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Everything You Always Wanted to Ask D-Wave

Jan 13, 2014 |

Whether or not the D-Wave quantum computer is in actuality a quantum computer is a debate that HPCwire has been following since the project hatched in 2007. Early critics of the system claimed that it wasn’t a “real” quantum computer. Since that time, D-Wave has been winning over supporters, including Google, NASA and Lockheed Martin. Read more…

The Promise of Quantum Money

Jan 7, 2014 |

In their continuing efforts to stop counterfeiting the United States Federal Reserve released a newly-designed $100 note with an eye-popping color palette. The newest iteration sports a decade’s worth of security advances, anti-counterfeiting measures such as holograms, raised printing and artifacts that appear to move and change color depending on the viewing angle. Despite these Read more…

UK Invests £270 Million in Quantum Computing

Dec 11, 2013 |

Last week, the UK government announced that it is investing £270 million toward quantum computing research as part of the government’s long-term economic plan. The funds will be divided among five quantum technology centers over the next five years. The initiative was announced as part of Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, delivered last week in Read more…

Carver Mead on Quantum Computing and Neuromorphic Design

Nov 25, 2013 |

Computer scientist, inventor and university physicist Carver Mead is perhaps best known for coining the phrase “Moore’s law,” helping to popularize Gordon Moore’s 1965 observation that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles about every 24 months. Mead was also instrumental in the prediction’s tremendous staying power. One of Mead’s most significant contributions Read more…

Behind the Scenes at Google’s Quantum AI Lab

Oct 23, 2013 |

“If you think you understand quantum physics, you don’t understand quantum physics.” — Richard Feynman, Quantum Theorist The first commercial quantum computer was pioneered by Canadian firm D-Wave Systems, which unveiled its first prototype, a 16-qubit superconducting adiabatic quantum processor, in 2008. This novel type of superconducting processor uses quantum mechanics to massively accelerate computation. Read more…

Toward Stable Quantum Computing

Sep 18, 2013 |

What good is computing if it’s not reliable? An international team of researchers just got a little closer to realizing the grand challenge that is practical quantum computing.

Quantum Computing for Everyone

Sep 10, 2013 |

Quantum computing is still in it infancy, but soon anyone with a Web browser will have access to an early form of this powerful computing technology thanks to the University of Bristol’s Qcloud project.

Quantum Computing Nears Commercial Adoption

Mar 22, 2013 |

Lockheed Martin puts D-Wave quantum computer to work manufacturing aircraft systems.

Quantum Physics’ Latest Parlor Trick

Oct 17, 2012 |

French-American duo wins Nobel Prize in Physics for developing methods to demonstrate bizarre quantum behavior.

Quantum Circuits Built with Conventional Silicon Materials

Sep 6, 2012 |

Researchers say approach could lead to mass-produced quantum chips.