Actually, that was a lame comment – I didn’t mean to put anyone on the spot there, and I understand how challenging this is. I’ve just been very exited to see how far Farhi’s result can be extended. If you don’t mind me asking, how far out have you pushed his simulation results?

Hi Rob: You can extract the minimum gap (which is related to the scaling of the runtime of the quantum adiabatic algorithms) using quantum monte carlo techniques for up to about 100-200 qubits. As an example see http://arxiv.org/abs/0803.3971 .

Are you going to be demonstrating a 512 qubit chip soon? Really looking forward to it! I believe in you folks. ðŸ™‚

Yeah, when r u demonstrating stuff? We wanna see!

Actually, that was a lame comment – I didn’t mean to put anyone on the spot there, and I understand how challenging this is. I’ve just been very exited to see how far Farhi’s result can be extended. If you don’t mind me asking, how far out have you pushed his simulation results?

Hi Rob: You can extract the minimum gap (which is related to the scaling of the runtime of the quantum adiabatic algorithms) using quantum monte carlo techniques for up to about 100-200 qubits. As an example see http://arxiv.org/abs/0803.3971 .

Geordie,

Thanks, that’s the sort of paper/result I was looking for.