…In February of 2022, Agnostiq released a study providing the present state-of-the-art for solving combinatorial optimization problems on real, noisy gate-model quantum computers. Although the study was primarily focused on the optimization of discrete financial portfolios, the work is much more general with consequences for other industrially important problems including vehicle routing, task scheduling and facility location services…

…Although hotly debated, many believe that such problems will be best solved using near-future quantum processors; a much sought-after achievement of quantum supremacy for useful problems. All of the above companies now ask: “given present-generation noisy quantum computers, how far are we along the path to possible quantum supremacy?”…

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