NY Times: Quantum Computing Research May Back Controversial Company

"In the fight to prove it really has developed a quantum computer, D-Wave Systems may have won a big round.

In a paper published on arXiv.org, researchers from University College London, and the University of Southern California compared the data obtained from a D-Wave computer with three possible explanations from classical physics, and one from the type of quantum computing that D-Wave is pursuing. None of the classical outcomes fit the data, while the quantum outcome fit the data from the machine."

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