SandboxAQ, a leading simulation technology company, has announced a partnership with NVIDIA to utilize quantum simulation platforms in various scientific fields. The collaboration aims to leverage artificial intelligence and simulation technologies to support drug discovery, battery design, green energy, and other scientific areas. The announcement was made from Palo Alto, California, with SandboxAQ Chairman Eric Schmidt expressing his belief that simulation is a highly promising future technological application.
According to Schmidt, rapid advances in graphics processing unit hardware and quantum information science have enabled the use of artificial intelligence for specialized applications. Jack Hidary, CEO of SandboxAQ, 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.
The partnership between SandboxAQ and NVIDIA will focus on using 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 CUDA libraries which are critical 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 need for powerful accelerated computing platforms in advancing quantum chemistry and molecular modeling. He believes that this collaboration with SandboxAQ will provide scientists with the tools they need to make breakthroughs in material science.