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When IBM's Watson computer faces off against human challengers on the Jeopardy game show next week, they'll also be facing off against Linux.
The IBM Watson supercomputer runs on 10 racks of IBM POWER 750 Servers that can be powered by a number of operating systems including IBM's own AIX Unix operating system as well as Linux. IBM chose Linux and more specifically, Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) as the underlying operating system for Watson.
According to Novell, there was no competitive 'bake-off' or bidding process in order to have SUSE Linux selected as the underlying operating system for Watson.
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