IBM’s supercomputer equipped with the “brain of AI,” ran thousands of simulations to analyze which drug compounds might effectively stop the virus from infecting host cells. Recently IBM Used their supercomputer to find the vaccine of Coronavirus. Scientists have enlisted the help of a supercomputer to fight back against the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus.Researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory just published the results of a project in which they tasked the massive IBM supercomputer known as Summit with finding the most effective existing drugs that could combat COVID-19.
Jeremy Smith, co-author of the research, said in a statement.
“Our results don’t mean that we have found a cure or treatment for the coronavirus. We are very hopeful, though, that our computational findings will both inform future studies and provide a framework that experimentalists will use to further investigate these compounds. Only then will we know whether any of them exhibit the characteristics needed to mitigate this virus.”
How coronavirus spreads
- Respiratory droplets generated when you cough or sneeze
- Close, prolonged personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands
If you have COVID-19, reduce contact with others
- Stay at home and self-isolate (unless directed to seek medical care)
- avoid individuals in hospitals and long-term care centres.
- avoid having visitors to your home
- cover your mouth and nose with your arm when coughing and sneezing