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Keen for much-hyped quantum computing to finally land? Don't expect it for a decade

Michael Wojcik Silver badge

don't bother asking D-Wave

D-Wave, which sells quantum computing hardware

D-Wave sell adiabatic quantum computing hardware (assuming they're not just selling snake oil). That's very little like general quantum computing hardware.

Adiabatic QC is fine if you can represent your problem as annealing a spin glass. (Fine, but maybe not useful; last I checked, it wasn't clear that there were many real-world problems for which AQC provided any real-world advantage.) It doesn't solve problems in BQP in better-than-deterministic-computing time.

Asking D-Wave to comment on this report is like asking a manufacturer of roller skates to comment on the automobile industry.

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