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Message 1077861 - Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 12:16:08 UTC
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I just watched day 2 of the Jeopardy! / IBM Challange. Watson annihilated his human competitors.

See for yourself:

Part 2/1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHhDLUVAtqU
Part 2/2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR2_M8kL_3o

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Message 1077887 - Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 14:08:01 UTC - in response to Message 1077861.



Thanks for posting the vids, Frizz. I missed all of this program except for the very end of Final, Watson's wrong response.

I was disappointed we weren't shown Watson's choices and pct's for the Final answer.

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Message 1077907 - Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 14:54:00 UTC
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I found some very spotty news.

Was Watson made of some 40 servers and main brain made of 15TB ram?

Is that 15TB Ram all PCI-card all chip thing? the one Micron showed few years ago.


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Message 1077911 - Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 15:09:27 UTC - in response to Message 1077907.

from a link I posted in the POlitics/linux hits the world thread

Rutter (the show's all-time money-winner with $3.25 million) and Jennings (who has the longest winning streak at 74 games) are the most successful players in "Jeopardy" history. Watson, named for IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, is powered by 10 racks of computer servers running the Linux operating system.

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Watson is the result of years of development by IBM researchers. Like human contestants, it has no recourse to the Internet during play. Rather, it draws upon a huge database of information in its 15-trillion-byte memory, and sifts through potential answers with 2,880 processor cores.

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Message 1077947 - Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 17:34:26 UTC - in response to Message 1077911.

from a link I posted in the POlitics/linux hits the world thread

Rutter (the show's all-time money-winner with $3.25 million) and Jennings (who has the longest winning streak at 74 games) are the most successful players in "Jeopardy" history. Watson, named for IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, is powered by 10 racks of computer servers running the Linux operating system.

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Watson is the result of years of development by IBM researchers. Like human contestants, it has no recourse to the Internet during play. Rather, it draws upon a huge database of information in its 15-trillion-byte memory, and sifts through potential answers with 2,880 processor cores.



Heck, throw in a few GPU's and it would make a fairly decent cruncher! lol

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Message 1078173 - Posted: 17 Feb 2011, 1:26:40 UTC
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The next knowledge game should be between IBM, Cray, AMD, Nvidia, NEC, Toshiba with all those rams, cores, gpu's. That would be more realistic cool robotic logics searching fight within Jeopardy environment.


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Message 1078232 - Posted: 17 Feb 2011, 8:21:38 UTC - in response to Message 1078173.

I assume the next challenge will be between IBM and Google.

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