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.