Case Study

The Network That Won Jeopardy!—Watson Supercomputing

Casimer DeCusatis,      2455 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY

Several years ago, IBM set out to solve a “grand challenge” problem in the computing industry—that is, to create a supercomputer capable of defeating the best human players in the world at the quiz game Jeopardy. As it happens, this problem is much more significant than it first appears and holds the potential to usher in a new age of high-performance computing. To understand why and to appreciate the role data networking plays in this solution, we first need to put this accomplishment in context.

Jeopardy is an American television quiz show that covers a broad range of topics such as history, literature, politics, art, entertainment, ...

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