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Texas A&M physicist says stronger benchmarks needed to fully quantify quantum speedup
January 28, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.An NSF-funded researcher's work caught the attention of the global research community because of a study related to the D-Wave TwoTM commercial quantum computing device's documented failure to outperform traditional computers in head-to-head speed tests. However, he has provided a plausible explanation and reason not to dismiss the device.Full Story
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