Comments for Wavewatching http://wavewatching.net Observations on the nascent quantum computing industry & physics Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:24:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Comment on Fusion and Other News – Memory Hole Rescue by Henning Dekant http://wavewatching.net/2014/07/07/fusion-and-other-news-memory-hole-rescue/#comment-81597 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:24:00 +0000 http://wavewatching.net/?p=3203#comment-81597 No doubt VASIMR is similar in that they are also seeking to leap frog conventional wisdom. Bold and audacious, very much hope they’ll succeed. If they do asteroid mining will look far less pie in the sky.

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Comment on Fusion and Other News – Memory Hole Rescue by Ramsey http://wavewatching.net/2014/07/07/fusion-and-other-news-memory-hole-rescue/#comment-81587 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:04:26 +0000 http://wavewatching.net/?p=3203#comment-81587 Also a fan of General Fusion and like D-wave, these guys have cojones! You just notice the spirit of innovation in them and determination against all odds, sometimes in a very amusing way. They even buy stuff at Costco, as mentioned in this article:

“If you can’t buy it at a Costco, Home Depot or
Canadian Tire, it doesn’t go into the machine.”

http://www.bcbusiness.ca/tech-science/the-audacity-of-general-fusion?page=2

Both companies I believe have the same financial backers which probably explain their real-world approaches to research. Still thinking about this approach versus academic research.

Since I’m in the mood for (over) sharing, I find the VASIMR rocket (to Mars) also very interesting which is very promising but no less controversial as D-wave and General Fusion.

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Comment on Fusion and Other News – Memory Hole Rescue by Elangel Exterminador http://wavewatching.net/2014/07/07/fusion-and-other-news-memory-hole-rescue/#comment-81579 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:05:13 +0000 http://wavewatching.net/?p=3203#comment-81579 At last! I hear the whisper behind the door, “space, the final frontier..”

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Comment on Just in Case You Want to Simulate an Ising Spin Glass Model by Sol Warda http://wavewatching.net/2014/06/18/just-in-case-you-want-to-simulate-an-ising-spin-glass-model/#comment-81571 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:38:58 +0000 http://wavewatching.net/?p=3192#comment-81571 Henning: I posted a comment on the above interview with Dr. M. Troyer, the link of which is in my above comment of June 19, 2014. If you click on it, you will see his response which I, Geordie and Dr. H. Neven disagree with!!. All three of us disagree on the number of cores they used to compare. Dr. Troyer says they used one CPU with eight cores. Also, Jean-Francois Puget of IBM (France) wants to compare his “optimised” CPLEX using his classical machine with 32 cores!. Dr. Neven rejects that and says “we typically compare to a one core CPU”. Hence, the ongoing bitching!!.

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Comment on Just in Case You Want to Simulate an Ising Spin Glass Model by LB http://wavewatching.net/2014/06/18/just-in-case-you-want-to-simulate-an-ising-spin-glass-model/#comment-81570 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:15:39 +0000 http://wavewatching.net/?p=3192#comment-81570 I’ve just come across your blog for the first time and have read a few articles. It’s refreshing reading original thoughts on the current state and future of quantum computing rather than glancing at writers who merely regurgitate the same old stuff. I wonder if you’ve heard of this guy? https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7224999.Mark_J_Solomon – I figure you would have some philosophical thoughts about the future of quantum computing in addition to technological/scientific ones.

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Comment on Just in Case You Want to Simulate an Ising Spin Glass Model by Henning Dekant http://wavewatching.net/2014/06/18/just-in-case-you-want-to-simulate-an-ising-spin-glass-model/#comment-81554 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 03:16:46 +0000 http://wavewatching.net/?p=3192#comment-81554 Very interesting tidbit about the later slides. Will be interesting to see what will get publish in the end.

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Comment on Just in Case You Want to Simulate an Ising Spin Glass Model by Sol Warda http://wavewatching.net/2014/06/18/just-in-case-you-want-to-simulate-an-ising-spin-glass-model/#comment-81553 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 01:39:46 +0000 http://wavewatching.net/?p=3192#comment-81553 Henning: I forwarded the above link to Alex Selby and he said this:

Sol Warda says:

23 June 2014 at 15:07

Hello Alex: I wonder if you have seen this latest study of benchmarking the DW2 against some optimised software, including yours, by Dr. Itay Hen of USC’s ISI, at a recent conference on Adiabatic Quantum Computation. Thanks:

http://www.isi.edu/sites/default/files/top_level/events/aqc2014/day4-talk4-Hen.pdf

Alex Selby says:

24 June 2014 at 01:20

Yes, I saw that and it looks very interesting. (By the way, the author informs me that we should disregard the slides after p.46 as these were not meant to be included in the upload and may possibly be erroneous.)

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Comment on Just in Case You Want to Simulate an Ising Spin Glass Model by ramsey http://wavewatching.net/2014/06/18/just-in-case-you-want-to-simulate-an-ising-spin-glass-model/#comment-81552 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 04:04:19 +0000 http://wavewatching.net/?p=3192#comment-81552 Wow, nice job Sol, I was looking for this presentation everwhere on the Internet
Thx,
Not Henning ;)

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Comment on Just in Case You Want to Simulate an Ising Spin Glass Model by Sol Warda http://wavewatching.net/2014/06/18/just-in-case-you-want-to-simulate-an-ising-spin-glass-model/#comment-81551 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:01:21 +0000 http://wavewatching.net/?p=3192#comment-81551 Hi Henning: What do think of this new study of DW2 by Dr. I. Hen of NASA AI Lab. With your physicist eye, you might glean from it much more than my naïve eye. Thanks.

http://www.isi.edu/sites/default/files/top_level/events/aqc2014/day4-talk4-Hen.pdf

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Comment on Just in Case You Want to Simulate an Ising Spin Glass Model by Henning Dekant http://wavewatching.net/2014/06/18/just-in-case-you-want-to-simulate-an-ising-spin-glass-model/#comment-81549 Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:55:21 +0000 http://wavewatching.net/?p=3192#comment-81549 Interesting observation. My understanding is that every summation is masked as the chip physically implements the Ising model. That’s great for artificial neural networks but unfortunately not for cellular network kind of calculations.

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