Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at
Tue Apr 15 17:04:32 CDT 2008

Austin Pass wrote:
> On 15 Apr 2008, at 18:34, scheefj at wrote:
>> Thoughts on chess games? Would a Deep Blue emulator/simulator be 
>> vintage? The original computer is more than ten years old. How fast 
>> would it be on a modern PC?
>> Somewhere I should have a DOS version of Chess Master.
>> I only play using really lousy chess games because I lose too soon in 
>> the "good" ones.
>> Jim
> Whilst a modern PC would match the 30-node RS/6000 cluster for GFlops, 
> Deep Blue featured some specialist custom hardware - 480 "special" VLSI 
> chips if Wikipedia is to be believed.

I don't know.  One PC?  It would be a very large PC.  Pushing the 
boundaries of what a PC is.

Peace...  Sridhar

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