D-Wave Lab Tour - The Infrastructure of the D-Wave Quantum Computer
Interesting & well shot short documentary about D-Wave’s main experimental facility and their high-tech quantum computer fridge systems and quantum computing infrastructures.
Side note: Geordie Rose, CTO of D-Wave, reveals in his blog that they have built a quantum computer version of Spacewar!:
They look a lot like computers did back in the 60s. There are a lot of parallels to back then — we even built our own version of Spacewar! — except you get to play against a quantum computer. (Aside: this game — which was the world’s first quantum computer game — was called MaxCat. I own the only handwritten copy of the rules…. one of my most treasured artifacts!)
Part two is about the fridge at the cooling system, and the electronics that are used to talk to the quantum chip:
And part three looking at the quantum annealing processor:
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