D-Wave Leap Quantum Cloud Service comes to Europe and Japan

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Today D-Wave Systems announced the geographic expansion of its Leap quantum cloud service to 33 countries in Europe and Asia. According to the company, Leap is the only cloud-based service to provide real-time access to a live quantum computer, as well as open- source development tools, interactive demos, educational resources, and knowledge base articles.

The future of practical quantum computing relies on giving more developers and researchers the access and tools they need to build quantum applications. Expanding Leap globally and bringing customers from around the world together to share their work is critically important to realizing that vision,” said Vern Brownell, CEO of D-Wave. “I’ve never been more confident that true practical quantum applications are within reach in the near future. The range and robustness of early applications from our customers continues to grow, and customers are starting to see early value in using quantum computing to address real-world business problems.”

The expansion is announced as D-Wave kicks off its semi-annual users’ conference, Qubits in Milan, Italy. The two-day conference brings together dozens of customers from around the world, including Volkswagen, BAE Systems, Recruit Communications, DENSO, GE Research, and Data Reply; healthcare and science firms including WuXi NextCODE Genomics, OTI Lumionics, and Peptone; and academic and government organizations including DLR, USRA, Cineca, Tohoku University, and LMU Munich.

Customers have built over 150 early applications on D-Wave computers to date. Qubits attendees will present over two dozen of these new projects and early applications in transportation, online commerce, healthcare, automotive, and other industries.
Selected talks at the conference include:

  • Quantum computing algorithms for optimized planning and scheduling
  • Building a hybrid algorithm that will be used as part of a smart mobility solution
  • Inferring correlation between future stock returns and their features
  • Applications of quantum annealing for blockchain and allocation of television commercials
  • Quantum annealing–based optimizations of robotic movement in manufacturing
  • Optimizing flight gate assignment
  • Capacitated vehicle routing
  • Quantum chemistry calculations
  • Quantitative financial reverse stress testing

We believe quantum computing is set to change our world in profound ways, providing solutions to some of the toughest problems in seconds,” said Masayoshi Terabe, Quantum Computing Project Leader at DENSO. “Our work with D-Wave has allowed our team and our research partners to develop early applications ranging from a traffic IoT platform, to factory automation and beyond. Expanding access to more developers and researchers around the world will only serve our efforts as we continue exploring this new frontier of innovation with colleagues here in Japan and overseas.”

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