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anneal

 [ah-nēl´]
1. to heat a material, such as glass or metal, followed by controlled cooling to remove internal stresses and induce a desired degree of toughness, temper, or softness of the material.
2. to homogenize an amalgam alloy ingot by heating it in an oven.
3. to heat a material, such as gold foil, to volatilize and drive off impurities from its surface, and to increase its cohesive properties.

an·neal

(an-nēl'),
1. To soften or temper a metal by controlled heating and cooling; the process makes a metal more easily adapted, bent, or swaged, and often less brittle.
2. In dentistry, to heat gold leaf preparatory to its insertion into a cavity, to remove adsorbed gases and other contaminants.
3. The pairing of complementary single strands of DNA; or of DNA-RNA.
4. The attachment of the ends of two macromolecules, for example, two microtubules annealing to form one longer microtubule.
5. In molecular biology, annealing is a process in which short sections of single-stranded DNA from one source are bound to a filter and incubated with single-stranded, radioactively conjugated DNA from a second source. Where the two sets of DNA possess complementary sequences of nucleotides, bonding occurs. The degree of relatedness (homology) of the two sets of DNA is then estimated according to the radioactivity level of the filter. This technique plays a central role in the classification of bacteria and viruses. Synonym(s): nucleic acid hybridization
6. To renature proteins or polynucleic acids by slow cooling.
[A.S. anaelan, to burn]

an·neal

(ă-nēl')
Process by which oligonucleotides affix to targeted DNA sequences.
[A.S. anaelan, to burn]

an·neal

(ă-nēl')
In dentistry, to heat gold leaf preparatory to its insertion into a cavity to remove adsorbed gases and other contaminants.
[A.S. anaelan, to burn]
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London - Fujitsu today announces the successful conclusion of a loan portfolio management Proof of Concept (PoC) with Commerzbank's research and development unit, main incubator GmbH1, leveraging the Fujitsu quantum computing-inspired Digital Annealer. Focusing on receivables from vehicle leasing contracts, the PoC optimised the selection process for a loan portfolio.
Fujitsu has embarked on a collaboration with Professor Hajime Igarashi of Hokkaido University's Institute of Information Science to develop a technique for calculating the optimal arrangement of planar magnets using the Digital Annealer, which is a unique computing architecture that simulates quantum behavior to rapidly solve combinatorial optimization problems not feasible for conventional computers.
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In February 2019, Topcoder members can participate in a preliminary contest to learn how to use the Digital Annealer through hands-on experience.
TOKYO, Dec 21, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu has announced the Japanese launch of the second generation of its Fujitsu Quantum-Inspired Computing Digital Annealer Cloud Service.
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TOKYO, May 15, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced the launch of Fujitsu Quantum-inspired Computing Digital Annealer Cloud Service.