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Message 36487 - Posted: 20 Jan 2011, 0:42:23 UTC

On January 13th IBM announced that World Community Grid will receive half of the winnings from a man vs. machine contest on the Jeopardy! game show, to air February 14, 15 and 16, 2011.
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Message 36881 - Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 15:14:45 UTC - in response to Message 36487.  

IBM's Watson computer takes a big lead over humans in second 'Jeopardy' match

The Watson IBM supercomputer finished the second round of the TV show “Jeopardy!”
on Tuesday night ahead, with $35,734 vs. $10,800 and $4,800 for the human competitors.

On Wednesday night, Feb 16, 2011 ... the three will face off in the final round of the match, dubbed the IBM Challenge,
with the winner taking home $1 million.
If Jennings or Rutter win, half the money will go to charity, and
if Watson is victorious, all of the cash will be donated.


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http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=aad1a7eea269839c7d10845e8&id=7e99541ea5&e=983c9135ae
http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=aad1a7eea269839c7d10845e8&id=7e99541ea5&e=983c9135ae
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Message 36928 - Posted: 19 Feb 2011, 20:37:29 UTC


Dr David P. Anderson - Project director, architect, and developer of BOINC posted:

On January 13th IBM announced that World Community Grid will receive half of the winnings from a man vs. machine contest on the Jeopardy! game show, to air February 14, 15 and 16, 2011.




In Watson's Wake, IBM

World Community Grid Registration Skyrockets 700%


February 18, 2011

$500,000 in IBM Jeopardy! Challenge prize money to fund global research that benefits humanity

ARMONK, NY, Feb. 18 -- Watson wasn't the only computer system that won this week when it competed successfully against two human champions on the Jeopardy! game show.

The other computing system is called World Community Grid, a virtual supercomputer that helps scientists solve humanitarian challenges by tapping the unused computing power of personal computers around the world. Scientists who use World Community Grid are not only set to receive $500,000 in prize money --

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One additional grant will be provided to the -- University of California, Berkeley for its "BOINC operating system"

the software that runs public, volunteer-based computing efforts such as World Community Grid.

  • The recipients are:

  • Computing for Clean Water: Tsinghua University / China
  • Help Conquer Cancer: Ontario Cancer Institute / Canada
  • Help Fight Childhood Cancer: Chiba Cancer Center Research Institute & Chiba University / Japan
  • Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together: University Texas Medical Branch & University of Chicago / USA
  • FightAIDS@Home: Scripps Research Institute / USA
  • Help Defeat Cancer: Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers University & University of Pennsylvania / USA


To put its size, power and scope and contributions into perspective, World Community Grid:


  • Receives seven computational results from volunteers' PCs every second of the day -- 500,000,000 in all since World Community Grid started six years ago.
  • Has performed computations for the equivalent of 392,000 years.
  • Has yielded 31 scientific, peer-reviewed published papers.
  • Performs computation for projects run by academic and research organizations on nearly every continent.
  • Consumes only three extra watts of power on the average computer -- less than half used by a seven-watt nightlight.
  • Performs 400 trillion floating-point operations per second.


Way To Go - David - for Devloping BOINC - way back in 1998 - 2002

all the years of hard work by your self and hundreds of BOINC Volunteer developers and Moderators is paying off :)

Best Wishes
Byron



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http://www.hpcwire.com/offthewire/In-Watsons-Wake-IBM-World-Community-Grid-Registration-Skyrockets-700-116476438.html
http://www.hpcwire.com/offthewire/In-Watsons-Wake-IBM-World-Community-Grid-Registration-Skyrockets-700-116476438.html

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