D-Wave Introduces Leap Quantum Cloud Service to Singapore

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SINGAPORE – Quantum computing systems, software and services company D-Wave Systems Inc., has announced the introduction of Leap quantum cloud service to Singapore. Developers, researchers, and businesses in Singapore can now access D-Wave’s Advantage™ quantum computer, hybrid quantum/classical solvers, and the Quantum Application Environment (QAE) in real time via Leap to drive the development of business-critical, in-production hybrid applications. In addition to access, Leap offers free developer plans, teaching and learning tools, code samples, an integrated development environment, demos, and an emerging quantum community to help users get started building and deploying quantum applications. Leap  is now available in 38 countries globally, including Singapore.

Singapore maintained its position as the world’s most digitally competitive country in 2020, after the U.S. This is according to the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking. The introduction of Leap into Singapore will provide the opportunity for developers and enterprises to accelerate digitalisation efforts across sectors. Singapore is also the regional headquarters of over 4,000 companies across industries, who can now harness the benefits of quantum application development.

“Quantum computing has the potential to speed up digitalisation across industries and has delivered significant value in industries like transportation, finance, and pharmaceuticals, all of which are thriving sectors for Singapore. Singapore is also an important research and development hub, and Leap has the ability to add significant value to this segment as well,” said Alan Baratz, CEO, D-Wave, “D-Wave is excited to bring our quantum computing solutions to Singapore, and we look forward to working with businesses here to reap the performance advantages, efficiencies, speed, and scale that quantum computing provides to enable the country’s industries to remain competitive in the region and globally.”

To date, over 250 early applications have been built with D-Wave’s systems, many using Leap. Use cases for hybrid quantum computing span industries, and include protein folding, financial modelling, scheduling, logistics, manufacturing optimization, machine learning, and route optimization, among others.

Last September, D-Wave announced the general availability of its next-generation quantum computing platform to enable and accelerate the delivery of in-production quantum computing applications at production scale.

The Advantage quantum computer and the Leap quantum cloud service include:

New Topology: The topology in Advantage makes it the most connected of any commercial quantum system in the world. In the D-Wave 2000Q system, qubits may connect to 6 other qubits. In the new Advantage system, each qubit may connect to 15 other qubits with two-and-a-half times more connectivity. Information on the topology in Advantage can be found in this white paper and a “getting started” video on how to use the new topology can be found here.

Increased Qubit Count: With more than 5,000 qubits, Advantage more than doubles the qubit count of the D-Wave 2000Q system. More qubits and richer connectivity provide quantum programmers access to a larger, denser, and more powerful graph for building commercial quantum applications.
Greater Performance & Problem Size: With up to 1 million variables, the hybrid solver service in Leap allows businesses to run large-scale, business-critical problems.  This, coupled with the new topology and more than 5,000 qubits in the Advantage system, expands the complexity and more than doubles the size of problems that can run directly on the quantum processing unit (QPU).

Expansion of Hybrid Software & Tools in Leap: Further investments in the hybrid solver service, new solver classes, ease-of-use, automation, and new tools accelerate rapid hybrid development in Python for business-scale problems.

Flexible Access: Advantage and the expanded hybrid solver services are available in the Leap quantum cloud service. All current Leap customers get immediate access with no additional charge and new customers will benefit from all the new and existing capabilities in Leap.

Ongoing Releases: D-Wave continues to bring innovations to market with additional hybrid solvers, QPUs, and software updates through the cloud. Interested users and customers can get started today with Advantage and the hybrid solver service, and will benefit from new components of the platform through Leap as they become available.

With Singapore on a journey to transform the delivery of public sector digital services and build a Smart Nation, quantum computing can also support the rapid development of national level digitisation initiatives. Users in Singapore can access the Leap quantum cloud service by signing up at cloud.dwavesys.com. All users receive one minute free of quantum processing unit (QPU) time or up to 20 minutes of free access to the hybrid solver services. Developers who upgrade and associate their GitHub accounts can get the ongoing free time on a monthly basis. D-Wave also offers custom plans for enterprises and research institutions that need more time.

About D-Wave Systems Inc.
D-Wave is the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems, software and services and is the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers. Our mission is to unlock the power of quantum computing for the world. We do this by delivering customer value with practical quantum applications for problems as diverse as logistics, artificial intelligence, materials sciences, drug discovery, cybersecurity, fault detection, and financial modelling. D-Wave’s systems are being used by some of the world’s most advanced organizations, including NEC, Volkswagen, DENSO, Lockheed Martin, USRA, USC, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. With headquarters near Vancouver, Canada, D-Wave’s US operations are based in Palo Alto, CA. D-Wave has a blue-chip investor base including PSP Investments, Goldman Sachs, BDC Capital, NEC Corp., and In-Q-Tel. For more information, visit: www.dwavesys.com.