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Friday, January 15, 2016

Google: D-Wave 2X Quantum Computer Is 100 Million Times Faster Than Today's Machines

Google Quantum Computer Could Launch AI Arms Race

Washington Post | December 28, 2015

Ever since the 1980s, researchers have been working on the development of a quantum computer that would be exponentially more powerful than any digital computers that exist today. And now Google, in collaboration with NASA, says it has a quantum computer that works.
Google claims the D-Wave 2X is 100 million times as fast as any of today’s machines. As a result, it could theoretically complete calculations within seconds to a problem that might take a digital computer 10,000 years.


This structure of metal plates is necessary to cool and shield quantum chips. Source:

<more at; related links: (Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory website) and (Google’s Quantum Dream Machine. Physicist John Martinis could deliver one of the holy grails of computing to Google—a machine that dramatically speeds up today’s applications and makes new ones possible. December 18, 2015)>

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