Dr. David Ferrucci, the scientist leading the IBM Research team that has created the Watson supercomputer, will host a keynote session on IBM's Jeopardy! project at The Linux Foundation's annual End User Summit in March.
"Watson" will compete on Jeopardy! against the television game show's two most successful contestants. The man vs. machine Jeopardy! competition will air on February 14, 15 and 16, 2011, with two matches being played over three consecutive days. Watson, named after IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, was built by a team of IBM scientists who set out to build a computing system that rivals a human's ability to answer questions posed in natural language, and incorporates IBM POWER7 systems with Linux and analytics software.
The Linux Foundation's End User Summit agenda will also include Nivedita Singhvi, IBM software engineer from the Linux Technology Center, delivering a session on low latency tuning, and Michael Day, IBM distinguished engineer and chief virtualization architect, delivering a session on KVM.
The End User Summit will be held March 1-2 at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, NJ, and IBM is a platinum sponsor. For more information, go here.