Gigaom: Solving the unsolvable: A quantum boost for supercomputing

D-Wave CEO Vern Brownell explains how quantum computers can complement high performance computers to solve previously unsolvable problems.

"Quantum computing and high-performance computing (HPC) may seem like competitive approaches to solving complex problems, as they’re both designed to perform calculations at unmatched speeds, but they are in fact naturally complementary technologies. Each has different strengths, and using them together can provide much faster answers to problems that were once too big and complex to solve than either can alone."

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