10-14 July 2016
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
Paper Submission is Open!! Registration for CCP2016 Conference will be open at the registration desk @ St. George's Hotel reception area on Sunday 10 July / Welcome Dinner at 18:30 SAST.

INVITED SPEAKER: Quantum vs classical optimization: A status update on the arms race


Prof. Helmut G. Katzgraber (Texas A&M University)

Abstract content <br> &nbsp; (Max 300 words)<br><a href="http://events.saip.org.za/getFile.py/access?resId=0&materialId=0&confId=34" target="_blank">Formatting &<br>Special chars</a>

Can quantum computers indeed meet the promise of doing complex calculations faster than classical computers based on transistor technologies? While the holy grail of a programmable universal quantum computer will probably still take decades to reach, one can already begin to answer this question by testing programmable quantum annealing machines that are currently being built. These machines, such as the D-Wave 2X, use a non-mainstream method known as adiabatic quantum annealing to perform optimization tasks. In this talk I summarize the most recent benchmarking results on quantum optimization machines.

Primary author

Prof. Helmut G. Katzgraber (Texas A&M University)


Dr Alejandro Perdomo-Ortiz (NASA) Mr Andrew J. Ochoa (Texas A&M University) Dr Firas Hamze (D-Wave Systems Inc.) Mr Humberto Munoz-Bauza (Texas A&M University) Dr Salvatore Mandra (Harvard University) Dr Stefan Schnabel (Leipzig University) Dr Wenlong Wang (Texas A&M University) Dr Zheng Zhu (Texas A&M University)

Presentation Materials

There are no materials yet.