Naturally, quantum computers remain a very niche - not to mention hugely expensive - proposition, with still a very long way to go in terms of developing the tech. However, there's no shortage of customers wanting to experiment with the power of quantum computing, Amazon observes. The company is hoping researchers and scientists will use the center to make "scientific and technological breakthroughs", including the possibility of mass-producing quantum computers, which for now are dauntingly expensive and hard to build and run.
A fully managed service that allows scientists, researchers, and developers to begin experimenting with computers from multiple quantum hardware providers in a single place.
Amazon Web Services has announced three quantum computing services that'll bring the super-futuristic supercomputing technology within reach of everyday folks, as reported Monday by CNET sister site ZDNet.
"With quantum engineering starting to make more meaningful progress, customers are asking for ways to experiment with quantum computers and explore the technology's potential", Charlie Bell, AWS' senior vice president of utility computing services, said in a statement.
Braket is actually available now in preview form, and you can sign up for the service right here. No specific figures have been put forward yet, and Amazon says public pricing will be revealed when the service launches in its full form.
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Amazon Quantum Solutions Lab is a program that connects customers with quantum computing experts from Amazon and its technology and consulting partners to develop internal expertise aimed at identifying practical uses of quantum computing, and accelerating the development of quantum applications with meaningful impact.
Results from Braket simulations are stored in AWS' S3 storage service, with resource utilisation being turned off when jobs complete.
AWS Center for Quantum Computing will bring together quantum computing experts from Amazon, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and other top academic research institutions to collaborate on the research and development of new quantum computing technologies.
Note that there are rival cloud-based quantum computing efforts out there already, including Microsoft's Azure Quantum offering.