quantum annealing

adiabatic quantum computerFujitsu Has a 1 Million Qubit Digital Emulated Quantum Annealing System in the Lab and 8192 Qubits Commercially Available

Fujitsu has a Digital Annealer with 8192 Qubits and a 1 million qubit system in the lab. This is a classical hardware emulation of quantum annealing (analog) system. This is not a quantum computer but hardware emulation. David Worral, Head …

dwave systemsD-Wave Reveals 5000+ Qubit System With a More Connected Topology

D-Wave Systems has shown its new 5000 qubit quantum annealing system that uses a vastly improved Pegasus architecture. Nextbigfuture wrote about the Pegasus architecture and the 5,640 qubit D-Wave prototype back in mid-January. D-Wave has now officially announced the 5000+ …

adiabatic quantum computerD-Wave Hybrid for Open Source Quantum Computing Workflow

D-Wave Systems announced a developer preview of D-Wave Hybrid™, a simple, open-source hybrid workflow platform for building and running quantum-classical hybrid applications. D-Wave Hybrid will become part of the Ocean software development kit within D-Wave’s Leap™ Quantum Application Environment (QAE) …

physicsD-Wave 2048 qubit annealing quantum computer performs large topological materials simulation

D-Wave Systems published a milestone study demonstrating a topological phase transition using its 2048-qubit annealing quantum computer. This complex quantum simulation of materials is a major step toward reducing the need for time-consuming and expensive physical research and development. “Observation …

physicsRigetti Computing hopes to have a functioning 128 qubit quantum computer within 12 months

Rigetti Computing has designed a microchip for quantum computers that would have more than six times as many qubits as Rigetti’s current 20 qubit machines. That would be more powerful than IBM’s 50-qubit computer and more powerful than Google’s 72-qubit …

futureD-Wave and UK Department of business trying to use quantum algorithms to improve logistics and planning

D-Wave Systems is involved in a grant-funded UK project to improve logistics and planning operations using quantum computing algorithms. The work will focus on an area known as AI/Hierarchical Task Network planning techniques, used to optimize resource management and operations …

dwaveD-Wave Quantum systems gets $20 million more in funding and talks to Softbank about hundreds of millions

D-Wave Systems, the leader in quantum computing systems and software, announced that it has met the key conditions to lock in new funding of $20 million. In April 2017, D-Wave closed on the first $30 million tranche of convertible notes …

futureQuantum hack allows quantum computing systems to tolerate 400% gain in interference

Modifying surface codes can improve quantum error correction 400 percent. The instability of qubits – the building blocks of quantum computers – means they are susceptible to error. Physicists have found that tweaking error coding can open the door to …

futureStatus of Quantum computer hardware

D-Wave Systems has commercially sold 2000 qubit quantum annealing systems. D-Wave System announced reverse annealing. Reverse annealing lets programmers start the search for the best solution at a localized spot in solution space. The system will then focus on the …

futureCurrent and near term quantum computers

The (noisy) 50-100 qubit quantum computer is coming soon. (NISQ = noisy intermediate-scale quantum computer). NISQ devices cannot be simulated by brute force using the most powerful currently existing supercomputers. NISQ will be an interesting tool for exploring physics. It …