Multinational tech firm Amazon is no stranger to adding newer features for facilitating businesses. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a large pool of customers and notable competitors. Even though nothing yet beats AWS in comparison, the company constantly adds new features to keep its identity fresh and efficient.
Australian National University (ANU) has been working on ANU Quantum Numbers (AQN) for a fair amount of time and recently made it available on the AWS Marketplace. AQN is called Amazon Braket on the AWS marketplace, where they offer one free hour of simulation time per month with a free subscription tier.
The core fundamental of Braket is quite strong. It lets subscription holders work with different quantum computers and circuit simulations using a consistent set of development tools. As they are built on Amazon’s trusted cloud platform, management and security receive excellent care. To run a hybrid quantum-classical algorithm faster with infrastructure management, Braket is unmatched.
What exactly is Amazon Braket? Amazon Braket is Python language-based SDK to run algorithms within a simulator or on real quantum computing hardware. The idea may sound fascinating, as general consumers do not have access to such high-end tech. Instead of building their own, they get to try and use cutting edge tech. Quantum computing hardware called Quantum Processing Unit (QPU) powers the computing units and serves a broad user base.
According to ANU, AQN is the most potent online random number generator that has been under intense test for the last ten year. Australian National University (ANU) registered over two billion requests for random numbers, which is quite a milestone before selling as a service to the cloud provider. The service was available in around 70 countries before joining AWS. The functionality is available on AWS and will reach about 310,000 paying customers.
AQN generates accurate random numbers at high speed. Other services use AI-based generation in real-time, but quantum generation guarantees privacy. Each random generation is unique from user to user, and there is no chance of overlap. One hundred requests can be made using an API key with the free tier. But the paid customers will gain the most out of it as it will deliver unlimited requests.
Syed Assad, a researcher at ANU, said, “Without random numbers, you can’t have reliable models for forecasting and research simulation.” He also talked about its importance in IT, data science and modelling. Such exciting and random traits might have fascinated you if you played computer games. Artists or developers can use the help of AQN to remove human bias from creative work. Smart contracts should play a significant role and serve as an indispensable resource for the right user.
Ping Koy Lam, AQN team lead, talked about quantum physics which “practically provides an infinity source of truly random numbers, and they guarantee unpredictable laws of physics.” Amazon Bracket, named after bra-ket notation, is a state of quantum mechanical systems. The Braket notation is also known as the Dirac notation.
Data science or feeding test data to algorithms can truly benefit if the inputs are accurate. AQN makes sure these numbers are not biased and non-repeated. When research truly depends on unique data and unexpected sources, it can yield the best result. Otherwise, we may have weaknesses within the base data. On the other hand, who would look for different routes when AQN promises security with random numbers? Once the initial setup takes place in the AWS dashboard, it can run automatically without human intervention. According to the facts, AQN is the fastest and most secure random number generating service.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) already has an enormous customer base, and they can now leverage the true potential of Amazon Braket. Fidelity centre for applied technology (FCAT), PASQAL, MS&AD, and INFN have already started leveraging benefits from AQN.