Recent developments in quantum annealing


Troyer, Zintchenko and Brown (ETH Zurich) summary on recent developments in quantum annealing.

On December 7, researchers at Google have reported evidence for significant quantum effects on the latest D-Wave 2X device using problem instances that are designed to be hard for thermal annealing algorithms but easy for quantum annealers (

Matthias Troyer (member of the Virtual Institute for Quantum Theory) together with Ilia Zintchenko and Ethan Brown (ETH Zurich) has written a brief report meant to give a technical summary of the results to scientists. The report is available here.