DiVincenzo's criteria for quantum computation are the following:

  1. A scalable physical system with well characterized qubits.
  2. The ability to initialize the state of the qubits to a simple fiducial state.
  3. Long relevant decoherence times.
  4. A “universal” set of quantum gates.
  5. A qubit-specific measurement capability.

Are they satisfied by the D-Wave 2000Q?


This was originally part of this question but is better suited to be a separate question.

No, as point 4 is not satisfied.

The D-Wave machines are quantum annealers and thus not universal.

See this question on how to make from the D-Wave machine a universal quantum computer.

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