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Message 36977 - Posted: 22 Feb 2011, 20:13:17 UTC

An article in HPCwire discusses Watson's victory on Jeopardy!, and its benefit to IBM World Community Grid.
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Message 36994 - Posted: 23 Feb 2011, 21:58:31 UTC

In the cited article it says, "...The day after the tournament's conclusion, World Community Grid saw a 700 percent spike in the number of people who normally volunteer their computers' spare power for the effort...."

Does that mean that we should start to see results from 7 times the current 97,000 active crunchers attached to WCG? Or does it mean that the daily rate of new volunteers increased 7 times? That would be a very different number.

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