Wow. Watching Watson do so well on Jeopardy is pretty amazing. I have to hand it to Big Blue for making it happen.
Back when I was at IBM, I worked on the servers that form Watson’s “brains.” Although most of my time was spent on Power 4-6, I think I got in a smidgen of time with the Power 7 stuff, which makes a cameo about 3 minutes into the video. Of course, when I was working on it, I wasn’t doing anything nearly this cool.