Just ran our first quantum programs on Alibaba Cloud / CAS in Shanghai, China, D-Wave in Canada, and IBM in Yorktown, NY, USA
All signups were fast and easy (from data entry form to programming in 10 minutes).
Key learning? Need to better understand the programming models for both (composer 'gates' model, and python-like abstraction language). Get familiar with GitHub, Jupyter Notebooks, and most likely Python.
Jeffrey Cohen, April 24, 2019, US Advanced Computing Infrastructure Inc. Chicago Quantum.
By: Jeffrey Cohen, Founder & President of US Advanced Computing Infrastructure, Inc.
April 18, 2019
An informative, 4-hour session, with multiple speakers and ongoing Q&A.
Rene Copeland, President, D-Wave (Government) Inc. is responsible for government and university clients.
Edward (Denny) Dahl, Architect & Scientist, D-Wave Systems,
Bob Sorensen, VP for Research, Technology, and Chief Analyst for Quantum Computing (QC) at Hyperion Research. A High Performance Computing (HPC) spin-off from IDC that is 100% US owned
Dr. Joel M. Gottlieb, Senior Presales Analyst, D-Wave Systems, who helps new customers to effectively use the D-Wave systems.
Attorney, R. Paul Stimers, Partner, of the law firm K&L Gates (2).
Diane Carr, Director, Customer training.
We attended the D-Wave Systems Quantum Computing Seminar on April 10, 2019. Excellent day spent with D-Wave Systems, Government, Academic and Industry participants. Will be posting a detailed BLOG post of the event, and follow-up activities over the past 5 days.
There were two key commercial points I took from this conference: 1) continuing advances in the technology, usability, and roadmap, and 2) the attendees were looking for clear, tangible business use cases and quantifiable business benefits. In other words, what is the killer app?
Please check back for a detailed BLOG posting, along with results from the 'homework' or follow-up work based on the event. For example, Chicago Quantum joined the Airbus Quantum Challenge!
We joined the Airbus Quantum Challenge...Problem Statement 5 - Aircraft 'Cargo' Loading Optimization
On April 12, 2019, we joined the Airbus Quantum Challenge. Anyone want to join us? Problem Statement 5: Aircraft Loading Optimisation. (Cargo loading on aircraft, not passenger boarding) We have until year-end to solve this problem...
We are very open to partnering with others to solve this challenge for Airbus. The 'reward' in early 2020 would be access to quantum computer time, research and development resources, and the chance to continue developing this solution into a production system.
Click here for more information from Airbus. Call us if you want to join our team.
Strategic IT Management Consultant with a strong interest in Quantum Computing. Consulting for 29 years and this looks as interesting as cloud computing was in 2010.