7 May 2018 Tokyo - MDR Corporation, a Japanese company located in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo, has signed an agreement with D-Wave Systems Inc., an expert in quantum computing systems and software, to use D-Wave's quantum computers to develop quantum computing applications for machine learning and optimization problems. MDR develops hardware, middleware and applications for quantum computing, and collaborates with Japanese domestic companies, organisations and universities.
"Quantum computing is of considerable value in areas such as finance, security and drug discovery", stated MDR's CEO Yuichiro Minato. "However, to use quantum computing effectively, suitable mathematical models need to be developed. MDR has developed and provides the 'Wildcat' SDK, which is used to perform quantum simulations, particularly for quantum annealing. D-Wave's quantum computers are based on quantum annealing and will thus enable MDR to explore our algorithms using real hardware. One of our objectives is to build demonstrations of applications for quantum machine learning, including deep learning, and powerful tools for finance, automotive and drug discovery."
"Combining MDR's expertise in developing tools and applications with D-Wave's expertise in quantum computing will benefit Japanese organisations who want to understand how this advanced technology will provide value to their business", stated Bo Ewald, president D-Wave International. "We are pleased to be collaborating with MDR on this effort to provide new tools that will help advance the state quantum computing."