D-Wave Adiabatic Quantum Computing System to be Installed at NASA's Ames Research Center
May 17, 2013 (HE75U – updated May 23). D-Wave Systems, Inc. (http://www.dwavesys.com/), the company working to commercialize quantum computation using superconducting technologies, announced that its new 512-bit adiabatic quantum computing system, the D-Wave Two, will be installed at the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. This lab is located near Google headquarters and is a collaboration of NASA, Google and the Universities Space Research Association. The Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab is focusing on machine learning to enable personalized internet search, predictions of traffic congestion based on GPS data, facial and voice recognition, biological behavior, etc. The installation of D-Wave Two has already begun at the center, and the system is expected to be available to researchers during 3rd quarter of 2013.
The D-Wave One, a 128-bit version of adiabatic quantum computing system, was acquired by Lockheed Martin Corporation in May of 2011 and installed at Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. This is the first confirmed delivery of superconducting cryogenic technology for computing applications. The results from extensive evaluation of the D-Wave One can be found athttp://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/1304.4595. Earlier this year Lockheed-Martin purchased an upgrade of their system to D-Wave Two.
The 14th International Superconducting Electronics Conference (ISEC 2013), Cambridge, MA (July 7-11, 2013) will feature an invited presentation of D-Wave Systems, Inc. on Superconducting Quantum Annealing Processor. For more information on the ISEC technical program and conference registration information please visit http://www.isec-2013.org/.