Our company artiste-qb.net is proud to announce BayesForge (BF), our new service on AWS (Amazon Web Services). BayesForge is not yet open for business but will open in a week or less. The purpose of this blog post is to give an overview and teaser of what is coming.
Henning Dekant will give a tour of BF to those who attend the meeting on April 21 of the Toronto Quantum Computing Meetup.
The Amazon cloud is one of the largest and Amazon offers an incredible deal to all its customers. Anybody with a credit card can get an AWS Free Tier account. An AWS Free Tier account gives you one full year of free cloud use (there are some upper bounds on usage but very generous ones). Furthermore, you can open a separate AWS Free Tier account in the name of your spouse and each of your children. Amazon doesn’t seem to care!! Only Jeff Bezos could be so
crazy generous. Once you have an AWS Free Tier account, you can use it to play with BayesForge for a whole year, free of charge. You don’t have to be a student to do this.
What can you do with BayesForge?
BF allows you to write Jupyter notebooks on your web browser in a wide variety of languages and run/store those notebooks on the cloud. (Besides the web browser, no additional software needs to be installed on your computer). We have installed Jupyter kernels for Python-3, Python-2, R, Octave (clone of matlab) and bash. This means you can write/run a notebook in which you use one of those languages exclusively. We have also installed Rmagic and Octavemagic which allows you to write a notebook in Python but dip temporarily into R or Octave.
What software packages does BayesForge include?
BF comes with 2 folders called “Classical” and “Quantum”. The “Quantum” folder contains a large selection of open source quantum computing software, including our own Quantum Fog and Qubiter, and also open source qc software from DWave, IBM, Rigetti, etc. The “Classical” folder contains a large selection of open source software for doing classical bayesian statistical analysis.
This is the logo of BayesForge (graphics by our inhouse artiste and Gimp wizard, Henning Dekant. BayesForge name suggested by Gavin Dekant)
“True gold is not afraid of fire.”
“Incus robust malleum non timet”
“A strong anvil need not fear the hammer.”