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The Weekly Top Five

May 26, 2011 |

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover the NC State effort to overcome the memory limitations of multicore chips; the sale of the first-ever commercial quantum computing system; Cray’s first GPU-accelerated machine; speedier machine learning algorithms; and the connection between shrinking budgets and increased reliance on modeling and simulation.

Watson Takes a Turn on Wall Street

Apr 7, 2011 |

IBM takes its Jeopardy-winning supercomputing technology on the road.

Artificial Intelligence: Job Killer

Mar 24, 2011 |

Advanced data analytics applications are replacing flesh-and-blood analysts.

Watson Goes to Washington

Mar 2, 2011 |

New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt beat IBM’s AI darling.

Watson Goes Undefeated in Three-Night Jeopardy Series

Feb 17, 2011 |

IBM super beats humans at their own game. Next up: calling Doctor Watson.

Supercomputer Pummels Jeopardy Champs

Feb 16, 2011 |

Watson humbles humans on match’s second night.

Watson Supercomputer Draws to a Tie in First Round of Jeopardy Match

Feb 15, 2011 |

Computer’s deafness costs it a decisive win.

Watson’s Debut Sparks Intelligent Conversation

Feb 15, 2011 |

Jeopardy’s first ever “man-versus-machine” contest has us all wondering about the future of artificial intelligence.

Must See TV: IBM Watson Heads for Jeopardy Showdown

Feb 9, 2011 |

Next week the IBM supercomputer known as “Watson” will take on two of the most accomplished Jeopardy players of all time, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, in a three-game match starting on February 14. If Watson manages to best the humans, it will represent the most important advance in machine intelligence since IBM’s “Deep Blue” beat chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov in 1997. But this time around, the company also plans to make a business case for the technology. Trivial pursuit this is not.

The Weekly Top Five

Jan 20, 2011 |

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week,
condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Durham
University’s newest “Cosmology Machine”; NetApp’s Engenio acquisition;
the 2010 ACM Turing Award winner; SGI’s ArcFiniti storage archive; and
an MRAM data storage advance worthy of patenting.

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