IBM Teams Up With Nvidia for New Hardware for Watson

Watson, the cognitive computing platform that IBM has staked its future on, is getting some new brains in the form of upgraded silicon from both IBM’s Power chips and some graphics processors from Nvidia. Combining Nvidia’s Tesla K80 GPUs with Watson’s typical Power-based silicon makes Watson 1.7 faster at responding to inquiries. That means when Watson is aiding your doctor or serving as a customer care agent, the underlying Nvidia hardware can enable a faster response time. It also makes the overall system 10 times faster in general, which means it’s better at deep learning when Watson is trained to learn a new skill. The tie up isn’t just good for folks using Watson, it’s good for IBM IBM and Nvidia NVDA , because it links the two companies that…


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