Amazon Braket provides AWS customers access to multiple types of quantum computing technologies from quantum hardware providers, including gate-based quantum computers and quantum annealing systems. Learn more about these quantum hardware providers below.
D-Wave’s technology uses quantum annealing to solve problems represented as mathematical functions (resembling a landscape of peaks and valleys). Their QPUs are built from a network of interconnected superconducting flux qubits. Each qubit is made from a tiny loop of metal interrupted by a Josephson Junction.
IonQ’s trapped-ion approach to quantum computing starts with ionized ytterbium atoms. Two internal states of these identical atoms make up the qubits, the basic unit of quantum information. The execution of computational tasks is accomplished by programming the sequence of laser pulses used to implement each quantum gate operation.
Rigetti quantum processors are universal, gate-based machines based on superconducting qubits. The Rigetti Aspen series of chips feature tileable lattices of alternating fixed-frequency and tunable superconducting qubits within a scalable architecture.