According to Bloomberg,  Amazon is working on manufacturing its own quantum computer that can process enormous amounts of data in seconds that would take the most powerful supercomputers hours or days.

The company has hired a Quantum Hardware Team within its Amazon Web Services Center for Quantum Computing, according to internal vacancies and information on LinkedIn. So describes Marc Runyan , a former engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, his title on the professional social network as Quantum Research Scientist at the Amazon Center for Quantum Computing, with the role of “helping design and build a quantum computer for Amazon Web Services’.

Amazon’s recent hires include research scientists focused on designing a new superconducting quantum device and manufacturing such machines. Developing its own quantum computer should enable the company to better mirror the approach of its main competitors in the cloud world. IBM first made a quantum computer available to the public in 2016 and has made regular upgrades since then.