Here is a nice shot of two D-Wave OneTM systems being tested in the lab!
There is an high-level introductory article written over at physicsandcake explaining how a renewed interest in ‘co-design’ in the field of High Performance Computing relates to D-Wave’s processors and approach to solving problems. Co-design is usually described as the development of software which is designed to exploit features of special purpose hardware, or vice-versa. Here is a link to the post:
It’s been a long ride down for SGI, and now that it’s finally over, it comes almost as a relief, like when a beloved relative who has been suffering in pain for years with a terminal disease, a mere shadow of former self, finally passes. It gives us one last chance to light candles, join hands, and remember an icon that once exemplified Silicon Valley greatness.