[ExI] D-Wave's Quantum Computer

Joshua Job joshjob42 at gmail.com
Wed May 22 22:12:37 UTC 2013

They are general purpose, in principle. But speed improvements will likely
only come from special problems, and their fragility and likely low average
clock speed will mean they will likely never be anything more than a
special purpose chip component, sort of like a GPU or arithmetic module.
-Joshua Job. (I'm a grad student in the field)
On May 22, 2013 2:23 PM, "Kelly Anderson" <kellycoinguy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 2:45 PM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
>> Scott Aaronson, the official chief D-Wave Skeptic and all-around smart
>> guy, has a nice post where he tears into the issue: (starts below the two
>> updates at the top)
>> http://www.scottaaronson.com/**blog/?p=1400<http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=1400>
>> He thinks we are *finally* seeing evidence for quantum behaviour, but has
>> arguments why there was no real speed advantage over classical simulated
>> annealing, and points out that if the hype cycle continues like it has,
>> soon we will end up with a "quantum winter" where the entire field will be
>> regarded as a hopeless chimera.
> Even in the most optimistic scenarios, are quantum computers general
> purpose computing machines? Or are they simply machines that are capable of
> solving a certain class of problem extremely rapidly?
> -Kelly
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