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Google Announces Results From Two Years of Testing on Quantum Computers Made by Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company, D-Wave Systems

NEW YORK, Dec. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes that yesterday NASA, Google and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) hosted a tour of the jointly run Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory located at the NASA’s Ames Research Center which houses one of D-Wave’s 1,097-qubit D-Wave 2XTM quantum computers. At this event, Google announced that D-Wave’s quantum computer was able to find solutions to complicated problems of nearly 1,000 variables up to 108 (100,000,000) times faster than classical computers.

You may read Google’s full discussion of these results at http://googleresearch.blogspot.ca/2015/12/when-can-quantum-annealing-win.html.

We are also excited to note that Google’s announcement was profiled in multiple articles published online following the event. The following link provides a list of such articles on Google’s news search platform: https://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=dZiX84H9efiibMMsnNfEluViQM_dM&q=d-wave+systems&lr=English&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiu4JDKhM7JAhVR5GMKHeqQDpcQqgIILDAB.

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