Linux Supercomputer is a Contestant on Jeopardy

“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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