Amazon has announced on Monday, that it is rolling out Quantum computing service “Amazon Braket” which is a fully managed service that helps you get started with quantum computing on its AWS servers. Although the phenomenon of quantum computing rose decades ago, it has now become a major turning point in the realms of technology. Amazon is allowing scientists, researchers and developers to begin experimenting with computers from multiple quantum hardware providers in a single place.
“We want to build a solid foundation that is firmly rooted in reality, and to work with you to move into quantum-powered future”, says Amazon in its AWS news blog post.
Amazon Braket, which is fully managed by AWS service is claimed to be secured and encrypted at each level. It is designed to let the user get some hands-on experience with qubits and quantum circuits. The user can build and test circuits in a simulated environment and then run them on an actual quantum computer.
A quantum computer is any device for computation that makes direct use of distinctively quantum mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform operations on data. Traditional computers use collections of bits to represent their state whereas quantum computers use more sophisticated data representation known as qubit or quantum bit.
Quantum computers have an ability to solve problems that are impossible or would take traditional computers an impractical amount of time. It has the potential to solve computational problems that are beyond the reach of classical computers by harnessing the laws of quantum mechanics to build more powerful tools for processing information.
This approach to computing has the ability to transform areas such as energy storage, chemical engineering, material science, drug discovery, optimization, and machine learning.
But defining those problems and programming quantum computers to solve them requires a new set of skills. At the same time, gaining access to quantum computing hardware to run your algorithms and optimize your designs can be expensive and inconvenient. This has made it difficult to evaluate the current state of the technology and plan for when to invest your resources to maximize its potential.
Amazon Braket helps overcome these challenges by providing a service that lets developers, researchers and scientists explore, evaluate, and experiment with quantum computing.
Charlie Bell, a senior vice president at AWS, “Customers are asking for ways to experiment with quantum computers and explore the technology’s potential,” said in a statement.