Saturday, January 15, 2011

IBM Watson Supercomputer scheduled for Jeopardy! combat

Specs of supercomputer prove massive

by Whitney Jenkins

Jeopardy! sit-in Watson, a supercomputer, will be using DeepQA technology to procure Jeopardy! answers. It is armed with a Linux system that is powered by 10 refrigerator-sized racks of IBM POWER 750, with 15 terabytes of RAM and a 2,880 processor core. Throughout its lifespan, Watson has stored tens of millions of informational pieces—perfect for combat. With specs like this, former champs had better prepare.

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