dwave-system enables easy incorporation of the D-Wave system as a sampler in either a hybrid quantum-classical solution, using LeapHybridSampler(), for example, or dwave-hybrid samplers such as KerberosSampler, or directly using DWaveSampler().


For applications that require detailed control on communication with the remote compute resource (a D-Wave QPU or Leap’s hybrid solvers), see dwave-cloud-client.

D-Wave System Documentation describes D-Wave quantum computers and Leap hybrid solvers, including features, parameters, and properties. It also provides guidance on programming the D-Wave system, including how to formulate problems and configure parameters.


This example solves a small example of a known graph problem, minimum vertex cover. It uses the NetworkX graphic package to create the problem, Ocean’s dwave_networkx to formulate the graph problem as a BQM, and dwave-system’s DWaveSampler() to use a D-Wave system as the sampler. dwave-system’s EmbeddingComposite() handles mapping between the problem graph to the D-Wave system’s numerically indexed qubits, a mapping known as minor-embedding.

>>> import networkx as nx
>>> import dwave_networkx as dnx
>>> from dwave.system import DWaveSampler, EmbeddingComposite
>>> s5 = nx.star_graph(4)  # a star graph where node 0 is hub to four other nodes
>>> sampler = EmbeddingComposite(DWaveSampler())
>>> print(dnx.min_vertex_cover(s5, sampler))