Question: Watson. Answer: What Is a Computer That Will Have Great Impact?

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Watson in the clouds

The uses and visibility of Watson will grow exponentially in the coming months as IBM creates a cloud-based development platform. The move, which was announced on Nov. 14, aims to spur development and creativity. IBM says the Watson Developers Cloud will partner with venture capital-backed and entrepreneurial firms as well as established players. The goal is to harness Watson’s awesome power for medical, financial services, commercial and industrial uses.

IBM’s Watson, which rose to fame by trouncing Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings (who set the record with 74 straight wins against human competition) is being put to more productive uses than game shows.

Watson, according to the company, is a cluster of 90 IBM Power 750 servers, each utilizing a 3.5 GHz POWER7 eight-core processor. The platform offers 16 Terabytes of RAM. Here are some ways that Watson is being used now and descriptions of how it will be used in the future.

 

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