First results of a proper race between D-Wave’s quantum machine and conventional software

Now the first results of a proper race between D-Wave’s quantum machine and conventional software on a regular computer have come out, and they look good for the Vancouver company (although they don’t address the question of whether quantum or conventional physics are what makes its chips work).

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/514686/d-waves-quantum-computer-goes-to-the-races-wins/

Here is the paper:

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/business/quantum-study.pdf

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