D-Wave – Natural Quantum Computation (Google Workshop on Quantum Biology)

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Google Workshop on Quantum Biology
D-Wave: Natural Quantum Computation
Presented by Geordie Rose
October 22, 2010


Description and philosophy of the D-Wave superconducting processor and quantum annealing algorithms.

About the speaker: Geordie Rose is a founder and CTO of D-Wave. He is known as a leading advocate for quantum computing and physics-based processor design, and has been invited to speak on these topics in venues ranging from the 2003 TED Conference to Supercomputing 2008.

His innovative and ambitious approach to building quantum computing technology has received coverage in MIT Technology Review magazine, The Economist, New Scientist, Scientific American and Science magazines, and one of his business strategies was profiled in a Harvard Business School case study. He has received several awards and accolades for his work with D-Wave, including being short-listed for a 2005 World Technology Award.

Dr. Rose holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of British Columbia, specializing in quantum effects in materials. While at McMaster University, he graduated first in his class with a BEng in Engineering Physics, specializing in semiconductor engineering.


Chris Sun says:

At key points in human history civilization took a leap forward because people discovered a new way of exploiting nature – farming, industrial revolution , information revolution

Chris Sun says:

Natural quantum computation
Behavior at the macro scale

Scale at the low scale to scale at

Goddess Anisah says:

They do not know how cold interstellar space is. All of this is made up nonsense.

Juice Vic says:

So it's like going from carburator to fuel injection? Lol

ben insan says:

Dont worry u never find it

John Doe says:

5:30 we're the ship landed..
Any one help.. hello what dimension are you in can we be friends……..

Dan Kelly says:

I wanted science. What I got was a presentation as if I was a potential investor.

Robert Galletta says:

Quanta is a kind of frequency. Can't you trap quanta in a frequency field to stabilize it ? Also, for every job there is an atom suited to it. Find the right atom for hot Q computing.

vincent cowboy says:

That's because god is a bearded bloke 🙂

Magnus Jensen says:

You have no idéa how stupid that comment is.

bighand69 says:

There a specialist sets of problems that can run on the D-wave but they are unique.

There is a reason why NASA,Google, and Lockheed Martin all have partnerships with D-wave.

Cell phones are not based upon qubits and it is wrong to draw a direct comparison between the two.

Dravel says:

Maybe I am, but I know there's benefits in using the Newtonian model in systems where quantum effects are negligible.

arian kiani says:

You are stupid that can't understand what he is talking about.

Dravel says:

so he doesn't understand why we simplify things? what a stupid man. 😛

Zoltán Morvai says:

Well, the pic at 11m really resembles something like that.

Forth Fortimer says:

Experts are sceptic. Quantum expert Vazirani said: "Their claimed speedup over classical algorithms appears to be based on a misunderstanding of [my paper on adiabatic quantum computing]. That speed up unfortunately does not hold in the setting at hand, and therefore D-Wave's "quantum computer" even if it turns out to be a true quantum computer, and even if it can be scaled to thousands of qubits, would likely not be more powerful than a cell phone."

Gail Ayres says:

I'm curious if a quantum computer could crack our quantum like program or if it would become a congeiled mess? Please respond!

jonaswox says:

You are not right. Cubit's "contains" 2^(qubits)=states

rewtnode says:

and bet you're right at least were the chatter among them goes: D:Wave got a big boosting investment directly linked to the CIA.

PintLasher says:

Faith in humanity is restored….. we need a 2012 talk!! I can't believe how great this is especially since we realized that certain microorganisms make use of quantum tunneling as an essential part of their metabolism…What else in the biotic world, be it metabolism, biological processing (brains), or using their senses in navigating the world around them is way ahead of us in terms of practicality??

zoomzoomsd says:

actually the cia already has a D-Wave, and we might be too late. unless we're millionares and buy a D-Wave.

Johnny Chimpo says:

Naah. I bet that dark pools or hedge funds are already deploying Quantum Computers to control the market

tellthetruthyoumoron says:

this is a new toy for the warloving military scum. I bet all my money that a even more sophisticated d-wave is already working for cia, navy or airforce.

Alexander Riccio says:

Where is the video he talked about showing at the end?

mytec23 says:

This guy asks why do scientists draw the line between macro and QM, becuase QM scale doesnt make any sense in the macro world!

MK Warlock says:

Hail to that brother, same here!

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