Friday, 17 May 2013

NASA & Google Team Up To Explore Quantum Computing

On Thursday 16th May 2013 I appeared on BBC Radio 4's Material World programme with Dr Geordie Rose, Chief Technical officer at D-Wave Systems, the company who developed this computer, and to discuss whether the DWave system is quantum computing or not. You can hear the programme here.

The discussion was triggered by the news that one of these "quantum" computers is to be installed at NASA's Ames research centre. It will be shared between Google, NASA, and researchers via the Universities Space Research Agency, providing access to a machine which is up to 3600 times faster than a conventional computer.