Dollaz wrote with a link to the International Business Times, which questions the authenticity of D-Wave's Quantum computing
. We discussed the 'Sudoku playing' computer
yesterday, but scientists in the field have expressed a lot of distrust of the company's findings. The machine was not available for inspection during or after the demo, and even if the technology was working as intended there is some doubt that it can be scaled. The article points out that "notwithstanding lofty claims in the company's press release about creating the world's first commercial quantum computer, D-Wave Chief Executive Herb Martin emphasized that the machine is not a true quantum computer and is instead a kind of special-purpose machine that uses some quantum mechanics to solve problems."
Good to see people in the field questioning 'breakthroughs'.