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IBM Watson runs on SUSE Linux Enterprise

I am sure that most of you already saw (or at least heard about) how Watson from IBM competed on the TV quiz show Jeopardy. The software runs on supercomputer which consists of 10 racks of IBM POWER 750 servers (making it a cluster of 90 servers, each having 32 cores with 4 hardware threads) . The much lesser known fact is that this machine is using SUSE Linux Enterprise as its operating system. Except Linux it can also run on AIX and IBM i, but IBM has chosen SLES (probably because it has the best performance on IBM POWER7 among these options), which makes it even more cool!

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FrOSCamp, FUDCon Zurich and CERN

After a very long journey home I’m finally back in Prague from Switzerland. The whole trip was just awesome! Michal and I left Prague on Thursday around 11 PM, shortly after our Fedora friends from Brno arrived. To book a shared van for 9 people proved to be a great idea! Btw, motto for the upcoming openSUSE Conference is “Collaboration across Borders” so we definitively stick to that! :-)

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OSSConf 2010

Last week Michal and I went boosting to an event called OSSConf which took place in Žilina, Slovakia. We didn’t know what to expect, because it was only second year of this conference, but it turned out to be a really great one!

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