SandboxAQ has announced a partnership with NVIDIA to utilize quantum simulation platforms in various scientific fields. The goal of the collaboration is to apply artificial intelligence and simulation technologies to support drug discovery, battery design, green energy, and other scientific areas.
The partnership was announced from Palo Alto, California, with SandboxAQ Chairman Eric Schmidt expressing his belief that simulation is a highly promising future technological application. He emphasized the role of rapid advances in graphics processing unit hardware and quantum information science in enabling the use of artificial intelligence for specialized applications.
SandboxAQ CEO Jack Hidary emphasized the impact of simulation on GPU use, stating that it will provide insights about the physical world beyond the capabilities of extractive or generative AI. He said that this partnership will enable scientists to use GPUs for modeling high-dimensional data and have applications in machine learning, data science, financial modeling, fluid dynamics, and quantum chemistry.
NVIDIA’s director of high-performance computing and quantum, Tim Costa, highlighted the importance of powerful accelerated computing platforms in advancing quantum chemistry and molecular modeling. He said that this collaboration will provide scientists with the tools they need to make breakthroughs in material science.
The partnership between SandboxAQ and NVIDIA aims to use quantum platforms for simulating chemical reactions and forecasting scientific developments in modern chemistry, biology, and material science. SandboxAQ will offer technical advice to NVIDIA on its tensor network offerings such as cuTENSOR, cuTensorNet, Quantum Computing, and CUDA libraries. These libraries are crucial for modeling high-dimensional data and have applications in machine learning