AWS Quantum Technologies Blog

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 […]

Using D-Wave Leap from the AWS Marketplace with Amazon Braket Notebooks and Braket SDK

Starting today, access to D-Wave products and services has fully transitioned to the AWS Marketplace, and customers can no longer access the D-Wave 2000Q and Advantage systems via Amazon Braket, the cloud computing service of AWS. In this blog, we will show how you can continue to use the Amazon Braket SDK to describe quantum […]

Optimization with a Rydberg atom-based quantum processor

Amazon Braket recently launched the Aquila quantum processing unit (QPU) based on Rydberg atoms by QuEra Computing. In a previous post, we explored how researchers can use Rydberg devices to study problems and quantum phenomena in fundamental physics, for instance the emergence of a spin liquid phase [Semeghini et al., 2021]. But QuEra’s device also […]

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 […]

Amazon Braket launches Aquila, the first neutral-atom quantum processor from QuEra Computing

Introduction Quantum researchers require access to different types of quantum hardware from digital, also known as gate-based, quantum processing units (QPUs) to analog devices that are capable of addressing specific problems that are hard to solve using classical computers. Today, Amazon Braket, the quantum computing service from AWS, continues to deliver on its commitment to […]

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 launches Braket Pulse to develop quantum programs at the pulse level

When experimenting on a quantum computer, customers often need to program at the lower-level language of the device. Today, we are launching Braket Pulse, a feature that provides pulse-level access to quantum processing units (QPUs) from two hardware providers on Amazon Braket, Rigetti Computing and Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC). In this blog, we present an […]

Figure showing progress in quantum algorithms

Goldman Sachs and AWS examine efficient ways to load data into quantum computers

Suppose you are trying to solve a problem of interest (e.g., portfolio optimization or machine learning), and you are given some classical data, neatly arranged into a matrix A. Your plan is to solve this problem using a quantum algorithm to process the data. For example, you may be trying to solve a linear system […]

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 […]