What problems can you solve on a quantum annealer?
scottalanmiller last edited by
D-Wave's systems work through a process called quantum annealing. This begins by placing a system's qubits in an absolute energy minimum. From there, the hardware gently alters the configuration of the system so that its energy landscape reflects the problem that needs to be solved. If everything goes well, all the qubits will end up with the lowest possible energy in the new landscape. Viewed literally, this will end up identifying the lowest energy state of that landscape. But if the energy landscape represents something else—some other problem restructured so that it looks like an energy minimization—the final state will represent a solution to that problem.
JasGot last edited by
lowest energy state
So is this like the "Green New Deal"? Only better? (sorry, couldn't help myself....)
RojoLoco last edited by
I guess you'd be able to strengthen metal and glass way faster...
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JaredBusch last edited by
@scottalanmiller why it's own thread?
notverypunny last edited by
Shrug I keep reading the headline as a quantum anteater.....