D-Wave Systems will install a quantum computing platform at Los Alamos National Laboratory early next year to support the labâ€™s research collaboration efforts with universities and within the Energy Department.
Los Alamos and its research partners will use the D-Wave 2X system to study potential capabilities of quantum annealing technology as part of the National Strategic Computing Initiative,Â D-Wave said Wednesday.
President Barack Obama established the initiative in July through an executive order in an effort to leverage the use of high-performance computing systems to advanceÂ scientific research efforts and achieve economic competitiveness.
â€œAs conventional computers reach their limits in terms of scaling and performance per watt, we need to investigate new technologies to support our mission,â€ said Mark Anderson of the weapons physics directorate at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The D-Wave 2x computing system works to accommodate computing workloads using quantum mechanics and has a maximum power requirement of up to 25 kilowatts.