How Cold Is It?

The D-Wave™ system contains a QPU that must be must be kept at a temperature near absolute zero and isolated from the surrounding environment in order to behave quantum mechanically. 

These cryogenic temperatures are achieved using a closed-loop cryogenic dilution refrigerator system. The QPU operates at temperatures below 20 mK.  That is approximately 200 times colder than interstellar space!  


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