Digital Annealer - Quantum Computing Technology, Delivered Today
Optimize and innovate with Fujitsu’s Quantum-Inspired computing technology - performance that is generations ahead
Fujitsu Digital Annealer provides an alternative to quantum computing technology, which is at present both very expensive and difficult to run. Using a digital circuit design inspired by quantum phenomena, the Digital Annealer focuses on rapidly solving complex combinatorial optimization problems without the added complications and costs typically associated with quantum computing methods.
The Digital Annealer computational architecture bridges the gap to the quantum world and paves the way for much faster, more efficient solving of today’s business problems. Our quantum-inspired computing solution is designed to solve large-scale combinatorial optimization problems which are unsolvable using today’s classical computers.
Optimize and innovate with the Digital Annealer technology solution
Fujitsu IT Products Limited required a solution to optimize routing and in-stock parts placement. By reducing the time required to select parts and the distance covered by optimizing routes, shelf layout, and parts placement, Digital Annealer effectively reduced the overall travel distance by 45%.
Fujitsu Digital Annealer Quantum-Inspired Services
Our Digital Annealer offering is comprised of Technical and Cloud Services to help businesses optimize and transform operations.
Automotive: Factory Optimization
Car manufacturers are looking to improve production efficiencies in order to accelerate deployment of new vehicles. Tasks include logistics improvements, vehicle design and robotics optimization. Digital Annealer-powered production aims to identify errors and flaws such as corrosion, defects, and quality issues immediately improving overall production planning and ultimately vehicle delivery.
Bio/Material Science: Faster Molecular Similarity Search
Chemical and pharmaceutical laboratories use molecular similarity searching, which partially extracts molecule characteristics to search for new substances and to develop new drugs. Digital Annealer powered research explores entire molecular structures without relying on extraction, thereby enabling accurate, instant similarity searching.
Banking and Financial Services: Low-Risk Portfolio Optimization
Within Banking and Financial Services, the Digital Annealer powered portfolio solution finds the ideal investment allocation to maximize returns by grouping stocks that correlate with price variations, enabling portfolios to be managed with accuracy and reduced risk. The Digital Annealer solution can instantly find the best permutation from among 20 or more stocks (equivalent to more than one quintillion permutations).
Distribution: Warehouse Inventory Management
In factories and distribution warehouses, the time it takes workers to walk around picking parts can be lengthy. Using the Digital Annealer within its own factory environment, the Fujitsu IT services team was able to optimize routes and in-stock part placement, enabling workers to successfully reduce distance traveled by up to 45%, significantly increasing productivity.
Retail: Personalized Digital Marketing
Using the Digital Annealer, marketing agencies and retail companies can accurately and instantly deliver personalized content to existing and prospective customers through engaging and targeted web content, thereby influencing their purchase decisions.
Quantum Computing Business Insight - Harnessing quantum to build the computers of the future.
Quantum computing is moving from physics theory to business reality. 1QBit CEO Andrew Fursman outlines how the promised surge in processing power could help solve some of the world’s most intractable problems.
Global Partner Collaboration
Fujitsu remains committed to developing leading technology to serve global customers, and close collaboration with partners is essential to supporting our customers’ success. We have established a strategic partnership agreement with Canadian company, 1QBit - the only vendor of commercial quantum computer software, and an innovation hub with the internationally renowned University of Toronto.
Our goal is to advance quantum-inspired and optimization technologies and services for the benefit of our customers.
Fujitsu opens new research lab in Toronto to accelerate the implementation of Digital Annealer for societal benefit.
Fujitsu opens new research lab in Toronto to accelerate the implementation of Digital Annealer for societal benefit. On March 14, 2018 at the University of Toronto, Fujitsu held the opening ceremony for the Fujitsu Co-Creation Research Laboratory at the University of Toronto. The laboratory is Fujitsu’s new research hub that will accelerate the research of innovative computing technologies including Digital Annealer.
The world’s only vendor of commercial quantum computer software (as of December 2017). 2015 Technology Pioneer Award winner at the World Economic Forum.
Of course, our relationship with Fujitsu is a real honor for all of us here at 1QBit. 1QBit has been working with a number of companies that are focused on producing quantum hardware, but the Fujitsu Digital Annealer is one of the first pieces of really usable hardware that can leverage all of the research that 1QBit has engineered over the past four years.
Digital Annealer Press Releases
- March 07, 2019
- Fujitsu Digital Annealer Revolutionizes Problem Solving with Quantum Acceleration
- January 15, 2019
- Fujitsu and TC3 Promote Quantum Inspired Digital Annealer Next-Generation Architecture in Topcoder Contest
- December 21, 2018
- Fujitsu Launches Next Generation Quantum-Inspired Digital Annealer Service
- October 02, 2018
- Fujitsu Drives Quantum-Inspired Project to Help Solve NatWest’s Complex Optimization Challenges
- May 15, 2018
- Fujitsu Quantum-Inspired Digital Annealer Cloud Service to Rapidly Resolve Combinatorial Optimization Problems
- September 20, 2017
- Fujitsu Technology Facilitates Application of Combinatorial Optimization Methods to Real-World Problems
- September 20, 2017
- Fujitsu Laboratories and University of Toronto Enter Strategic Partnership
- May 16, 2017
- Fujitsu and 1QBit Collaborate on Quantum Inspired AI Cloud Service
- October 20, 2016
- Fujitsu Laboratories Develops New Architecture that Rivals Quantum Computers in Utility