D-Wave Systems will host a three-hour seminar on Quantum Computing at ISC 2016. Designed to teach HPC users more about quantum computing and how it might be applied to their most complex computing problems, the no-cost event takes place June 20 at the Frankfurt Marriott.
Over the past year investment in quantum computing research has skyrocketed worldwide, as has interest in the potential of this revolutionary technology. D-Wave, the first quantum computing company, released its 1000+ qubit D-Wave 2X system, which has been installed at NASA Ames, Los Alamos National Lab and USC/Lockheed Martin. Recent benchmark results from Google demonstrated a 100,000,000 times speedup over a classical system for a specific type of problem, and numerous other third parties showed the potential for the technology in areas ranging from database query optimization to portfolio optimization to deep learning.
“As the first quantum computing company, the D-Wave mission is to integrate new discoveries in physics, engineering, manufacturing, and computer science into breakthrough approaches to computation to help solve some of the world’s most complex challenges. Our flagship product, the D-Wave 2X computer system, is built around a novel type of superconducting processor that uses quantum mechanics to massively accelerate computation. D-Wave’s customers include some of the world’s most prominent organizations including Lockheed Martin, Google, NASA and Los Alamos National Labs.”