D-Wave Systems announced the availability of D-Wave Hybrid
Quantum and classical computing will work together. Classical computers are easy and best for simple work and quantum is only needed where it is superior to classical.
We waste classical computing resources for ease of use. Most people do not use GPUs to solve computationally intensive problems 10X to 100X faster.
Quantum computers will be for ultra-hard problems where they are needed.
They could also be used where true random numbers are needed and if there are some killer quantum algorithms created to make all large database searches faster. They could become the accelerator for overall search and other ultra-large applications.
There are also optimization problems for routing planes and national and global systems. Fedex and other large organizations could have logistics made more efficient.
There could be advantages for machine learning and drug discovery.
We could all benefit indirectly from the advancement of science and more efficient logistics.
D-Wave Hybrid includes:
* Hybrid workflow control: enables rapid development of hybrid applications that can run across classical, the current D-Wave 2000Q
* Modular approach: incorporates logic to simplify distribution of classical and quantum tasks, allowing developers to interrupt and synchronize across the systems and draw maximum computing power out of each system
* Problem deconstruction: capable of breaking down large problems that are bigger than the quantum processing unit (QPU) into parts that are then recombined for the overall solution
* Familiar coding environment: familiar Python-based framework and documentation includes examples that make it easy to get started without knowledge of quantum mechanics
* Flexibility: includes a number of example hybrid workflows, allowing developers to explore which workflows are best for the problem they are solving
Leap quantum system access and Quantum Application Environment (QAE): free, real-time access to the D-Wave 2000Q family of systems and QAE resources, including learning tools, and community and technical forums for easy developer collaboration
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