Getting Started

New to Ocean? The following sections describe how to install Ocean tools, what they are and how they fit together, and give examples of using them to solve hard problems on a D-Wave quantum computer.

Initial Set Up

Install the tools and configure for running on a D-Wave system (QPU) or locally (CPU/GPU).

Overview of Ocean Software

Learn how problems are formulated for solution on D-Wave systems using Ocean tools.


See how Ocean tools are used with these end-to-end examples.

Beginner-Level Examples

Intermediate-Level Examples


Copy (clone) open-source code to run demos of solving known problems on a D-Wave system.

  • Circuit Fault Diagnosis

    Demonstrates the use of the D-Wave system to solve circuit fault diagnosis, the problem of identifying a minimum-sized set of components that, if faulty, explains an observation of incorrect outputs given a set of inputs.

  • Factoring

    Demonstrates the use of the D-Wave system to factor numbers in an entirely new way, by turning a multiplication circuit into a constraint satisfaction problem that allows the quantum computer to compute inputs from a predefined output. Essentially, this means running the multiplication circuit in reverse.

  • Structural Imbalance

    Demonstrates the use of the D-Wave system for analyzing the structural imbalance on a signed social network. This demo calculates and shows structural imbalance for social networks of militant organization based on data from the Stanford Militants Mapping Project.