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Franco Lettieri

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Message 46094 - Posted: 23 Oct 2012, 22:54:11 UTC

Hi, I was wondering if you are familiar with a Vancouver, Canada computing company called D Wave. It could present a major disruptive force in the World of high speed/performance computing. This leads me to believe it could affect Boinc in the future. Here are links to the website and an M.I.T. Technology Review article. I hope to hear your opinions about this company that has intrigued the U.S. C.I.A., Google, Amazon and Lockheed Martin to invest in it.


http://www.technologyreview.com/news/429429/the-cia-and-jeff-bezos-bet-on-quantum-computing/


http://www.dwavesys.com

http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/08/d-wave-quantum-computer-solves-protein-folding-problem.html
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Richard Haselgrove
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Message 46095 - Posted: 23 Oct 2012, 22:59:48 UTC - in response to Message 46094.  

For a while, they ran a BOINC project called AQUA@home, and helped with testing the infrastructure for multi-threaded CPU applications. They also tried GPU computing, both cuda (which ran in production mode for a while) and OpenCL (which never made it off the test bench).

They shut down the BOINC side of their operations in about July 2011.
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Franco Lettieri

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Message 46097 - Posted: 23 Oct 2012, 23:04:08 UTC - in response to Message 46095.  

Interesting. Do you think this company will ever live up to its explosive potential?
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