D-Wave’s Annealer-type Quantum Computer Up to the Test. 
U.S.
Government laboratories, NASA, and Lockheed Martin are running D-Wave’s quantum annealer through the ringer.  Not necessarily to solve hard problems as envisioned, but to gain insight and experience on how to approach these puzzles from the new quantum computing mindset.  Applications sought to be developed are looking to enhance traffic routing, financial system prediction, and election outcomes.

What is D-Wave’s part in this?  The labs and agencies mentioned have invested time and funds into the D-Wave quantum annealer system.  The researchers are looking for ways to map their problems specifically to D-Wave’s architecture.  Doing so, they hope, will prepare their organizations for the quantum computing revolution to come.

Reference is found at Gizmodo Australia…