August 13, 2020 - Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced the general availability of Amazon Brake and the addition of Qu&Co as a partner of the Quantum Solutions Lab
Amazon Braket is a fully managed AWS service that provides a development environment to help customers explore and design quantum algorithms. Customers can use Amazon Braket to test and troubleshoot quantum algorithms on simulated quantum computers running on computing resources in AWS to help them verify their implementation or to run their quantum algorithms on their choice of quantum processors based on different technologies, including systems from Rigetti, IonQ and D-Wave. Both simulated and quantum hardware jobs are managed through a unified development experience, and customers pay only for the compute resources used.
As of today Qu&Co is a partner of the Amazon Quantum Solutions Lab (QSL) and we use Amazon Braket as part of our quantum software development programs. Amazon QSL engagements are collaborative research programs that allow Amazon’s corporate clients to work with leading experts in quantum computing, machine learning, and high-performance to identify quantum use-cases and implement novel quantum-algorithms.
Qu & Co supports organization's in-house discovery and optimization activities by developing novel quantum-computational chemistry methods and integrating those with customers’ existing computational-chemistry and material-science workflows. “We are focused on delivering practical quantum-computational approaches for our clients’ most challenging computational workflows,” said Benno Broer, CEO of Qu&Co. “For this purpose, we evaluated different quantum software development platforms. Our experience developing our novel algorithms for quantum machine learning and computational chemistry with the new Amazon Braket service has been very positive. Amazon Braket promises a solid integration between classical and quantum hardware, and gives us a hardware-agnostic development environment, classical simulators, and access to different quantum computers. From that same AWS cloud environment, we can apply tools such as Amazon SageMaker to innovate on behalf of our customers.”