Nvidia Entangled in Quantum Simulators“We are accelerating simulators so researchers can design better quantum computers, verify the results, architect hybrid quantum classical systems, and discover more quantum-optimal algorithms,” Huang said. “Quantum can solve exponential-order complexity problems like factoring large numbers for cryptography, simulating atoms and molecules for drug discovery, and finding shortest path optimizations.” This means the company is putting at least some stock in where quantum is headed, enough to develop a CuDNN-like software stack to support quantum simulations. Well over 50 teams in industry, academia, and national labs are researching the field and we’re working with many of them,” Huang announced. The thing is, most of the quantum hardware makers have their own tools for quantum circuit simulation. These are being developed not just to build better quantum devices and software, but to actually solve practical problems as a distinct approach to computing. This was the case with its work in supercomputing and deep learning and if today is any indication, it might just be planning its future route in quantum computing.
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