D-Wave launches the first prototype of its next-gen annealing quantum computer – Meczyki.Net

D-wave It made a name for itself with its early annealing quantum computers, and even though the company recently announced its efforts to build a superconducting gate-model quantum computer, it isn’t giving up on its quantum annealing technology. Case in point: the company made the first prototype of its next-gen Advantage 2 annealing quantum computer available in its cloud today. It’s not the full system, which will feature 7,000 qubits when it launches in 2023 or 2024, but rather a smaller 500+ qubit version meant to showcase the company’s new qubit design and its performance. zephyr topology (PDF) with 20-way inter-qubit connectivity.

“The Advantage 2 prototype is designed to share what we are learning and receive feedback from the community as we continue to build towards a complete Advantage 2 system,” said Emil Hoskinson, director, Quantum Annealing Products, D-Wave said. “Our current Advantage quantum computer was completely re-engineered from the ground up. With Advantage 2, we are pushing that envelope again – demonstrating that connectivity and noise reduction will go even further once full systems are available. Will be a delivery vehicle for greater performance. The Advantage 2 prototype is an opportunity for us to share our enthusiasm and give customers a glimpse into the future to bring quantum to their applications.

Rendering of the new Zephyr topology with 20-way inter-qubit connectivity that powers the new small-scale D-Wave Advantage 2™ Prototype Annealing Quantum Computer. Image Source: D-Wave Systems Inc.

Using the Zephyr topology, each qubit would be connected to 20 other qubits, up from the 15 in its predecessor. Pegasus FamilyWhich the current 5,000-qubit Advantage system uses.

By making this new Advantage 2 prototype available, the company argues that developers can begin testing all the core functionalities of the full-scale model. D-Wave notes that its initial benchmarking shows the Advantage 2 system has increased coherence and reduced noise noise.

Zephyr Couplers Colored

A cropped view of the Zephyr topology with one representative qubit (black dot) connected to orthogonal qubits by 16 inner couplers (green lines) and equally aligned qubits by two outer couplers (blue lines) and two odd couplers (red lines).

The new prototype is now available through D-Wave’s Leap Quantum Cloud service, which also includes access to the original Advantage system, as well as D-Wave’s quantum hybrid solver, including its new constrained quadratic model solver.