Re: Drinking Game
They run things like 'annealing solvers', brute force algos intended for hardware not digital computers.
More efficient algos that do the same thing exist, they are designed to work on digital computers.
So Amazon will cash in because people will run brute force algos on their servers instead of the more efficient digital ones.
Once you have people running S3's drawn by the hype of QC, Amazon could then offer them a drop-in compatible distributed-CMAES or similar algo, and bang, they've got that optimizer business! Bait-and-switch!