Category Archives: D-Wave

The Church of D-Wave

Are You a BDeliever? Science and religion have a difficult relationship, and sometimes they combine in the most obscure manner, such as when Scientology was conceived.  The latter seems to have lost a lot of its appeal and followers, but it … Continue reading

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He Said She Said – How Blogs are Changing the Scientific Discourse

The debate about D-Wave’s “quantumness” shows no signs of abating, hitting a new high note with the company being prominently featured on Time magazine’s recent cover, prompting a dissection of the article on Scott Aaronson’s blog. This was quickly followed … Continue reading

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One Video to Rule Them All

Updated below This is essentially an extended update to my last D-Wave post. Rather than stick it there, I think it is important enough to merit its own post.  The reason being, I wish I could make anybody who plans … Continue reading

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Scott Aaronson (again) resigns as chief D-Wave critic and endorses their experiments

An exercise in positive spin. Update below. The English language is astoundingly malleable. It feels almost as if it was tailor made for marketing spin. I noticed this long ago (feels like a lifetime) when working in a position that … Continue reading

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Quantum Computing Interrupted

This is the second part of my write-up on my recent visit to D-Wave. The first one can be found here. The recent shut-down of the US government had wide spread repercussions. One of the side-effects was that NASA had … Continue reading

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The D-Wave Phenomenon

This is my first installment of the write-up on my recent visit to D-Wave in Burnaby, BC. No matter where you stand on the merits of D-Wave technology, there is no doubt they have already made computing history. Transistors have … Continue reading

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Out of the AI Winter and into the Cold

Any quantum computer using superconducting Josephson junctions will have to be operated at extremely low temperatures. The D-Wave machine, for instance, runs at about 20 mK, which is much colder than anything in nature (including deep space). A logarithmic scale … Continue reading

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Septimana Mirabilis – Major Quantum Information Technology Breakthroughs

Update 4: The award for the funniest photo commentary on this imbroglio goes to Robert Tucci. Update 3: Congratulations to D-Wave for their  recent sale of the D-Wave Two machine to  the non-profit Space Research Association  – to be used collaboratively by Google and NASA. (h/t … Continue reading

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Stretching Quantum Computing Credulity

Update: Corrected text (h/t Geordie) My interest in D-Wave prompted me to start this blog, and it is no secret that I expect the company to deliver products that will have a significant impact on the IT market. Yet, to this day, … Continue reading

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The Dark Horse of Quantum Computing

Updated below. Recently, Science magazine prominently featured Quantum Information Processing on their cover:   The periodical has a great track record in publishing on QIS, and this is the main reason why I subscribe to it. Unfortunatelly, reading this issue, … Continue reading

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