The world’s fastest supercomputer identifies chemicals that can stop COVID-19 spread

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Using IBM’s ‘Summit’, the world’s fastest supercomputer, American scientists have identified 77 drug compounds that might stop coronavirus from infecting a person and help create a vaccine. Researchers ran simulations of over 8,000 compounds to analyse which compounds would be effective in binding to “spikes” on a model of the COVID-19 organism, hindering the attachment of virus to host cells.