DENSO delivers technical support in D-WAVE project using quantum systems to combat COVID-19
01 April 2020
DENSO Corporation is joining a project from D-Wave Systems Inc., a leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems, software, and services and the first commercial supplier of quantum computers, to give anyone working on problems related to the COVID-19 free, immediate access to the company’s quantum computer.
As researchers in every industry such as medical care and infection prevention are trying to find solutions, the initiative comes in response to a request from the Canadian government for solutions to the pandemic across industries.
Unrestricted, free access to D-Wave’s quantum computers via “Leap2” is available immediately to not only Canadian users, but also anyone working on COVID-19 response in the 35 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia where access is available to the Leap quantum cloud service. Hybrid quantum and classical solutions could help these researchers, but they require both free, unfettered access to the hybrid quantum systems and quantum expertise.
DENSO has rich background in quantum computing such as research on efficiency improvement of factory. To utilize the experiments and philosophy of collaboration guided it to join the coalition, and to do what it can to help overcome COVID-19 crisis, DENSO will help others to translate real-world problems into those that can be solved by quantum formulation and support to develop faster solution algorithms.