Introduction

The D-Wave™ system enables users to run postprocessing optimization and sampling algorithms on solutions obtained through the quantum processing unit (QPU). Postprocessing provides local improvements to these solutions with minimal overhead.

This document provides an overview of the postprocessing methods available, presents the results of a number of tests conducted by D-Wave, and describes the role of postprocessing in results obtained by the virtual full-yield Chimera (VFYC) solver.

Note

Not all accounts have access to all solver types.