: D-Wave to deploy on-premise quantum computer in Alabama

Jun 18, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Quantum computing firm D-Wave will be placing an Advantage system on-premise at a new site operated by defense company Davidson Technologies. The QPU will be located at Davidson’s new global headquarters in Huntsville and placed in a secure facility developed to run sensitive applications.

“Davidson has a track record of embracing emerging and advanced technologies to address unique and critical national defense challenges and protect our nation’s interests,” said Dr. Alan Baratz, CEO of D-Wave. “By placing an Advantage quantum computing system onsite at Davidson’s headquarters and creating a unique environment for operation, we’re opening up opportunities to tackle the US government’s most pressing computational problems.”

“By housing the second US-based Advantage quantum computer at our facility in Huntsville, we will provide our government customers with unprecedented access to quantum computing technology in our facility,” said Dale Moore, president of Davidson Technologies. “We’re honored to host a D-Wave Advantage computer and believe this will greatly advance quantum’s role in national security, as we support the critical mission of defending the US and its allies, both at home and abroad.”