|Aug 13, 2020 from CIO Journal|
Amazon’s Cloud Unit to Offer Quantum Computing From 3 Tech Companies
Fidelity Investments was among the companies involved in testing the new service, which will allow businesses to experiment with the super-fast computing
Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud division said Thursday it has launched a commercial service that allows millions of customers to experiment with quantum computing platforms produced by three technology companies.
The launch follows a test period of about eight months of the service with academic institutions and companies including Fidelity Investments Inc.
Amazon Braket, part of Amazon Web Services, lets existing AWS customers experiment with early-stage quantum computing machines from D-Wave Systems Inc., IonQ Inc. and Rigetti Computing over its cloud.
By harnessing quantum physics, quantum computers have the potential to sort through a vast number of possibilities in nearly real time and come up with a probable solution. While traditional computers store information as either zeros or ones, quantum computers use quantum bits, or qubits, which represent and store information as both zeros and ones simultaneously.