Slidecast: Quantum Computing – A New Resource for HPC

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In this slidecast, Colin Williams from D-Wave Systems presents: Quantum Computing – A New Resource for HPC.

D-Wave was founded in 1999 with the goal of making practical quantum computing a reality. For 5 years the company worked to gather IP and ideas on all different aspects of this area. D-Wave has the support of a blue-chip investor base including Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Goldman Sachs, Harris & Harris, GrowthWorks, the Business Development Bank of Canada, and International Investment Underwriters. The company currently owns over 90 granted US patents and has over 100 pending patent applications worldwide relating to quantum computing and superconducting electronics.”

I’ve recorded hundreds of podcasts here on insideHPC, but I have to say that this is one of the most fascinating topics I’ve ever covered. In fact, the idea of using a quantum computer in tandem with a supercomputer is something I touched on in my recent Sci-Fi story, The Observer Effect.

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  1. Sharan Kalwani says

    I was fortunate enough to attend the entire length of Colin’s presentation in person and got to ask several questions. I do agree that this is indeed one of the major turning points. There have been a few blips on the quantum computing radar scans in the past, but now with some actual or tangible/tiny baby steps, there is proof that indeed we are seeing the promise slowly materializing.