Sunday, June 10, 2012

US Patent 8195596 - Interconnected quantum processor topology

In recent years D-Wave has been on the forefront in commercializing quantum computers capable of solving computationally complex problems beyond the capability of conventional microprocessors. This is one of their latest patents including some broad claims for analog quantum processing. Claim 1 reads:

1. An analog processor system comprising:

a plurality of quantum devices forming a fully interconnected topology of at least 5 quantum devices; and

a plurality of controllable coupling devices wherein there exists a controllable coupling device between each pair of quantum devices in the plurality of quantum devices.