Inside System Storage -- by Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson Tony Pearson is a Master Inventor and Senior IT Specialist for the IBM System Storage product line at the IBM Executive Briefing Center in Tucson Arizona, and featured contributor to IBM's developerWorks. In 2011, Tony celebrated his 25th year anniversary with IBM Storage on the same day as the IBM's Centennial. He is author of the Inside System Storage series of books. This blog is for the open exchange of ideas relating to storage and storage networking hardware, software and services. You can also follow him on Twitter @az990tony.
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1 TonyPearson commented Permalink

Lucas Mearian from Computerworld interviews in article "Brain behind IBM's Watson not unlike a human's" here: <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9210319/Brain_behind_IBM_s_Watson_not_unlike_a_human_s"><br /> http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9210319/Brain_behind_IBM_s_Watson_not_unlike_a_human_s</a>

2 dorra commented Permalink

that's awesome! I won't be building my own watson anytime soon however I am glad to find all the technical info in here. I was wondering what was watson running on. thanks.

3 polbel commented Permalink

Thank You Mr Pearson for this impressively dense introduction to Watson and deepqa. From what I can gather, your mind is more open than ibm's publication dept.. For example, [IBM Systems Journal, Vol. 43, No. 3] in this page's link is most directly accessible only through ieee xplore at a cost of 30$ / article, making that month's issue as expensive as this quad-core commodity: <br /> http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7275091&amp;CatId=3508 <br /> So I will stick with the hardware and what data is available in the open and run the steps You suggest. <br /> I hope in the long run my efforts with Watson will be able to use the 500,000 ebooks in my library to make sure the 5th major life extinction on earth was the last. We have come a long way from Lehnert's doctoral thesis on computer modeling of human question answering and there is still a long way to go before earth's backup, not to mention the solar system's and the galaxy's. <div>&nbsp;</div> My heart-felt gratitude goes to You <div>&nbsp;</div> paul bellehumeur

4 bobleah commented Permalink

Very impressive Tony!

5 TonyPearson commented Permalink

<p>IBM has created an animated infographic on "What Powers IBM Watson" here:<br /> </p> <br /> <a href="http://www-943.ibm.com/innovation/us/watson/watson-for-a-smarter-planet/watson-schematic.html">http://www-943.ibm.com/innovation/us/watson/watson-for-a-smarter-planet/watson-schematic.html</a>

6 ChavaRod commented Permalink

Belated congratulations on this great post and the CW article, Tony!

7 Chuck_Byte_W commented Permalink

Call me mad, but I'm seriously going to try this.

8 TonyPearson commented Permalink

<p><br /> Paul,<div>&nbsp;</div> Thanks for the comment. I have had great success with ASUS-based systems.<br /> </p> <p><br /> Chuck,<div>&nbsp;</div> Glad to hear it. Please keep me informed on your progress!<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> -- Tony<br /> </p>

9 TonyPearson commented Permalink

Michelle Castillo writes "Why I Would(n't) Want to Build My Own Watson Jr." here: <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://techland.time.com/2011/02/24/why-i-wouldnt-want-to-build-my-own-watson-jr/">http://techland.time.com/2011/02/24/why-i-wouldnt-want-to-build-my-own-watson-jr/</a>

10 Ruggedman commented Permalink

Hi Tony, <br /> Appreciate your info. Watson jr is a very inspiring project and I am going to try it. It is possible to have the system running on single quad-core server with 12GB memory initially as I try it out in small scale before sinking more money for additional servers? <div>&nbsp;</div> Thanks,

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