Do you remember Watson? He was the supercomputer built by IBM that challenged two of the greatest Jeopardy! contestants (Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter) in the first-ever man vs. machine Jeopardy! competition. Watson was named after IBM founder Thomas J. Watson and is powered by a IBM POWER7 server, it is optimized to handle the […]
Over the past couple of weeks, it’s possible that you’ve seen an IBM commercial here or there about Watson, IBM’s new and insanely powerful supercomputer, being prepped for a mission vital to humanity’s survival. Just kidding, they’re getting it to play Jeopardy, which is no less awesome, really.