Pricing and availability
The Digital Annealer is available as-a-service on a subscription basis, including technical and consulting services, support and optional additional consultancy for solution development. It can be deployed as a cloud hosted or on-premises service. The second generation of Fujitsu’s Digital Annealer is available to customers for proof of concepts, with general availability scheduled for April 2019.
Digital Annealer on show at Hannover Messe
Visitors to the Hannover Messe (HMI) 2019 trade show will be able to see the Digital Annealer in action on the Fujitsu booth (E16) in Hall 7. Demonstrations will focus on how the manufacturing industry can benefit from process optimization thanks to Fujitsu’s quantum-inspired Digital Annealing technology.
Notes to editors
1The power behind the Digital Annealer lies in Fujitsu’s Digital Annealing Unit (DAU), a processor that leverages innovations in ultra-high-density circuit integration and high-performance processing. The groundbreaking architecture is inspired by the key characteristics of quantum computing: superposition, quantum tunneling and entanglement, enabling the Digital Annealer to evaluate multiple potential options simultaneously – delivering lightning fast insights. The first generation of Digital Annealer remains a unique and viable solution to many complex combinatory problems needing rapid, practical solutions. The second generation Digital Annealer expands the scale of problems that can be solved from the 1,024 bits of the first generation, launched in May 2018, to 8,192 bits and an increase in computational precision. This leads to substantial gains in precision and performance for enhanced problem-solving and new applications, expanding by a factor of one hundred the complexity that the second generation Digital Annealer can tackle now.
2The Digital Annealer is provided as-a-service by Fujitsu. Industry-standard APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) are part of a cloud service along with comprehensive integration and support services to complement the Digital Annealer architecture, enabling businesses to spend more time innovating rather than integrating new technology.
3The Digital Annealer operates at room temperature, in comparison to the near absolute zero (-273.15°C) environment that is required for regular quantum computing solutions – which therefore require more energy in power and cooling.
4Single items have interdependencies. For example, as a stand-alone item, a box of nails has a low value, but this increases when combined with a hammer. The number of stars is assumed as being 1022.
5This figure is based on optimizing an HQLA portfolio using both traditional techniques on a conventional cloud service and the Digital Annealer.
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Date: 07 March, 2019
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