Tag: D-Wave

The World's First Quantum Computer Finds A Buyer, But Questions About Its Abilities Remain

By Veronique Greenwood | June 1, 2011 12:38 pm

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D-Wave says its chips use quantum mechanics to solve gargantuan problems.

What’s the News: Quantum computing is so complex an idea that even experts have a hard time telling whether a computer is actually “quantum.” But D-Wave Systems, a startup that’s made news and drawn skepticism over the last four years for claiming to have developed a quantum computer, has just made their first sale, to the defense contractor Lockheed Martin. And recent research shows that despite the suspicions D-Wave has endured, there may be at least something to their claim.

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