A “man vs. machine” watch party 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the K-State Student Union Courtyard (adjacent to Salsarita’s) will spotlight a live broadcast of Watson, the IBM supercomputer, as it competes on the Jeopardy! game show. IBM and Proactive Solutions (an IBM business partner) will provide pizza, drinks, and prizes at the K-State watch party.
To register for the event, send an e-mail RSVP to email@example.com and type “WATSON RSVP” in the subject line.
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Did you know that K-State has the largest academic research supercomputer in Kansas? “Beocat” is a computer cluster supporting research projects across campus with some pretty serious computational horsepower — 1,000 cores in over 100 machines, which gang up to tackle big problems that on a single PC might take months or years to finish.
Typical uses include things like:
- Trying to figure out which genetic markers correlate to various traits such as drought resistance or disease susceptibility in plants
- Modeling water usage in the Ogallala Aquifer
- Simulating the ability of a drug to penetrate a cellular membrane
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