We posted a new arxiv preprint today. It is called “Architectural considerations in the design of a superconducting quantum annealing processor”. You can download it here.
It describes how Vesuvius came to be. It is a great story — I think you will like it.
It is like a science fiction detective story outlining in a first hand experience kind of way what it’s like to be on the front lines of a brand new technology. I seriously couldn’t stop reading it once I started. If you’re interested in what it’s really like to work here on this type of stuff, you should read it.