Watson is able to calculate thousands of algorithms at the same time, while searching its massive database for the right answer. The behemoth computer runs on ninety 32-core IBM Power 750 Express servers and has 16TB of memory and was over 20 feet high.
The all-new, Power-based microprocessor will pack some of IBM's most advanced technology into an energy-saving silicon package that will power Nintendo's brand new entertainment experience for consumers worldwide. IBM's unique embedded DRAM, for example, is capable of feeding the multi-core processor large chunks of data to make for a smooth entertainment experience.
IBM plans to produce millions of chips for Nintendo featuring IBM Silicon on Insulator (SOI) technology at 45 nanometers (45 billionths of a meter). The custom-designed chips will be made at IBM's state-of-the-art 300mm semiconductor development and manufacturing facility in East Fishkill, N.Y.
Nintendo and IBM have a relationship that started over a decade ago with the GameCube console and has continued since.
The Wii U is set for a 2012 launch.
And yet the Wii-U is still not even that far ahead of 360 or PS3, with nothing more than a gimicky controller that does nice tricks due to software programming. I think they should have stepped it up a notch because by next year or the year after that Sony and or MS will release tech that makes Wii-U look like a baby of consoles.