USC helps validate the authenticity of D-Wave's quantum computer

By Shawn Knight · 15 replies
Jun 29, 2013
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  1. Researchers at the University of Southern California on Friday published findings that help validate the authenticity of D-Wave’s quantum computer. Their evidence isn’t definitive proof that D-Wave has created a true quantum computer but they were able to determine that...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Very interesting! It would be great to see the quantum computing revolution.
  3. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    Hmmm once they get to 128 qubits, things start to get interesting.
  4. Does this mean I can download pron faster? Or know the next lotto numbers? Or find a girlfriend who doesn't want to 'change' me after 6 months?

    I really hope it comes with a huge subwoofer that goes "QUANTUUUM" in a deep spacial Dolby voice when you turn it on at least.
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  5. Just got off the phone with God.

    He said that he has to set limits on some things, and once we perfect the Quantum computer he will have to cause the ferals to rise up and kill all the smart people to create balance in the universe.

    Something about Zardoz, he said.

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  6. cuerdc

    cuerdc TS Enthusiast Posts: 87   +10

    I was looking for a new gaming rig hmmmmm
  7. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +344

    But can it run Crysis?

    Sorry, that's kinda obligatory so I thought I'd get it out of the way.
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  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    D-Wave has already constructed one according to Wikipedia: It is designed to run as a 128-qubit semiconducting adiabatic quantum optimization processor.
  9. Qubits_Toy

    Qubits_Toy TS Rookie

    Patterns in nature will allow optimization.
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    To me, thats actually a legitimate question. At this point in tech; if it doesn't run Crysis or similar applications, I'm not interested. I'm still waiting for a statement of how Quantum Computing can actually be used.
  11. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 474   +84

    In my humble opinion, it's just mathematical bulls***t.Quantum theory is just an exercise, not really connected to real world.Nowadays technology evolved, be ready for some surprises...
  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Think more 'server' than 'home PC'. Those jobs that run for 6 months on server farms? Done in a day. Distributed services like folding@home, etc? All possibilities done within a couple months. Modelling, simulating, it all becomes possible in better-than-real-time.

    Oh, and it presents a lovely problem for passwords. No password is safe with quantum computing. :)
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    It's still processing regardless of how it is applied. And the way they describe Quantum Computing makes for a hard sale. The way they describe Quantum Computing, every answer except for the one needed is returned. I hardly see how that can be considered processing.

    I'm still calling BS, unless they can demonstrate a much easier explanation of how it will be useful. In other words quite teasing with 0's, 1's, or whatever is between and actually show an application.
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  14. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 313   +67

    I was reading that and it seems that it does not run any sort of program, just really specialized algorithms.

    If only cloud computing was done with these.
  15. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Imagine if quantum computing doesnt even fully exist exist and we have been wasting our time these past few decades.
  16. I thought this had 512 qubits.

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