D-Wave’s Year of Computing Dangerously (IEEE Spectrum)

A 512-qubit quantum computing system. Credit: Courtesy of D-Wave Systems Inc.

When in 1935 physicist Erwin Schrödinger proposed his thought experiment involving a cat that could be both dead and alive, he could have been talking about D-Wave Systems. The Canadian start-up is the maker of what it claims is the world’s first commercial-scale quantum computer. But exactly what its computer does and how well it does it remain as frustratingly unknown as the health of Schrödinger’s poor puss. READ MORE HERE

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