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Old August 12th 03, 07:31 PM
Paul
 
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Have you guys checked out the FPGA chess playing computers? They are
in their infancy and already Brutus is destroying grandmasters (cf.
ChessBase). For next year they're talking about 6 million
positions/sec and almost unlimited chess knowledge!!? In 2 years
nobody--software nor human--will be able to beat FPGA in a match or
tournament. Quote me on that!

Paul
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Old August 12th 03, 08:10 PM
Robert Hyatt
 
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Paul wrote:
Have you guys checked out the FPGA chess playing computers? They are
in their infancy and already Brutus is destroying grandmasters (cf.
ChessBase). For next year they're talking about 6 million
positions/sec and almost unlimited chess knowledge!!? In 2 years
nobody--software nor human--will be able to beat FPGA in a match or
tournament. Quote me on that!


Paul


general-purpose computers are already that fast. IE a 4-way
xeon. A 4-way opteron will be even faster. And there are 32-way
boxes around.

Computers are not "dead" yet...



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Old August 17th 03, 04:50 PM
Frank Andreas de Groot
 
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Default FPGA will blow away all other computers

"Will" wrote in message om...
Out of curiosity, is anyone hacking a hardware chess engine out there?


I am working on a Go engine in hardware (FPGA).
Here is a little story, a picture of the board, a PDF about the hottest alternative and a PS about a chess engine in a FPGA:

http://www.zenhacker.com/Blog.htm


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