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Every so often, Google and IBM like to flex their developments in quantum computing (Google last year claimed it had achieved quantum supremacy), a highly complex way of crunching data to potentially solve problems much faster than classical computing. But they are not the only players. Enter a company called D-Wave, which claims its new Advantage platform is the most powerful quantum computer in the world, and ready for businesses to use. According to D-Wave, it system contains more than 5,000 qubits and 15-way qubit connectivity, along with a "hybrid solver service that can run problems with up to one million variables," or up to 20,000 variables on "dense problems." I'm not sure how exactly... Read more...
Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association have announced that they'll collaborate in purchasing the second $10 million dollar D-Wave Two quantum computing system on the market. The system will deploy to NASA's Ames Research Center, and should be online by the fall of this year, where it'll be put to work solving particular types of problems. Before we delve into that, let's talk a bit about what a quantum computer is -- and what it isn't. Quantum Annealment A quantum computer is a computer that uses quantum information to store data. In a classical computer, data is stored electrically, via a 0 (off) or a 1 (on). Quantum bits (called Qubits) can exist in a superposition of... Read more...