Vesuvius – a 512 Qubit quantum computer

A Vesuvius 512 Qubit chip

D-Wave, the quantum computing company, has developed a 512 Qubit quantum computer.  Codenamed, Vesuvius, D-Wave say it will be  capable of executing a massive number of computations at once, more than 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, which would take millions of years on a standard desktop PC
    D-Wave claim they will be able to use Vesuvius for:

  • Binary classification – Enables the quantum computer to be fed vast amounts of complex input data, including text, images, and videos and label the material.
  • Quantum Unsupervised Feature Learning (QUFL) – Enables the computer to learn on its own, as well as create and optimize its own programs to make itself run more efficiently.
  • Temporal QUFL – Enables the Computer to predict the future based in information it learns through Binary classification and the QUFL feature.
  • Artificial Intelligence via a Quantum Neural Network – Enables the computer to completely reconstruct the human brain’s cognitive processes and teach itself how to make better decisions and better predict the future.

Wired has a good article on quantum cloud computing in a recent issue and quantum computing is explained in the final chapter “Digital Consciousness” of the Universal Machine.


from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2012/04/vesuvius-512-qubit-quantum-computer.html

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About driwatson
I'm a New Zealand author, computer scientist and blogger specialising in Artificial Intelligence. I also have an interest in the history of computing and have just written a popular science book called "The Universal Machine - from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness."

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