Scientists dubious of quantum computer claims

Over the past couple of weeks, a company names D-Wave Systems made some news after announcing that they had developed what was supposedly the world's first commercial quantum computer.  And now D-Wave's claims have come under fire because they've failed to submit their findings for peer review. This story on CNN Tech discusses some of the finer details of the situation.

"Quantum computing is such an elusive goal that even the company claiming to have the "world's first commercial quantum computer" acknowledged it isn't entirely sure the machine is performing true quantum calculations. And independent quantum computing researchers said they are dubious of some of the claims made by D-Wave Systems Inc. because the privately held Canadian company has not yet submitted its findings for peer review, a standard step for gaining acceptance in scientific circles."