Reply to post: Re: D-Wave processors are like GPUs

D-Wave: 'Whether or not it's quantum, it's faster'

Cuddles Silver badge

Re: D-Wave processors are like GPUs

I'm not even convinced they've done as much as that. See this quote near the end:

"two and fifteen times faster than “the best competing software (at largest problem sizes), for all but one of input class that we tested”"

They say it performs better than competing software, not hardware. And even then only sometimes. Far from being some sort of new dedicated hardware that's good at a particular task, it sounds more like a regular CPU that happens to be running some slightly better optimised software.

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