quantum programming environments, which commonly exist for different quantum computers. The SDK supports a unified developer framework that enables you to build quantum algorithms and run them on any compatible quantum hardware provided through the Amazon Braket service. As new quantum technologies emerge and are added to the Amazon Braket service, you can be confident that your development experience will remain consistent and that your existing designs and quantum algorithms can be tested on these new systems.
Fully managed Jupyter notebooks
You have the choice of using your own development environment or fully managed Jupyter notebooks in Amazon Braket to build your quantum algorithms and manage experiments. Amazon Braket makes it easy to create notebooks with a single click. You can select the notebook instance type to match your performance requirements and configure security settings such as encryption for stored data. Amazon Braket manages the resources and populates your notebooks to get you started quickly.
Pre-built algorithms and tutorials
Amazon Braket notebooks come pre-installed with the Amazon Braket SDK, tutorials and a selection of pre-built algorithms to give you everything you need to get started in a single place. Use them to familiarize yourself with the recommended steps to build and execute quantum algorithms using Amazon Braket. Learn more in the Amazon Braket documentation.
Choice of simulation tools
Amazon Braket provides access to a fully managed, high-performance, quantum circuit simulator that enables you to test and validate your circuits with a single line of code. Simulating quantum circuits can be complex, and Amazon Braket makes it easy for you by managing the underlying software components and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) clusters. For rapid prototyping with smaller circuits, you can also use the local simulator that is included with the Amazon Braket SDK.
You can run a circuit on Amazon Braket simulators with a single API call. A request to run your algorithm on a simulator works in the same way as a request to run on quantum hardware; by changing a single line of code, you can change from running on a simulator to an actual quantum computer.
Choice of result types
You can choose different result types for your simulation tasks, including individual samples, custom observables, individual amplitudes, or the full state vectors. All Amazon Braket simulators can either calculate exact results, or return noisy samples emulating the behaviors of today’s quantum computers.
Simplified access to quantum computers
Amazon Braket provides secure access to a variety of quantum computing technologies. There is no upfront commitment or contract to sign, and you pay only for what you use through your AWS bill.
Choice of Quantum Processing Units (QPUs)
Amazon Braket provides access to both annealing and gate-based quantum computers. Following the gate-based quantum computing paradigm, you can access trapped-ion technology from IonQ and superconducting quantum processors from Rigetti. Alternatively, you can solve quantum annealing problems using the latest QPUs from D-Wave. This helps you test different technologies, compare the compute performance of different machines for the problem that you are trying to solve, and choose the hardware system that is best suited to your application. Please visit the hardware providers page to learn more about the about the QPUs that are available on Amazon Braket.
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Management and Security
As a native AWS service, Amazon Braket is accessible through the AWS management console, a centralized and simple web interface for Amazon Web Services, which provides you with a secure login using your AWS account or AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) credentials. You can use the console to manage and monitor your Amazon Braket resources, such as notebooks and tasks, and access detailed information about quantum circuit simulators and QPUs.
User access management, security, and monitoring
Amazon Braket is integrated with AWS services such as Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, Amazon EventBridge, and AWS IAM to enable the monitoring of workloads, generate notifications when your tasks are completed, and manage access controls and permissions. Your simulation and quantum task results are delivered to your preferred Amazon S3 bucket for storage and analysis, giving you full control over your data.