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A quantum computer for private use


The Cleveland Clinic in the USA will be IBM’s first private customer to own a quantum computer. Previously, IBM only provided quantum cloud computing services to companies and research centers. Classical computation is based on the processing of information units (bits), which can only assume one value (0 or 1) at a time. In quantum computing, the information units (qubits) can have infinite values between 0 and 1—including 0 and 1 at the same time. This allows quantum computers to perform certain calculations even faster than today’s supercomputers. The clinic plans to use the computer for research on pathogens and human health.