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. They can now build and test circuits in a simulated environment and run them on an actual Quantum computer. Both IBM and Google made massive investments in quantum computing this year, both bringing the technology into the public discussion in October as Google claimed to have achieved quantum supremacy, only to have IBM roundly refute it. Today, at AWS re:Invent 2019, Amazon joined the Quantum Computing market with several announcements including a fully managed Quantum service and more. AWS Wavelength embeds AWS compute and storage services at the edge of telecommunications providers' 5G networks, enabling developers to serve use cases that require ultra-low latency.
The online merchant is not building its own quantum computer, though. They share a partner in IonQ, but AWS is opting for D-Wave and Rigetti over Azure's Honeywell and QCI. New partnerships with Verizon, Vodafone, KDDI and SK Telecom aim to make the edge service available in the US, Europe, Japan and Korea.More news: Gamecock volleyball earns back-to-back NCAA tournament berths
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The AWS Center for Quantum Computing will be a research center adjacent to the California Institute of Technology that will connect quantum computing researchers and engineers to accelerate the development of quantum computing hardware and software. However, there's no shortage of customers wanting to experiment with the power of quantum computing, Amazon observes.More news: Russian Federation pledges a response to Germany's 'unfriendly' diplomatic expulsions
As to the cost of the service, Amazon notes that pricing will vary according to the hardware provider chosen, and you'll only pay for the time which you use with the quantum computer.
Amazon certainly does not have the ambition to become the best and wants to fill in another niche with this program.More news: Kendall Jenner's Alleged Home Intruder Arrested For Trespassing
The quantum computing initiatives don't stop there, though, with Amazon also announcing the AWS Center for Quantum Computing (which will be based at Caltech). With this project, Amazon is trying to bring quantum computing a little to daily reality.