Scientists dubious of quantum computer claims
"MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) – Quantum computing is such an elusive goal that [B]even the company claiming to have the “world’s first commercial quantum computer” acknowledged it isn’t entirely sure the machine is performing true quantum calculations[/B].
And independent quantum computing researchers said they are dubious of some of the claims made by D-Wave Systems Inc. because the privately held Canadian company has not yet submitted its findings for peer review, a standard step for gaining acceptance in scientific circles.
D-Wave held its first public demonstration Tuesday of a machine it claims uses quantum mechanics to solve a certain type of problems, such as searching a database for matching molecular structures.
[B]But the company did not make the machine available for inspection and instead showed video from a remote location, saying it was too sensitive to be easily transported[/B]."