The world’s first quantum computer dedicated exclusively to health research was presented a few days ago by the American processor and server giant IBM and the Cleveland Clinic.

The reason for him IBM Quantum System Onewhich was designed to process large amounts of data at high speeds and now operates on the clinic’s campus in Ohio.

The computer installation is part of a ten-year partnership between IBM and the clinic called the Discovery Accelerator.

“This is a pivotal milestone in our innovative partnership with IBM as we explore new ways to apply the power of quantum computing to healthcare,” said the clinic’s CEO, Dr. Tom Michaliewicz, in a statement.

Quantum computing is a rapidly developing technology that uses quantum phenomena to solve complex problems that conventional computers cannot handle. The clinic computer is 1.5 meters high. It will be used to advance the development of medicine, identify treatments for complex diseases, find new molecules to create effective drugs, sequence genes for cancer research and even create jobs in the technology sector.

“This technology promises to greatly advance healthcare and accelerate progress toward new care, treatments and solutions for patients. Quantum and other advanced computing technologies will help researchers tackle historically intractable scientific problems, and potentially find new treatments for patients with diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s. and diabetes,” Mihaliewicz said.

The Discovery Accelerator aims to accelerate health and life sciences research internationally. This partnership, announced in 2021, aims to advance biomedical research by combining the power of artificial intelligence, of hybrid cloud computing (cloud) and quantum computing. According to the clinic’s announcement, other initiatives in this collaboration include developing a predictive model for cardiovascular risk after non-cardiac surgery, using artificial intelligence for genome sequencing and researching large databases with the goal of helping patients with diseases such as Alzheimer’s.