Dwave Quantum machine goes in search of the Higgs boson

D-Wave system shows quantum computers can learn to detect particle signatures in mountains of data, but doesn’t outpace conventional methods — yet. A team has shown that a quantum circuit can learn to sift through reams of data from atom-smashing experiments in search of a new particle. Their proof-of-principle study — performed using a machine …

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Dwave sells 2000 qubit quantum annealing to Volkswagen, Virginia Tech and upgrades systems for NASA and Google

D-Wave Systems, who has commercial 2000 qubit quantum adiabatic computing systems, announced that Google, NASA, and Universities Space Research Association (USRA) have elected to upgrade their D-Wave 2X quantum computer to the new D-Wave 2000Q system, under the terms of their multi-year agreement, to support QuAIL’s pioneering research on how quantum computing can be applied …

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Dwave adiabatic quantum system can factor numbers up to 200,000 and a lot larger likely in the 40 bit range

There are adiabatic factoring algorithms and methods. Dwave is focused on optimization problems, however the system can be used to solve other problems including factoring. In November 2014, it was discovered that this 2012 adiabatic quantum computation had also factored larger numbers, the largest being 56153. A paper in 2016 discussed factoring with Dwave using …

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DWave Systems 2000 qubit adiabatic quantum computing system is now generally commercially available

D-Wave Systems Inc., the leader in quantum computing systems and software, today announced general commercial availability of the D-Wave 2000Q quantum computer. D-Wave also announced the first customer for the new system, Temporal Defense Systems Inc. (TDS), a cutting-edge cyber security firm. With 2000 qubits and new control features, the D-Wave 2000Q system can solve …

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Dwave Systems targets Quantum Computer sales to US government

D-Wave Systems is launching a Washington-focused subsidiary to sell US government customers like the Navy DWave quantum computers D-Wave, based in British Columbia, is the only company in the world currently offering a functioning quantum computer. They have sold systems, which run in the range of $10 million per computer, to three customers: Lockheed Martin, …

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Dwave Systems offers a course on programming the Dwave 2X Quantum Computer

Dwave Systems is offering a course -Programming the D-Wave 2X Quantum Computer in Finland The D-Wave 2X quantum computer uses an adiabatic architecture with niobium flux qubits integrated on silicon wafers. The programming model is error tolerant and allows for native expression of optimization problems stated over boolean variables. This underlying capability allows for the …

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Three Dwave 2X quantum computing machines installed outside of Dwave and each has over 1000 qubits

The USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center (QCC) based at the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI) has been upgraded — to 1,098 qubits from 512. The D-Wave 2X processor is enabling QCC researchers to continue their efforts to close the gap between academic research in quantum computation and real-world critical problems. “Our QCC researchers have been …

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Can Dwave Quantum Computers help save finance and prevent future financial meltdowns from flawed models

Dwave Systems and 1QB Information Technologies Inc. (1QBit), a quantum software firm, and financial industry experts today announced the launch of Quantum for Quants (quantumforquants.org), an online community designed specifically for quantitative analysts and other experts focused on complex problems in finance. Launched at the Global Derivatives Trading and Risk Management conference in Budapest, the …

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Dwave Quantum annealing compared to other algorithms and their approach versus cleaner qubits

Scott Aaronson discusses the recent Dwave – Google Quantum conputer work. In computer science, normally we care about asymptotic speedup: We care about, “What is your running time as a function of the size of the problem? Does it grow linearly? Does it grow quadratically?” The constant that’s in front — Does it take 5N …

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More investigation of the Dwave quantum annealing system in regards to speedup and quantumness of its operation

1. Alex Selby has written his own specialist solver for one class of the McGeoch and Wang benchmarks that significantly outperforms the software (and D-Wave quantum annealing machine) tested by McGeoch and Wang on those benchmarks—and who provides the Python code. Summary Preliminary conclusions * FPTYTO ~= 10^5 faster than D-Wave (439 qubit) for Quadratic …

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