The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has decided to setup a Quantum Computing Applications Lab in India, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
According to Rahul Sharma, President, Public Sector –Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL), AWS India and South Asia, “Limited access to quantum computing hardware and expertise, and complex infrastructure setup and management, are challenges that scientists and researchers face today, in their quest for scientific discovery.”
Further, he added, “Our collaboration with MeitY to establish the Quantum Computing Applications Lab will provide the breadth and depth of AWS services to the research, academic, and scientific community to overcome these challenges and focus on innovation.”
However, AWS will provide hosting with technical and programmatic support for the Lab. This MeitY initiative will provide scientific, academic, and developer communities access to a quantum computing development environment aligned with the government’s science and technology priorities.