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Contrary to popular belief, a quantum computer isn't just a computer that has a substantially faster-processing capability. It actually doesn't process common computer bits in terms of 1s and 0s at all. Rather, a quantum computer processes what we call quantum bits, or qubits as the more popular term, so don't expect to play your favourite video game on a quantum computer just yet!

D-Wave is a quantum computing service that was founded in 1999, and offers in-house processing and complex computer processing services to organisations involved in scientific research, national defence and others that require ultra-complex processing.

The D-Wave quantum computer makes use of quantum dynamics to speed up and enable efficient methods for computer problem solving and optimisation. It fuses machine learning with artificial intelligence, combined with processor-hungry qubits, to perform millions of complex tasks simultaneously. This combination delivers results at a fraction of the time any other bit-based consumer computer will ever be capable of performing.

Furthermore, the incredible team at D-Wave has also developed and released open-source software, which enables developers to design and build third-party applications. This allows them to develop a familiar computer language for systems to make use of their quantum computers, without having to understand or learn the underlying physics of the D-Wave quantum computing system.

Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel, Linus Tech Tips, on Unboxing A Quantum Computer...

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