The question is, What supercomputer is coming to “Jeopardy”? While not the main focus of IBM’s analytics research, Watson is one of the more popular projects that IBM has taken on in recent years. During a recent visit, IBM engineers were working on Watson to prepare for more, real-life “Jeopardy” contestants.
3From Deep Blue to Watson
One of IBM’s more lighthearted efforts is Veggie Vision, which uses technology that can instantly recognize food and offer a price and weight. It also has implications in health care, where it can tell what prescription medication someone is taking by the shape and size of the pill. This is part of IBM’s video analytics research.
8Cloud Computing and Virtualization
9Scanning Tunneling Microscope
While IBM talks about the future, Big Blue also likes to emphasize its past accomplishments. Here next to some older technologies is a scanning tunneling microscope that can see a surface at the atomic level. In 1986, IBM engineers Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer shared a Nobel Prize for inventing the microscope.
10Magnetic Hard Disk Drive
11More Blue Gene
Supercomputers continue to drive much of the research at IBM. Here’s a component from one of the first Blue Gene supercomputers.