Managing Projects

In addition to viewing project-level information such as the available solvers, you can also change a few project settings such as the default solver-access time for all project members and the project’s customer reference ID.

Note

To create a new project, contact D-Wave Customer Support.

Tip

To go to another project, select your_profile_avatar > Projects > project_name.

Searching for Projects and Users

To search for a project that you administrator or for a user in a project that you administer, do the following:

  1. Click in the global search field Global search (at the top of the page) and enter the text to search for.

    The text matches any part of a project or user name (including an email address). The matching projects and user names are displayed in a dropdown list.

    Tip

    The global search shortcut key is / (forward slash).

    Limitations

    • The search is case-insensitive.

    • Only the Latin-1 character set is supported.

    • The minimum number of characters required to display matches is 3.

    • The maximum number of characters is 254.

  2. If one of the specific users or projects in the dropdown list is what you are searching for, then select it; otherwise, narrow your search by selecting one of the following options from the dropdown list:

    • Show all results for search_text

      Displays a list of all matching project and user names.

    • Users ( number_of_results ) — Show All

      Displays a list of all matching user names.

    • Projects ( number_of_results ) — Show All

      Displays a list of all matching project names.

Tip

  • Use the Up and Down arrow keys to select an item in the results list and press Enter to go to the selection.

  • To go back to the complete search results, click Search Results.

  • To try a new search, replace the text in the global search field Global search.

Viewing and Changing Project Information

You view project information in the following sections on the project’s Overview tab.

Current Usage

Table 33 Current Usage Section

Project Monthly Solver Time Usage

The percent of solver-access time used in the project for the current renewal period.

Project Details

Table 34 Project Details Section

Project Name

The name of the project.

System Project ID

Unique identifier for a project. It is used for internal purposes, such as a prefix for the project’s API token.

Project Creation Date

The date that the project was created.

Customer Reference ID

You provide this ID, which can be used for your specific internal processes.

Solver Access Time Configuration

This section displays the solver-access time records as determined by the customer contract.

Solver-Access Time Records

A solver-access time record is an amount of solver-access time for a specific period of days. A gap or overlap of solver-access time can occur between records. For example, if a new contract states that solver-access time be increased by 1 hour for September, then instead of increasing the solver-access time for an existing record, a separate record is created for 1 hour of solver-access time from September 1 to 30.

Thus, record periods (in units of whole days) can be contiguous, overlap, or have gaps between them. Figure 121 illustrates the following:

  • A gap occurs between record 1 and the set of records 2 because the start date in record 1 is not contiguous with the closest end date in the set of records 2.

  • The records in the set of records 2 are contiguous.

  • In the set of records 2, the middle record overlaps with the previous record.

Example of Solver-Access Time Records

Fig. 121 Example of Solver-Access Time Records

Renewal Date

Solver-access time is renewed every month simultaneously for all active records. The renewal date is the day of the month that is specified in the anniversary date for all active records; however, if the anniversary date’s day of the month is greater than the last day of a renewal month, then the renewal date is the last day of the month. For example, if the anniversary date is January 31, then the next renewal date is February 28 (or February 29 in a leap year).

Note

If there is a gap between records and the first one expires, then the renewal date is set to the next record’s renewal date, which might differ from the first record’s renewal date because of different anniversary dates.

Anniversary Date

The anniversary date is automatically calculated when the record is created as follows:

  • The anniversary date is the start date of the new record, if either of the following is true:

    • The new record is the only active or scheduled record in the project.

    • There is a gap between the new record and an active or scheduled record.

  • The anniversary date is the same as the existing active or scheduled records if the new record is contiguous with those existing records.

Table 35 Solver Access Time Configuration Section

Solver Access Time

A record’s amount of solver-access time available for each renewal period. Consumption of solver-access time is aggregated across all regions.

Note: The maximum number of problems per user that can be in a solver queue is 1,000; if this maximum is exceeded, then problems are rejected.

Start Date (UTC)

The date (inclusive) that access is provided to solvers. This date is determined by the customer contract.

End Date (UTC)

The date (inclusive) that access to solvers ends. This date is determined by the customer contract.

Anniversary Date (UTC)

The anniversary date is used to calculate the renewal date.

Status

Active: The current date is between the record’s start and end dates. Only active records contribute solver-access time.

Disabled: The record was disabled by D-Wave.

Scheduled: The record has been scheduled for activation beyond the current date. When the current date reaches the record’s start date, then the record is activated.

Expired: The current date has passed the record’s end date.

Project Member Default Solver Access Limit

Specify the default limit on solver-access time for new members who accept the invitation for the project after this field has been set. Existing members are not impacted; they retain the current limit on their solver-access time.

The Set Default to Unlimited Access option allows any project member to use the full monthly solver-access time allocated to the project as determined by the sum of the project’s active solver-access time records.

For more information, see the Setting the Default Limit on Solver-Access Time for Users section.

Project Allocation Summary

The information in this section aggregates key information for the active records in the project.

Allowed Email Settings

Table 36 Allowed Email Settings Section

Add New Email

Read-only.

Permitted Emails

This field is read-only and was populated with the appropriate email addresses (or patterns) when your project was created. This field displays the individual email addresses or the patterns — via the wildcard symbol (* (asterisk)) — for the email addresses that you can add to your project. Patterns typically map to domains or subdomains. For example, *@mycompany.com allows all email addresses at mycompany.com. To add other email addresses or patterns, contact D-Wave Customer Support.

Viewing the Available Solvers

You view a list of solvers that are available in the project in the Overview > Solvers Available in Project section. The status of solvers is displayed in the Status column.

Solvers are specific to a region (for example, Europe or North America). To display the solvers for a region, click the region name. The solvers that are available in a project are determined by the customer contract.

To view a solver’s properties and parameters, click its name in the Solver Name column. For more information on solver properties and parameters, see the Solver Properties and Parameters Reference guide.

Setting the Default Limit on Solver-Access Time for Users

  1. Go to the project page’s Overview tab > Solver Access Time Configuration section > Project Member Default Solver Access Limit field.

  2. Specify the default limit on solver-access time for new members who accept the invitation for the project after this field has been set. Existing members are not impacted; they retain the current limit on their solver-access time.

The Set Default to Unlimited Access option allows any project member to use the full monthly solver-access time allocated to the project as determined by the sum of the project’s active solver-access time records. If you want to keep project members from using up all of the project’s monthly solver-access time1, deselect this option and enter a specific amount in the Project Member Default Solver Access Limit field. Consider an example where monthly solver-access time, which is the sum of the project’s active solver-access time records, is 30 minutes. If you want to keep any one of your project members from using up all of this time and limit them to 5 minutes each per month, then you specify 5 minutes in the Project Member Default Solver Access Limit field.

To override this default and specify a different amount of solver-access time for an individual member, see the Modifying the Limit on a User’s Solver-Access Time section.

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Solvers have different usage rates. For more information, see the Operation and Timing section of the QPU Solver Datasheet.

Viewing Project Status

A project’s status is the state of the project in the project life cycle as follows:

Table 37 Project Status

New

The project has been created, but its Start Date has not been reached. You can specify the users to be invited, but the invitations themselves are not sent until the Start Date has been reached.

Active

The project has started as determined by its Start Date.

Note: Invitations that have been scheduled are sent on the Start Date.

Suspended

The project cannot be used.

Note: This is an exception state. If you believe your project should not have been suspended, contact D-Wave Customer Support.

Expired

The End Date for the project’s solver-access time has been reached. Project members can still log in to the project, but cannot run problems on the solvers.

Project status is displayed next to the project name on the project’s page.