[ISN] Lockheed Martin Bets Big on Quantum Computing

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 04:07:21 -0500 (CDT)

By Keir Thomas
May 28, 2011

Defense contractor Lockeed Martin Corp. is betting big on the promise of 
quantum computing.

The company recently shelled out big money to Canadian firm D-Wave for 
the world's first commercial quantum computer.

D-Wave says quantum computers can be used to solve hard problems that 
ordinarily take too long even for supercomputers. Some examples: 
Financial risk analysis, object recognition in images, computer vision, 
and bioinformatics -- the types of analytical thinking that people are 
good at, but computers find difficult.

The shiny new D-Wave One sold to Lockheed Martin comes with a team of 
researchers who will work closely with the company in the years ahead to 
get the most from the system. The companies were mum on the purchase 


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