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Did anyone see IBM Watson on Jeopardy? Computer geeks will love this!

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Watson, the IBM super computer made his debut on Jeopardy Monday night and will conclude his appearance tonight, Wednesday night. He is playing against the two all time Jeopardy champs, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. The humans are getting their butts kicked thus far. This computer is mind boggling.

Here's a brief rundown of Watson's specs:

Watson is an application of advanced natural language processing, information retrieval, knowledge representation and reasoning, and machine learning technologies to the field of open domain question answering. At its core, Watson is built on IBM's DeepQA technology for hypothesis generation, massive evidence gathering, analysis, and scoring.[6] Watson is a workload optimized system designed for complex analytics, made possible by integrating massively parallel POWER7 processors and the IBM DeepQA software to answer Jeopardy! questions in under three seconds. Watson is made up of a cluster of ninety IBM Power 750 servers (plus additional I/O, network and cluster controller nodes in 10 racks) with a total of 2880 POWER7 processor cores and 16 Terabytes of RAM. Each Power 750 server uses a 3.5 GHz POWER7 eight core processor, with four threads per core. The POWER7 processor's massively parallel processing capability is an ideal match for Watsons IBM DeepQA software which is embarrassingly parallel (that is, a workload that executes multiple logically-independent threads in parallel).[7]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watson_(artificial_intelligence_software)

Much more at http://www-943.ibm.com/innovation/us/watson/


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