Here is a short break from the sparse coding mayhem. A recent paper by some interesting folks appeared today on the arxiv. They ran some experiments on the Rainier-based system at USC.
Here is some of what they found:
Our experiments have demonstrated that quantum annealing with more than one hundred qubits takes place in the D-Wave One device… the device has sufficient ground state quantum coherence to realise a quantum annealing of a transverse field Ising model.
Here is a link to the arxiv paper.