peetm writes: "Computing company D-Wave has announced that they’re selling a quantum computing system commerically, which they’re calling the D-Wave One. The D-Wave system comes equipped with a 128-qubit processor that’s designed to perform discrete optimization operations. A qubit is the basic unit of quantum information – analogous to a bit in conventional computing. For a broader understanding of how qubits work, check out Ars Technica‘s excellent guide."
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