D-Wave Systems Company

D-Wave Systems is the world's first company to sell quantum computers. The company is based in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

D-Wave is a leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems, software and services. They are the only quantum computing company that builds and delivers quantum systems, cloud services, application development tools and professional services to support the end-to-end quantum journey.

What is a quantum computer?

A quantum computer is a computer that uses quantum mechanical phenomena, such as quantum superposition and quantum entanglement, to process data. It is fundamentally different from classical computers working on the basis of transistors and electrical phenomena, the subject of classical physics.

Unlike ordinary computers, which store information as bits (0 and 1), quantum computers use quantum bits or qubits – they can be 0, 1 or their superposition, i.e. both at the same time. This allows a quantum machine to perform multiple calculations in parallel, making it much faster and more powerful than a regular one that operates on a single calculation.

A full-fledged quantum computer is still a hypothetical device, and the very possibility of its construction is connected with a serious development of quantum theory in the field of particles. This work requires complex scientific experiments and is among the priorities of modern physics.

D-Wave systems use a process called quantum annealing to search for solutions to a problem. In nature, physical systems tend to evolve toward their lowest energy state: objects slide down hills, hot things cool, and so on. This behavior also applies to quantum systems.

What D-Wave Systems produce?

D-Wave One May 2011
D-Wave Two May 2013
D-Wave 2X August 2015
D-Wave 2000Q January 2017
Advantage 2020
Advantage 2 2023-2024