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2014-09-03 06:02:31

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the world’s largest consumer technology companies is entering into the quantum computing market, as Google announced this week that it plans to team with researchers at UC Santa Barbara to build processors based on superconducting electronics. The Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, which was launched by Google in May, is operated out of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffat Field, California and uses a quantum computer...

D-Wave Chip Passes Rigorous Tests
2014-03-05 13:50:44

University of Southern California With cutting-edge technology, sometimes the first step scientists face is just making sure it actually works as intended. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is home to the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center (QCC), a super-cooled, magnetically shielded facility specially built to house the first commercially available quantum computing processors – devices so advanced that there are only two in use outside the Canadian lab where they were...

D-Wave Quantum Optimizer Quantum Computing
2013-07-03 10:15:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Quantum computing company D-Wave Systems has made impressive inroads in demonstrating how their quantum optimizer can have real-world applications. The company has sold their system to Google and Lockheed Martin in recent months, and appears to have made another step forward in demonstrating that their machine is not performing classical simulated annealing. Annealing is a process in which a physical system slowly relaxes, and...

Quantum Supercomputing Facility Brings NASA And Google Together
2013-05-19 06:37:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google and NASA are joining forces to create a new research laboratory that will use a quantum supercomputer to study artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to various media reports. The Mountain View, California-based computing company and the US space agency´s new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab will be hosted at the Ames Research Center in California and will include a quantum supercomputer supplied by...

D-Wave Quantum Computer Passes Important Computing Test
2013-05-09 17:57:32

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Quantum computing just took a step from theory to practice with a test that took place at Amherst College in Massachusetts. An experimental quantum computer developed by D-Wave Systems was able to solve a problem 3,600 times faster than a conventional computer, the New York Times reports. Catherine McGeoch, the Beitzel Professor in Technology and Society in the computer science department at Amherst College administered the test....


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