COVID-19

From HPC Consortium’s success to National Strategic Computing Reserve

Founded in March 2020 just as the pandemic’s wave was starting to wash over the world, the Consortium has brought together 43 members with supercomputing resources. Private and public enterprises, academia, government and technology companies, many of whom are typically rivals. “It is simply unprecedented,” said Dario Gil, Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research, one of the founding organizations. “The outcomes we’ve achieved, the lessons we’ve learned, and the next steps we have to pursue are all the result of the collective efforts of these Consortium’s community.” The next step? Creating the National Strategic Computing Reserve to help the world be better prepared for future global emergencies.

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RoboRXN: Automating Chemical Synthesis

For most of us, chemistry is a distant childhood memory that takes us back to our school days where we got to experiment with chemical reactions. I mean who didn’t love the school science fair? It was the one occasion we were allowed to make a mess in the kitchen by mixing baking soda, vinegar, […]

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IBM PAIRS Geoscope Reveals Environmental and Societal Impacts of COVID-19

Using sophisticated geospatial technology known as IBM PAIRS Geoscope, IBM researchers are shedding light on the environmental and societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bringing IBM NLP capabilities to the CORD-19 Dataset

To assist in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, prominent research institutes led by Allen Institute for AI (AI2) released earlier this year the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19). Comprised of scientific articles related to COVID-19, Sars-Cov-2, and related coronaviruses, the dataset (which at the time of writing this contains more than 75,000 full text scientific papers) is […]

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Using Generative AI to Accelerate Drug Discovery

Novel drug design is difficult, costly and time-consuming. On average, it takes $3 billion and 12 to 14 years for a new drug to reach market. One third of this overall cost and time is attributed to the drug discovery phase requiring the synthetization of thousands of molecules to develop a single pre-clinical lead candidate. […]

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Largest Dataset for Document Layout Analysis Used to Ingest COVID-19 Data

Documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) are ubiquitous with over 2.5 trillion available from insurance documents to medical files to peer-review scientific articles. It represents one of the main sources of knowledge both online and offline. For example, just recently The White House made available the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset, which included links to 45,826 papers […]

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COVID-19 HPC Consortium Calls for More Proposals from Researchers Worldwide

Researchers globally have been using the world’s fastest computers thanks to the COVID-19 HPC Consortium for nearly two months now – but there is still supercomputing capacity, and the partnership is calling for more proposals. “There is real hunger on the free resource providers side for good projects,” said Jim Brase, Program Leader at Lawrence […]

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Inside the Global Race to Fight COVID-19 Using the World’s Fastest Supercomputers

As the director of a global research organization, I feel obligated to use all the resources of cutting-edge science and technology at our disposal to fight this scourge. As a father, I want a lasting solution, one that serves not just in this crisis, but the next. And, as an American and a Spaniard, with […]

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IBM Offering Free Access to Patent Portfolio to Combat COVID-19

IBM is granting free access to its patent portfolio to those developing technologies to help diagnose, prevent, contain or treat coronaviruses.

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Novel Microfluidic Method for Microscale Bio Separations

Joint research by our group at IBM Research Europe in Zurich and collaborators at Technion, Israel, has led to a new method for separation of particles and molecules from small volume samples. The technique exploits differences in diffusivity – a molecular property which correlates well with size. We are currently adapting the method for rapid […]

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IBM Releases Novel AI-Powered Technologies to Help Health and Research Community Accelerate the Discovery of Medical Insights and Treatments for COVID-19

IBM Research is making available multiple novel, free resources to help healthcare researchers, doctors and scientists around the world accelerate COVID-19 drug discovery.

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