at our company (Finance sector) we've got great opportunity (finally can spent working time on this matter, not just limited private time) to participate at quantum hackathon, using universal quantum computer / gate model.
do you think the knowledge gained over time with d-wave can be used here? i mean for the same optimization problem do you use the same thinking / translation (formulating problem as BQC) or the Ising/qubo formula is not used and replaced by something entirely different?
so in short, is there a synergy effect of understanding / learning annealing and gate model, or you simply must make a choice and follow only direction that pleases you more?
can you think of a comparison like, e.g. that programming dwave vs gate model is like programming python vs R?
thank you :-)