SandboxAQ has announced a partnership with NVIDIA to use quantum simulation platforms in various scientific fields, including drug discovery, battery design, green energy, and material science. The aim of the partnership is to apply artificial intelligence and simulation technologies to these areas.
SandboxAQ Chairman Eric Schmidt believes that simulation is a highly promising future technological application and highlighted the role of rapid advances in graphics processing unit hardware and quantum information science in enabling 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 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, cuTENSOR, cuTensorNet, Quantum Computing, and CUDA libraries. These libraries are crucial 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 emphasized the need for powerful accelerated computing platforms in advancing quantum chemistry and molecular modeling. The collaboration with SandboxAQ is expected to provide scientists with the tools to make breakthroughs in material science.