Article D-Wave Unveils Quieter, Higher-Performance 2000Q Quantum Processor

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This quantum computing thing is start to sound like room temp fusion.
In what way?

If you're expecting to have a quantum CPU in your home, nobody is forecasting that. These machines currently require impractical amounts of refrigeration and EMI protection, and there's no clear way around that. That doesn't mean quantum computing won't happen, just that it will be limited to cloud computing. It's still a big deal.
 

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I wonder if there's a Debian .iso to load on it?
No, they don't work like normal computers. They're actually a lot more like analog computers.

It's a bit like this:

...except you don't physically connect wires. But, you still have to configure the weights to represent a problem, let it perform quantum annealing, and then read out the results.

That's not a fast operation. It's way too slow for anything realtime or interactive, which is why it's not amenable to general AI.
 
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