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March 04, 2013

USC Researchers Discuss their Dwave Adiabatic Quantum Computer Experiences

1. USC researchers discuss their experiences using, testing and experimenting with the Dwave Adiabatic quantum computer.

* Experimental results are consistent with quantum system and not classical system
* Scaling looks promising
* System is surprising robust against noise

Dwave Scaling
128 qubits (2010)
512 qubits (first produced late in 2011, but commercializing now)
1024 qubits (estimate 2013)
2048 qubits (estimate 2014)
4096 qubits (estimate 2015)
8192 qubits (estimate 2016)
64000 qubits 2020 estimate
1 million qubits 2025 estimate
64 million qubits 2030 estimate




Besides Logistics some of the biggest potential problems that Dwave's Adiabatic Quantum system can address are artificial intelligence and machine learning. DWAve quantum systems with millions of qubits could be very useful in accelerating machine learning and artificial intelligence

2. Silicon Valley corporate technology leader, Steven M. Cakebread has accepted key roles with the company, as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer.



Cakebread served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Autodesk and Silicon Graphics World Trade.

"It's a privilege to be part of the next big leap in computing," stated Cakebread. "Classical processors have a new partner and there's no limit to how far humanity can advance with the power of quantum computers. Clearly, D-Wave is leading this next generation of computing.

3. A new iPad app developed by Lockheed featuring D-Wave technology.



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