Cleveland Clinic and IBM unveil the first private-sector IBM Quantum System One computer 

IBM has installed its first private-sector onsite quantum computer in the nation on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in Cleveland.  

IBM Quantum System One is part of a 10-year partnership between the two companies, called the Cleveland Clinic-IBM Discovery Accelerator, which will harness quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and hybrid cloud technology to rapidly advance biomedical discovery. 

Biomedical research is already underway with the quantum computer. Projects include:

  • Computing pipelines to screen and optimize drugs targeted to specific proteins.
  • Improvement of a quantum-enhanced prediction model for cardiovascular risk following non-cardiac surgery.
  • Application of artificial intelligence to search genome sequencing findings and large drug-target databases to find effective, existing drugs that could help patients with Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

IMEG provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology engineering services for the installation.  

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