The National Football League (NFL) is piloting a new 5G cloud technology launched in collaboration with innovation partners Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Verizon Technologies to help enhance the delivery of its Next Gen Stats to fans. David Tirrell, the Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran professor of chemistry and chemical engineering, provost, said the partnership will help address the fundamental challenges that must be overcome if quantum computing is to reach its full potential.
Quantum computing promises to speed up today's tasks by hundreds of times.
AWS says that the security and data processing attached to the recordings meet strict United States medical industry standards, but it has yet to comment on whether it might meet Europe's tougher GDPR data processing safeguards.
In October, Google said it had used a quantum computer to solve within minutes a complex problem that would take today's most powerful supercomputer thousands of years to crack.
Quantum computing is one of the most popular industries in the tech world.
The online merchant is not building its own quantum computer, though.
AWS Center for Quantum Computing - A research center adjacent to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) that will bring together the world's leading quantum computing researchers and engineers in order to accelerate development of quantum computing hardware and software.
The service provides access to quantum computers from D-Wave, lonQ, and Rigetti. "The future has arrived and you now have the opportunity to write quantum algorithms and to run them on actual quantum computers", wrote Jeff Barr in an AWS announcement.
Both services will provide a set of tools which will enable companies to make use of quantum technology and develop features which will probably see the growth of quantum computing escalate as it becomes more mainstream.
Once the technology is mature, both on-premises and cloud solutions will be available, Enderle predicted, noting that "IBM already has been showcasing an on-premises prototype system". These customers want to be able to run AWS compute and storage on-premises, and also easily and seamlessly integrate these on-premises workloads with the rest of their applications in the AWS cloud.
Still, quantum computing is not going to displace digital computing solutions, said McGregor.