Dwave Systems might enable breakthroughs in optimization, machine learning and artificial intelligence

Nextbigfuture has had nearly 100 articles following Dwave Systems and another fifty on other quantum computers or quantum computer science. Dwave has a 512 qubit commercial adiabatic computer system. They are close to releasing an 1152 qubit processor that would have 2000 physical qubits. They will have tested and certified 1152 for commercial use on …

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Dwave Systems will be commercially releasing a new 1152 qubit quantum annealing system in March 2015

Dr. Colin P. Williams [CPW], Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships for D-Wave Systems provided answers in an email interview with Nextbigfuture. 1. How is Dwave doing with the 2048 qubit system ? [CPW] D-Wave is making fantastic progress in fabricating ever-larger processors. In fact, we will be releasing our new 1,152-qubit “Washington” processor …

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Dwave 512 qubit quantum computer faster than any supercomputer for optimization problems of interest to Google with about 21 petaflop equivalent

In tests last September, an independent researcher found that for some types of problems the Dwave quantum computer was 3,600 times faster than a traditional intel quadcore workstation (2.4 Ghz quadcore chips with 16 GB of memory and about 420 GFlops). According to a D-Wave official, the machine performed even better in Google’s tests, which …

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CIA and Jeff Bezos Bet on Dwave Systems’ Adiabatic Quantum Computing

Technology Review – Bezos and In-Q-Tel (CIA Investment arm) are in a group of investors who are betting $30 million on DWave Systems If the bet works out, some of the world’s thorniest computing problems, such as the hunt for new drugs or efforts to build artificial intelligence, would become dramatically less challenging. D-Wave’s supercooled …

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D-Wave Systems sells its first Quantum Computing System to Lockheed Martin Corporation

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) has entered into an agreement to purchase a quantum computing system from D-Wave Systems Inc. Lockheed Martin and D-Wave will collaborate to realize the benefits of a computing platform based upon a quantum annealing processor, as applied to some of Lockheed Martin’s most challenging computation problems. The multi-year contract includes …

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Supercomputer Conference: Possible Exascale Disruption and the Best Technical Papers

The Supercomputer conference is Nov 15-20, 2008. Technological developments in several areas have the potential to impact exascale supercomputer systems in a very disruptive way. These technologies could lead to viable exascale systems in the 2015-2020 timeframe. Four technologies are: * Quantum computing [Dwave Systems] * Flash storage Sun Micro has introduced high performance flash …

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Dwave System 28 qubit system coverage

Nanowerk covers the Dwave systems demo of a 28 qubit quantum computer system. “Advancing the machine to 28 qubits in such a short space of time lends credibility to our claim of having a scaleable architecture,” stated Herb Martin, D-Wave’s CEO. “Our product roadmap takes us to 512 qubits in the second quarter of 2008 …

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