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It is a metaheuristic for finding the global minimum of a given objective function over a given set of candidate solutions (candidate states), by a process using quantum fluctuations. (Wikipedia)

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Is there proof that the D-wave (one) is a quantum computer and is effective?

I'm admittedly a novice in this field, but I have read that, while the D-wave (one) is an interesting device, there is some skepticism regarding it being 1) useful and 2) actually a 'quantum computer'....
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What precisely is quantum annealing?

Many people are interested in the subject of quantum annealing, as an application of quantum technologies, not least because of D-WAVE's work on the subject. The Wikipedia article on quantum annealing ...
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Why is it crucial that the initial Hamiltonian does not commute with the final Hamiltonian in adiabatic quantum computation?

I've read in many sources and books on adiabatic quantum computation (AQC) that it is crucial for the initial Hamiltonian $\hat{H}_i$ to not commute with the final Hamiltonian $\hat{H}_f$, i.e. $\left[...
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What is the difference between quantum annealing and adiabatic quantum computation models?

From what I understood, there seems to be a difference between quantum annealing and adiabatic quantum computation models but the only thing I found on this subject implies some strange results (see ...
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Q1Q2Q3 coupling in qubo file

When we expand the Ising model we have one component with 3 qbits like Q1Q2Q3. But in qubo file we can only set coupling for 2 qbit only. How should I set this 3-qbit element to qubo file?
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Level of advantage provided by annealing for traveling salesman

My understanding is that there seems to be some confidence that quantum annealing will provide a speedup for problems like the traveling salesman, due to the efficiency provided by, ex, quantum ...