"Adiabatic Quantum Computing with the D-Wave One"
The USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center has taken delivery of a D-Wave One adiabatic quantum computer. In this talk, we will report on our experience assessing the quantum mechanical behavior of the device and benchmarking its performance. We will present experimental results that strongly indicate that quantum annealing is indeed being performed by D-Wave One, and show how the device performs when compared to classical computers on a particular optimization problem. We will also discuss a proposal to experimentally show the presence of entanglement that is being developed in collaboration with D-Wave. We will also report briefly on early work to find applications for the D-Wave One, and other challenges to broad use of this new technology.
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