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Linux Supercomputer is a Contestant on Jeopardy

Feb 11, 2011, 20:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Who is smarter, Linux or people? IBM's SUSE Linux powered super-computer Watson faces off against human contestants on the TV game show "Jeopardy". Sean Michael Kerner "I'll take Linux for $1,000 Alex."

"When IBM's Watson computer faces off against human challengers on the Jeopardy game show next week, they'll also be facing off against Linux.

"The IBM Watson supercomputer runs on 10 racks of IBM POWER 750 Servers that can be powered by a number of operating systems including IBM's own AIX Unix operating system as well as Linux. IBM chose Linux and more specifically, Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) as the underlying operating system for Watson."

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