IBM will install the first private-sector IBM Quantum System One quantum computer in the United States. It will be located on the main campus of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. The quantum computer will be launched as part of a 10-year partnership between IBM and the Cleveland Clinic to create a joint research center to accelerate discovery in healthcare and life sciences through the use of high performance hybrid cloud computing, AI and quantum computing.
In addition to the on-premises System One quantum system, the Cleveland Clinic will also have cloud access to IBM’s computer park of more than 20 quantum systems. The new Discovery Accelerator will conduct research in genomics, individual cell transcriptomics, public health, clinical practice, and the development of new chemicals and drugs.
The System One quantum computer was introduced by the company in 2019. Its most powerful quantum computer can currently contain 65 qubits. IBM plans to release the 127-qubit IBM Quantum Eagle this year. And by 2023, it plans to present its first quantum systems with more than 1000 qubits, and the Cleveland Clinic will be the first among private users to receive such a system.