Alphr: Google and NASA are exploring quantum computing with the D-Wave 2

Nicole Kobie

"Google and NASA are using a D-Wave 2X quantum computer that’s 100 million times faster than existing top-end machines"

Quantum computing again? Haven’t we been hearing about this for years?

The idea of trading bits for qubits – which can be a one, zero or both simultaneously – isn’t new. But for the first time, someone’s making the concept work on real-world computing problems. Google and NASA have been studying how quantum systems can advance artificial intelligence and machine learning, and solve difficult optimisation problems, using hardware from quantum firm D-Wave. It’s the latter challenge, called quantum annealing, that’s generating fresh excitement, with the researchers solving a major problem using the D-Wave 2X, which could help bring quantum computing into the mainstream.

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