IBM, Cleveland Clinic deploy first onsite private sector quantum computer
The two organizations said quantum technology holds tremendous promise in revolutionizing healthcare and expediting progress toward new cares, cures, and solutions for patients.
After posting this article last week about the new “Gig City Goes Quantum” initiative in Chattanooga, we took note of an announcement from IBM and the Cleveland Clinic, also made last week.
The two have collaborated on the first deployment of an onsite private sector IBM-managed quantum computer in the U.S. The IBM Quantum System One installed at Cleveland Clinic will be the first quantum computer in the world to be uniquely dedicated to healthcare research with an aim to help Cleveland Clinic accelerate biomedical discoveries.
In making the announcement, the two organizations said that quantum technology holds tremendous promise in revolutionizing healthcare and expediting progress toward new cares, cures, and solutions for patients.
The unveiling of the first private sector deployment comes as a key milestone in their 10-year Discovery Accelerator partnership, announced in 2021, which is focused on advancing the pace of biomedical research through the use of high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing. The latter is a rapidly emerging technology that harnesses the laws of quantum mechanics to solve problems that today’s most powerful supercomputers cannot practically solve. The ability to tap into these new computational spaces could help researchers identify new medicines and treatments more quickly.
“With the unveiling of IBM Quantum System One at Cleveland Clinic, their team of world-class researchers can now explore and uncover new scientific advancements in biomedical research,” said Arvind Krishna, IBM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “By combining the power of quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and other next-generation technologies with Cleveland Clinic’s world-renowned leadership in healthcare and life sciences, we hope to ignite a new era of accelerated discovery.”
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