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

Advanced-Level Examples

Demonstrations and Jupyter Notebooks

D-Wave’s dwave-examples GitHub repo contains demos, typically in the form of short code examples, you can copy (clone) and run.

D-Wave’s Leap Quantum Application Environment provides a number of Jupyter Notebooks with detailed code examples for various types of problems (for example, constraint satisfaction problems) and ways of using the quantum computer (for example, hybrid computing and reverse annealing). These can also serve as a framework in which to develop your own code.

Additional Tutorials

  • Getting Started with the D-Wave System

    This guide in the System Documentation introduces the D-Wave quantum computer, provides some key background information on how the system works, and explains how to construct a simple problem that the system can solve.

  • D-Wave Problem-Solving Handbook

    This guide for more advanced users has an opening chapter of illustrative examples that explain the main steps of solving problems on the D-Wave system through two “toy” problems.