Users have developed 200+ early quantum applications on D-Wave systems, including airline scheduling, election modeling, quantum chemistry simulation, automotive design, preventative healthcare, logistics, and much more.
On Feb 27, 2020 D-Wave announced the immediate availability of Leap 2, the first quantum cloud service designed for developers and organizations to easily build and deploy real-world hybrid quantum applications with practical impact. In addition to live, real-time access to the D-Wave quantum system, the offering expands the Quantum Application Environment (QAE) to provide new tools and resources needed to drive development of critical business applications and put them into production.
D-Wave’s forthcoming Advantage system will be available via Leap 2 this year. The combination of Advantage’s computing power and Leap 2’s quantum cloud access, hybrid solver and easy-to-use QAE will further expand hybrid quantum applications with real business value.
D-Wave’s next-generation quantum system will be named Advantage. Advantage will be available in the Leap™ quantum cloud service in mid-2020. It is designed to speed the development of commercial quantum applications, the Advantage quantum system will power a new hardware and software platform that will accelerate and ease the delivery of quantum computing applications.
The Advantage system will have over 5000 qubits, lower noise and greater connectivity.
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a long-time customer of D-Wave’s, today also announced that they have signed a contract to upgrade to the Advantage quantum system on-premise when it is available. LANL is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science to address national security priorities.
* QCs are shared resources that continually process user-submitted problems.
* Problems are processed in milliseconds.
* Solutions are typically returned within seconds.
You could also choose to get 20 minutes of free access to Leap’s quantum-classical hybrid solvers, which exploit the complementary strengths of both best-in-class classical algorithms and quantum resources.
Practical Approach to Quantum Computers
Get started writing useful quantum applications:
You do not need to be a quantum physicist to write software for the D-Wave system.
From beginner to advanced, any developer can get started building and running quantum applications.
Developers can collaborate in our growing quantum community.
More than 200 early applications across domains like optimization, AI, and materials sciences already exist on D-Wave systems today.
Comprehensive Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
Hybrid solver service: easily solve complex problems of up to 10,000 variables. Automatically runs on quantum and classical resources based on D-Wave’s advanced algorithms.
Integrated Developer Environment (IDE): Includes searchable library of interactive learning materials, code examples, demos, and comes pre-configured with Ocean software development kit (SDK).
Problem inspector allows more advanced quantum developers to visually see how their problems map onto the QPU, and allows debugging via histogram of potential solutions for each problem.
SOURCES – D-Wave Systems
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com
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