Supercomputer ‘Watson’ Takes On Jeopardy!

IBM’s supercomputer “Watson” will compete on the game show “Jeopardy!” in the latest contest pitting man vs. machine. Here’s a look at the challenges and research benefits of adapting an advanced computer to understand and answer questions in natural language. Read More

Signs of Strength from Server Sector

Gartner (IT) reported Wednesday that worldwide server shipments grew 27.1 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2010, while revenue climbed 14.3 percent. Plus a look at AMD’s new processor designs. Read More

IBM Blames Texas Agency for Contract Woes

IBM is disputing “inaccuracies” in statements by the state of Texas last week that it will rebid elements of an $863 million contract to consolidate the state’s data centers, and blames the satte Department of Information Resources for the problems. Read More

Roundup: IBM’s new zEnterprise Mainframe

Today IBM officially unveiled its zEnterprise mainframe server, which features the ability to manage other industry standard servers. Here’s a roundup of some of the relevant commentary and analysis from around the web. Read More

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