Aquila is QuEra’s first-generation machine. Its core is based on programmable arrays of neutral Rubidium atoms, trapped in vacuum by tightly focused laser beams.
Large and powerful
With up to 256 qubits and tens of coherent Rabi oscillations, Aquila is uniquely suitable for simulating quantum dynamics at scales that are impractical for classical resources.
Robust to noise
Operating in the analog quantum processing mode, Aquila performs continuous temporal control over its qubits. This solves one of the key issues for today’s gate-based computers: the compounding of gate errors. Entanglement is generated and manipulated via direct design of Aquila’s atomic natural Hamiltonian.
With customer-defined qubit layout and connectivity, Aquila enables unique strategies for algorithm development. Aquila is ready for the easy deployment of applications in quantum simulation, optimization, and machine learning.
General access to Aquila can be obtained through the Amazon Braket service.
Programming instructions can be generated via the AWS Braket SDK, based on Python.
Need help? Check out some examples here, or visit the Amazon Braket forum.
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Aquila’s analog mode operation covers a wide family of Hamiltonians within the format
General parameter ranges can be seen on the table to the right and more information can be found in the getting started example.
Programming analog quantum computers is a powerful way to develop applications for large quantum systems efficiently. To best leverage the strengths of this operation mode, make sure to: