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Money talks, and that's all quantum maker D-Wave has to say

Patrick Thibodeau | July 16, 2014
The quantum computing technology developed by D-Wave gets ongoing scientific debate, but it's also getting money, US$28 million last week, bringing its total funding to about US$150 million.

The company said its approach will not only deliver entirely new forms of computing capability, but will be able to tackle compute problems that take a lot of computation, such as optimization problems, machine learning and sampling systems or Monte Carlo simulations.

Feldman said the "main impediment" for the company "is they have to prove that the technology works, that people can write software for it, and whether it's practical to use."

Brownell urged patience by asking people to remember what computing was like 40 years ago.

"This is the dawn of the quantum computing age," Brownell said. "We're sort of like Intel back in 1975."


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