Operational quantum computing center established at USC

November 1, 2011
D-Wave One quantum computer

D-Wave One quantum computer (credit: D-Wave)

USC has announced the new USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center, which will use a quantum computer from D-Wave to explore the potential of quantum computing technology for faster, more secure optimization calculations.

The D-Wave quantum computer, recently purchased by Lockheed Martin, has 128 quantum bits (qubits). The facility keeps the D-Wave hardware at near absolute zero temperatures and contains powerful shielding to block out electromagnetic interference.