Historic Opening of the World’s First Quantum Computing Centre

October 28 2011 was a historic and thrilling day for us. The first D-Wave One system residing outside of D-Wave’s headquarters has been installed in its new home at USC’s Information Sciences Institute in Marina Del Rey, California. Last week, senior officials from Lockheed Martin and USC came together to celebrate the official opening of this new facility.

Those that attended on behalf of D-Wave were amazed and thrilled at the effort, vision, commitment and enthusiasm that USC and Lockheed demonstrated by the high level representatives of each organization.

USC and Lockheed have built an impressive facility to house the machine and organized a raft of programs, research and educational approaches to provide training and access to the massive computational power that the system makes available.

Here are some early press articles covering the event.

Here are some pictures taken at the event.

In the belly of the beast; Paul Lee, Steve West, Haig Farris and Rick Nathan

Paul Lee, Eric, Vern and me with Lockheed Martin executives

Me, Eric Ladizinsky, David Fransen (Canadian Consul Gneneral) and Daniel Lidar (USC professor)

D-Wavers in front of the awesome machine.

Vern Brownell, Dean of Engineering Dr. Yannis Yortsos, Lockheed Martin CTO Dr. Ray Johnson, and USC Information Sciences Institute Executive Director Dr. Herb Schorr cutting the ribbon.

USC Viterbi Dean of Engineering Dr. Yannis Yortsos


Ribbon cutting room

USC-Lockheed Martin QC Center opening

Even parking is quantum…

Celebratory lunch following ribbon cutting

Still going strong... recruiting programmers and researchers to the fold.

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