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Title    D-Wave System Passes Rigorous Tests
Date    Thursday March 06 2014, @05:30AM
Author    LaminatorX
Topic   
from the CQluaasnstiucmal-Superposition dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/03/06/0329257

AnonTechie points us towards updates on the evaluation of D-Wave's annealing devices.

From Phys.org's reporting on the latest tests:

With cutting-edge technology, sometimes the first step scientists face is just making sure it actually works as intended. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is home to the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center (QCC), a super-cooled, magnetically shielded facility specially built to house the first commercially available quantum computing processors; devices so advanced that there are only two in use outside the Canadian lab where they were built. The first one went to USC and Lockheed Martin, and the second to NASA and Google. Since USC's facility opened in October 2011, a key task for researchers has been to determine whether D-Wave processors operate as hoped using the special laws of quantum mechanics to offer potentially higher-speed processing, instead of operating in a classical, traditional way.

(Background at Time, for those unfamiliar.)

Links

  1. "reporting on the latest tests" - http://phys.org/news/2014-03-d-wave-chip-rigorous.html
  2. "USC Viterbi School of Engineering" - http://viterbi.usc.edu/
  3. "(Background at Time, for those unfamiliar.)" - http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2164806,00.html

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