Quantum computing is not a familiar topic to most people, nor is programming a quantum computer. Our tutorials provide background information for those interested in understanding quantum computers and how to program them.

How D-Wave processors are built, and how they use the physics of spin systems to implement quantum computation The aim of this document is to describe how a quantum computer is physically built, how quantum bits and their associated circuitry are created, addressed, and controlled, and what is happening inside the computer when programmers send information to a D-Wave quantum machine.


D-Wave has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals including Nature, Science, Physical Review and others. There are also many other papers written by independent scientists about the D-Wave technology. You can find links to them from the publications page.

Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1663 Magazine, July 2016

"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."

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