D-Wave is a pioneering quantum computing company based here in BC. Like many of our clients, they’re at the forefront of their field — with their quantum technology securing over $200 million in funding and their customers including the likes of Volkswagen, DENSO, and national labs including Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
While their technology is incredibly advanced, they sought Invoke’s product expertise — our ability to uncover and analyse opportunities to create experiences at the intersection of desirability, viability, and feasibility — to translate this world class technology into a world class education experience for the engineers that use it.
The core of our engagement was working on D-Wave’s inspector tool and the visualization framework within it that helps customers understand their quantum problems. When we began working with them, the tool was functional on the small scale — visualizing the Chimera Graph (2000 qubits with 6000 couplers connecting the qubits) — but wasn’t particularly user friendly. A large-scale version was underway to visualize the Pegasus Graph (over 5000 qubits and 40,000 couplers), but it wasn’t yet accomplishing what the D-Wave team was targeting.