LANL 1663: Not Magic…Quantum

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Eleanor Hutterer
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"A nascent commercial quantum computer has arrived at Los Alamos and may solve certain problems with such astonishing speed that it would be like pulling answers out of a hat.

Quantum computers have long been on the horizon as conventional computing technologies approach their physical limits. While general-purpose quantum computers remain on the horizon for the time being, a special kind of quantum computer already exists and could be a game changer for simulation and computing tools in support of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s mission of stockpile stewardship without nuclear testing. It may also enable a slew of broader national security and computer science applications. But first, it will undoubtedly draw a vibrant community of top creative thinkers in many scientific fields to Los Alamos."

Los Alamos National Laboratory writes about their new D-Wave 2X quantum computer in their 1663 magazine. Download and read it at http://www.lanl.gov/discover/publications/1663/2016-july/not-magic-quantum.php