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Cleveland Clinic will be IBM’s first private sector customer to install a quantum computer on premise

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IBM today announced it is installing a quantum computer at the Cleveland Clinic, marking the first time the company has physically placed this next-generation system on the premises of a private sector client.

The move marks yet another step forward for quantum computing. It comes as part of a broader 10-year partnership between IBM and the clinic that includes hybrid cloud service and AI.

According to IBM Quantum Network director Dr. Anthony J. Annunziata, including a quantum computer as part of that suite of tools is critical because the company wants to understand which tasks are best suited for quantum computations. Despite rapid advances, quantum computers are still in their infancy, but it’s still possible they could be more efficient at limited tasks.

“The Cleveland Clinic will have the full