The D-Wave One Quantum Computing System at ISI
Today is the formal ribbon cutting ceremony for the new D-Wave One quantum
computing system, installed at USC's ISI. This system is the first quantum
computer generally available for use in the world. The model for its use
broadly follows the supercomputer center model developed in the mid
eighties for providing high performance computing resources to researchers
in industry and academia. In this talk I will describe how you can use the
system, in particular focusing on how to build machine learning
Geordie Rose is the founder and CTO of D-Wave. He is known as a leading
advocate for quantum computing and physics-based processor design, and has been invited to speak on these topics in venues ranging from the 2003 TED Conference to Supercomputing 2011.
His innovative and ambitious approach to building quantum computing
technology has received coverage in MIT Technology Review magazine, The
Economist, New Scientist, Scientific American, Nature and Science
magazines, and one of his business strategies was profiled in a Harvard
Business School case study.
Dr. Rose holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of British
Columbia, specializing in quantum effects in materials. While at McMaster
University, he graduated first in his class with a BEng in Engineering
Physics, specializing in semiconductor engineering.