Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) Lucy computer is an 8-qubit machine based upon superconducting technology. It is based upon OQC’s patented Coaxmon technology which is a three-dimensional architecture which puts some of the key componentry off-chip which they contend will make it much more scalable. The machine will be available 15 hours per week from 10 AM to 1 PM GMT, Monday through Friday. The Lucy machine is physically located in the UK and will be accessible through Amazon Braket’s London region (eu-west-2) service. The OQC machine will be the first Amazon Braket machine located outside the United States and brings some additional benefits to European users such as lower data latency times and an ability to comply with certain country’s data residency requirements. Amazon had previously announced at their re:Invent conference last November that they will be adding hardware from OQC and QuEra to their Braket service in 2022. Additional information is available in a news release from OQC that can be found here, a blog post from AWS that is available here, an OQC webpage on the AWS site here, and another web page titled “OQC on AWS” located on the OQC website here.

February 28, 2022