Quantum Computing - A new resource for HPC
17 Feb 2014 - 17 Feb 2014

Date: 17 February 2014, Monday
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
Venue: Level 17, Charles Babbage Room, 1 Fusionopolis Way,Connexis South, Singapore 138632

Speaker: Dr Colin Williams and Mr Bill Trestrail, D-wave Systems

Abstract

D-Wave is the first company which claims to have built a Quantum Computer.  We will be hosting D-Wave experts at A*CRC on the 17th and 18th of February. 

D-Wave Two, a 512 qubit quantum computer has already been bought by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Google and Lockheed-Martin, and there are reports of it's unprecedented superiority over a traditional digital computers for special classes of complex problems.

Dr Colin Williams, Director of Strategic Partner and Mr Bill Trestrail, General Manager - Asia Pacific from D-wave Systems will provide a presentation on how the D-Wave 2 Quantum Computer can be implemented in conjunction with existing HPC resources to solve complex computational problems. During this presentation an understanding of how the D-Wave adiabatic quantum machine works, how it can be integrated into existing HPC workflows and the sorts of use cases in which the technology could be employed.

The D-Wave Two system has a wide variety of potential use cases in discrete optimisation, machine learning and sampling.

 

A second in-depth discussion session is planned on 18 Feb at 10 am, where Dr Williams will talk on specific use cases of Quantum Computing algorithms and application areas.  All interested are welcome.

D-Wave is the first company which claims to have built a Quantum Computer.  We will be hosting D-Wave experts at A*CRC on the 17th and 18th of February. 

D-Wave Two, a 512 qubit quantum computer has already been bought by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Google and Lockheed-Martin, and there are reports of it's unprecedented superiority over a traditional digital computers for special classes of complex problems.

Dr Colin Williams, Director of Strategic Partner and Mr Bill Trestrail, General Manager - Asia Pacific from D-wave Systems will provide a presentation on how the D-Wave 2 Quantum Computer can be implemented in conjunction with existing HPC resources to solve complex computational problems. During this presentation an understanding of how the D-Wave adiabatic quantum machine works, how it can be integrated into existing HPC workflows and the sorts of use cases in which the technology could be employed.

The D-Wave Two system has a wide variety of potential use cases in discrete optimisation, machine learning and sampling.


A second in-depth discussion session is planned on 18 Feb at 10 am, where Dr Williams will talk on specific use cases of Quantum Computing algorithms and application areas.  All interested are welcome.

Biography

Dr Williams is Director of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships at D-Wave Systems Inc. where he works with corporate and government clients to explore how D-Wave quantum computing technology could enhance their products and services.

 

Dr Williams holds a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from the University of Edinburgh, a M.Sc. and D.I.C. in atmospheric physics and dynamics from Imperial College, University of London, and a B.Sc. (with Hons.) in mathematical physics from the University of Nottingham. He was formerly a research assistant in general relativity & quantum cosmology to Prof. Stephen W. Hawking, at the University of Cambridge, a research scientist at Xerox PARC, and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University.

 

No of Participants:  63

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