QuEra Computing has made its quantum computer available through Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The company this week announced that Aquila, its first generation 256-qubit quantum computer, is now available via Amazon Braket, AWS’s quantum computing portal.

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“This is a proud day for our entire team and an important milestone on our journey to build scalable high-performance quantum computers,” said Alexander Keesling, CEO of QuEra Computing. “Aquila is now live on Amazon Braket, and provides a powerful and unique platform that advances the state of the art in quantum computation. We look forward to seeing how users from all over the world will utilize this amazing new platform for research and industrial applications.”

Founded in 2019 by Harvard and MIT alumni, Boston-based QuEra Computing Inc. offers neutral-atom-based quantum computing, which is based on programmable arrays of neutral Rubidium atoms, trapped in a vacuum by tightly focused laser beams.

“AWS is deeply focused on bringing our customer's choice on Amazon Braket to explore scientific research and software development for quantum computing,” added Simone Severini, director of quantum computing at AWS. “The addition of Aquila brings neutral atom quantum computing capabilities to everyone on Amazon Braket for the first time. QuEra’s offering helps expand the types of applications that can be performed through Amazon Braket and is a valuable addition for customers focused on exploring neutral atom computing.”

Companies such as IonQ operate their own data center in Maryland while its systems are also accessible through the likes of Azure and Google Cloud. Other quantum companies available through AWS include D-Wave, IonQ, Rigetti, Xanadu, and OQC.

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