QPU-Specific Anneal Schedules

The Anneal Schedules spreadsheets on the QPU-Specific Characteristics page include both the standard- and fast-annealing functions as well as the normalized annealing-waveform values that you need to compute the energy of a problem at a specific point in the annealing process for each QPU available through Leap. The spreadsheets provide the values to use for the A(s) and B(s) terms in the Hamiltonian for each value of the anneal fraction, s, between 0 and 1 in increments of 0.001.

For more information on the annealing schedules, see the D-Wave system documentation.

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  • Is this information available for the new Advantage device? Is there a way of obtaining this through Ocean?

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  • Hello,
    We are just in the process of generating this document, and will add it to this page when it is available.
    Sorry for the inconvenience!
    Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have.
    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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  • On a related note, the PDF for the Advantage system 1.1 includes the plot for the annealing schedule, which seems very different, in scale, from previous schedules. Can you confirm that the schedule is correct?
    I see the Advantage 1.1 plot is in Joules while that data was previously given in GHz, maybe I'm doing the conversion wrong? Could you take a look at that?

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  • Hi Jose,

    This post now includes annealing schedule information for Advantage_system1.1 and this data is in GHz.

    Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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  • Hi Tanvi,

    The data you sent to Jose would be useful to me as well (thanks for posting it), but the link seems to now be dead, would you mind sending a fresh link?

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  • Hi Nicholas,
    All anneal schedule files are linked to the body of this article - see the bullets above.
    Let us know if you're still having trouble.

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  • HI Nicholas,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
    Please use the link in the article for information on the annealing schedule.

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