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Amazon Rolls Out Quantum-Computing Service


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Amazons cloud-services division is offering select enterprise customers the ability to experiment with early-stage quantum-computing services over the cloud.

Credit: Jason Alden/Bloomberg News

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched Amazon Bracket, a platform that lets enterprise customers explore how they could benefit from quantum computers by developing and testing quantum algorithms in simulations.

The online retail giant joins Microsoft, Google, and IBM in announcing quantum computing efforts.

Amazon is planning to develop the AWS Center for Quantum Computing, an organization that will unite experts from the company, the California Institute of Technology, and other institutions.

The Center for Quantum Computing aims to study technology that might enable quantum computers to be mass-produced, and to identify applications that are best solved on quantum computers.

Said Simone Severini, director of quantum computing at AWS, "We believe a substantial amount of work will need to be done for the promise of quantum computing to become real."

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