The “1Qbit” company, founded about a year ago, is dedicated exclusively to writing software for D-Wave’s “quantum computer” (There is no indication from their flashy website that they are writing software for gate model QCs. Their main and only product so far is “Integer Optimization Toolbox”, which is useless for anything but a D-Wave computer). They’ve already opened 2 offices, one in Vancouver and another in Toronto, Canada. I’m sure an office in Silicon Valley will soon follow. Their publicity department has been quite the busy beaver. They’ve even produced their own page in Wikipedia at the tender age of one year.
All they need now is a machine that doesn’t decohere in a few nanoseconds and a software product that does something, anything, better than the classical competition. We’ll see what happens. Reminds me of mayflies (an ephemeral), an insect that gets to fly for approximately only one day, and then it dies.