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In 1996, IBM made news by challenging chess champion Garry Kasparov to a match with its new 32-node IBM RS/6000 SP. Kasparov managed to beat the computer by a score of 4 to 2. But Big Blue did make news by winning one game.
In the 1997 rematch, Big Blue won by a score of 3 1/2 to 2 1/2. Photo is from the rematch.
n 1997, IBM launched "eBusiness," turning the Internet into a tool for business and ushering in the future of electronic commerce.
In 2000, IBM made a commitment to Linux with the System/390 mainframe platform.