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This is awesome. I didn't see any mention of how much real quantum hardware is available. I guess it must be extremely expensive, or else they would quickly become unavailable due to curious people tinkering.

(Also, how do you know that they are actually running your code on quantum hardware instead of a simulation?)

>I guess it must be extremely expensive

Any quantum computing hardware I see is covered in gold, so I'd say yes.

There are simulation codes, but IBM makes their old machines publicly available. I wish I had time to look it up for you, but if you are interested that should give you a lead.

It stands to reason that the D-Wave offering will be running on real hardware, since you can sign up to run stuff on a D-Wave directly from their own site already.

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