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October 01, 2020

Are Technica: D-Wave Releases its Next-Generation Quantum Annealing Chip

Author: 
John Timmer
What's it take to make a chip with over a million Josephson junctions?

 

"Today, quantum computing company D-Wave is announcing the availability of its next-generation quantum annealer, a specialized processor that uses quantum effects to solve optimization and minimization problems. The hardware itself isn't much of a surprise—D-Wave was discussing its details months ago—but D-Wave talked with Ars about the challenges of building a chip with over a million individual quantum devices. And the company is coupling the hardware's release to the availability of a new software stack that functions a bit like middleware between the quantum hardware and classical computers."

Read the full article on Ars Technica.