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IBM Summit: the supercomputer seeks to develop treatments to combat the coronavirus

IBM Summit: the supercomputer seeks to develop treatments to combat the coronavirus


A view of Summit, the IBM supercomputer that is working on the development of various treatments to combat the covid-19 coronavirus

A team of researchers from the

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

 (United States), belonging to

American Department of Energy

, you are using

Summit

, the

supercomputer

developed by
        
        
IBM

        

 that allows to identify and study drug compounds that can be used

to find a cure

for him
        
        
coronavirus

        

 SARS-CoV-2, responsible for the appearance of the disease called

Covid-19

.

To understand how viruses work, researchers grow the organism and study how it reacts when different drug compounds are applied, but this can be a "very slow" process if not used.