Lockheed Martin piece about D-Wave technology

Here is a short piece describing what Lockheed Martin and scientists at USC think about D-Wave technology.

Here is a great quote from the piece.

It’s a game changer for the corporation, it’s a game changer for our customers, and ultimately it’s a game changer for humanity. Computationally this is the equivalent of the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk.

- Greg Tallant, Research Engineering Manager, Flight Control & VMS Integration – FW, Advanced Development Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Presentation at USC – Information Sciences Institute at opening of Lockheed Martin – USC Center for Quantum Computation

Here is the presentation I gave at the opening of the Lockheed Martin – USC Center for Quantum Computation, where the first D-Wave One is installed. It is a little long but gives a good overview of our perspective on quantum computation.

The presentation is linked to from an article written by Gully Burns about his take on the opening of the Center.

D-Wave at Supercomputing 2011

I’ll be repping D-Wave at the SC11 show in Seattle on November 17th; here is a link.

Here’s some info:

D-Wave One quantum processor: technology and applications

TIME: 2:15PM – 3:00PM

Presenter(s):Geordie Rose, Sergio Boixo

ROOM:TCC 301/302

The D-Wave One processor uses quantum effects directly for information processing. This is the first commercially available system capable of doing so for tasks of practical interest. We will present an overview of the technology and applications of this chip. The technology is based on quantum annealing implemented on superconducting flux qubits. We will also talk about the use of D-Wave’s architecture to perform machine learning in a number of areas. We focus on two: verification and validation of software and validation of control systems; cheminformatics for improving organic photovoltaics as part of the Harvard Clean Energy Project.

Chair/Presenter Details:

Geordie “texugo do mel” Rose – D-Wave Systems

Sergio Boixo – Harvard University

I am trying to figure out what to wear when I rock the mic at the show. You can help. I was thinking of going with this. What do yall think.