Wednesday, March 28, 2007

D-Wave Systems - The Quantum Computing Company "D-Wave Systems is the world's first and only source of quantum computing for commercial application. We believe quantum technology in concert with classical, digital processors, can and will represent broad and significant advancements in the application of computer science."

In February 2007, D-Wave unveiled and demonstrated this technology publicly for the first time. The company plans to deliver field-deployable systems in 2008.

Building a commercial-scale quantum computer processor was — and is — a daunting task. D-Wave’s strategy was to enter into collaborative partnerships with world-renowned researchers having access to significant capital infrastructure, while retaining all intellectual property developed. Each institution in this network was responsible for delivering some critical part of a future commercial processor. Partners included theoretical physicists, chemists, electrical engineers, cryogenics experts, applied physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists. These partnerships were managed and led by D-Wave. All results were systematically reviewed, catalogued, and placed in the context of state-of-the-art developments both internal and external to the company's effort.