Bayer partners with Google for quantum drug discovery

The agreement sees Bayer leveraging Google Cloud’s Tensor Processing Units (TPUs). According to Google​, its TPUs are custom-develop, application-specific circuits used to accelerate machine learning workloads. The TPUs are designed to minimize the time-to-accuracy when training large, complex network models. The aim is to apply this computing power to accelerate and scale Bayer’s quantum chemistry calculations. This will involve quantum mechanics being applied to computer-aided drug discovery, enabling the in-silico modelling of biological and chemical systems. The partners stated that the objectives of the collaboration are to demonstrate that fully…

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