What’s IBM’s Watson made of? (hint: no MS windows parts here :-)
I though these were neat specs – something to make you chuckle over the speed of this thing, and the amount of memory:
- 10 racks with 90 servers: IBM Power 750 with 32 cores each, (2,880 processors at 3.55 GHz each, which is about 80 teraflops. (Oh my!)
- Operating System Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Sever 11 (SLES). (Yea, no Windows, sorry Ballmer)
- 4 Terabytes of disk space.
- 16 Terabytes of RAM. (YEEHAW!!)
4 times the amount of RAM as disk space, to keep that entrie db in memory at all times 🙂
Got the specs from this interesting article on Watson: http://www.upvery.com/45140-watson-the-supercomputer-will-compete-in-jeopardy.html