Tuesday, July 16, 2013

1307.3931 (Siddhartha Santra et al.)

MAX 2-SAT with up to 108 qubits    [PDF]

Siddhartha Santra, Greg Quiroz, Greg Ver Steeg, Daniel Lidar
We experimentally study the performance of a programmable quantum annealing processor, the D-Wave One (DW1) with up to 108 qubits, on maximum satisfiability problem with 2 variables per clause (MAX 2-SAT) problems. We consider ensembles of random problems characterized by a fixed clause density, an order parameter which we tune through its critical value in our experiments. We demonstrate that the DW1 is sensitive to the critical value of the clause density. The DW1 results are verified and compared with akmaxsat, an exact, state-of-the-art algorithm. We study the relative performance of the two solvers and how they correlate in terms of problem hardness. We find that the DW1 performance scales more favorably with problem size and that problem hardness correlation is essentially non-existent. We discuss the relevance and limitations of such a comparison.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.3931

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