White Paper
Boosting integer factoring performance via quantum annealing offsets
Evgeny Andriyash, Zhengbing Bian, Fabian Chudak, Marshall Drew-Brook, Andrew D. King, William G. Macready, Aidan Roy

D-Wave quantum computing systems now allow a user to advance or delay the annealing path of individual qubits through the anneal offsets feature. Here we demonstrate the potential of this feature by using it in an integer factoring circuit. Offsets allow the user to homogenize dynamics of various computational elements in the circuit. This gives a remarkable improvement over baseline performance, in some cases making the computation more than 1000 times faster.