Why IBM’s Watson is not smarter than a 5th grader

 By Lucas Mearian As smart as IBM's Watson supercomputer may have seemed while defeating two former Jeopardy champions , it wouldn't be able to hold a conversation with or speak intelligently to the

Published on: April 13th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

China seeks to outclass West in supercomputing

Dawning Information Industry Co., the Chinese company that built the world's second-most-powerful computer, includes a photo on its Web site of Chinese President Hu Jintao during a visit. The photo illustrates, in a

Published on: June 4th, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

MIT studes run supercomputer on pedal power

A team of ten Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students powered a supercomputer by pedalling bicycles. The 20-minute exercise earned the world record for human-powered computing (HPC) for the Massachusetts university team.They powered

Published on: December 20th, 2007 Chris Mellor