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D-Wave Shows Annealing Quantum Prototype

PALO ALTO, Calif. & BURNABY, B.C. — June 16, 2022 — Quantum computing company D-Wave Systems today announced it is showcasing an experimental prototype of the next-generation Advantage2 annealing quantum computer in the Leap quantum cloud service. The quantum prototype is available for use today. D-Wave said the prototype has 500+ qubits, woven together in the […]

NEC: First Unit Cell for Scaling up to a Fully-connected Quantum Annealing Architecture

Tokyo, March 17, 2022 – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) has developed the world’s first LHZ scheme (*1) unit cell facilitating scaling up to a fully-connected architecture using superconducting parametron (*2) quantum bits (qubits). NEC has succeeded in demonstrating quantum annealing operations using these qubits, which will enable high accuracy calculations. Via this achievement, NEC has made […]

D-Wave’s Cross-platform Offering to Cover Annealing and Gate-model Quantum Computers

BURNABY, B.C. — October 5, 2021 – Quantum computing systems and software company D-Wave Systems Inc. today said at its annual user conference, Qubits, it has released a performance update to its Advantage quantum system, a new hybrid solver in the company’s Leap quantum cloud service, and showed a preview of its next-generation quantum platform […]

NEC Launches ‘Quantum-inspired’ Simulated Annealing Service Using Vector Supercomputers

NEC Corporation has announced the launch of the “NEC Vector Annealing Service,” a quantum-inspired simulated annealing service that uses a vector supercomputer, as well as the launch of educational services that enable participants to learn about quantum computers and how to use simulated annealing machines, according to the company. NEC said it will start offering […]

D-Wave, Los Alamos Isolate Emergent Magnetic Monopoles Using Quantum-annealing Computer

Using a D-Wave quantum-annealing computer as a testbed, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have shown that it is possible to isolate so-called emergent magnetic monopoles, a class of quasiparticles, creating a new approach to developing “materials by design.” “We wanted to study emergent magnetic monopoles by exploiting the collective dynamics of qubits,” said Cristiano […]

New Paper: Practical Annealing-Based Quantum Computing

Researchers at D-Wave Systems have published a new paper on Practical Annealing-Based Quantum Computing. “According to the paper, quantum annealing is the viable way forward to connect quantum hardware to real-world applications. Providing annealing-based QPUs as part of a complete computing platform within a declarative paradigm has made this nascent technology accessible for many users who, in turn, are helping to drive this approach forward.”

Practical Annealing-Based Quantum Computing

This paper provides an overview of quantum computers based on the annealing paradigm and manufactured by D-Wave is given. An introductory survey of this approach to quantum computing (QC), together with a snapshot of what is known about performance, is presented. Evidence-based predictions about developments in this region of the QC space are presented.