June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: Quantum Computing
Time: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
11:30 am - 01:00 pm
Room:   Hall 1
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:01:00 pm - 02:15 pm Lunch
Chair:   Rupak Biswas, NASA Ames Research Center
Abstract:   The core of many real-world problems consists of extremely difficult combinatorial optimization challenges that cannot be solved accurately by classical supercomputers in a realistic time frame. Such problems frequently occur in the areas of image classification, complex decision systems, machine autonomy, verification and validation, planning and scheduling, and others. A key reason for this difficulty is that classical computing systems as they are architected today are not designed to handle the exponential growth in computational complexity as the number of variables increases. In contrast, quantum computers use a physical evolution process that harnesses quantum mechanical effects. In this session, the speakers will present their experiences with a 512-qubit D-Wave Two system that utilizes a process known as quantum annealing to solve this class of hard optimization problems.  
Presentations: NASA Embarks on the Quantum Computing Path
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  Rupak Biswas, NASA Ames Research Center
Benchmark Experiments with the D-Wave Two Quantum Annealer
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  Hartmut Neven, Google
Computing with the D-Wave Processor at USC: Quantumness Tests & the Road Toward Applications
12:30 pm - 01:00 pm
  Federico Spedalieri, USC