D-Wave ScaleUp Animation - Rose's Law
D-Wave is working to radically change what it is possible to do with computers. Founded in 1999, D-Wave’s mission is to integrate new discoveries in physics and computer science into breakthrough new approaches to computation. The company’s flagship product, the D-Wave One, is built around a novel type of superconducting processor that uses quantum mechanics to massively accelerate computation. In 2010 Lockheed Martin purchased serial number 1, completing the historic world’s first sale of a quantum computer. With headquarters near Vancouver, Canada, its U.S. offices, as well as its superconducting chip foundry, are located in Silicon Valley. D Wave has a blue-chip investor base including Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Harris & Harris Group, Goldman Sachs, International Investment and Underwriting, Growthworks, Kensington Partners Limited, and Business Development Bank of Canada. In 2011, the company created a dedicated applications team to put quantum computers to work solving industry-scale machine learning and optimization problems. Gartner Group analysts named D-Wave 2012 Cool Vendor in High-Performance Computing and Extreme-Low-Energy Servers.