IBM's Linux-based Watson supercomputer wins Jeopardy final

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 17, 2011 8:53 PM EDT; By Fahmida Y. Rashid
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After some heady competition from its human rivals in the second exhibition round of Jeopardy, supercomputer "Watson" handily won round three, as well as the competition. Now the SUSE Linux-powered Watson is heading to medical school to prep for a role as a diagnostic assistant, while IBM readies a more context-sensitive successor dubbed "Racr".

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