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Tuesday, February 03, 2004


Chessbrain.net has set the Guiness World Record by holding a chess match between a Danish GM Peter Heine Nielsen on one side and a massive power of 2070 distributed computers on the other!!... Yup! you heard that right... 2070!!!

While Nielsen played white, the computer program Beowulf, harnessing the combined power of 2070 distributed computers from 56 countries, played black.

The game, which lasted several hours, ended in a draw. But GM Peter Nielsen commented that he had set several traps for ChessBrain which computers normally fall for… but was surprised that ChessBrain refused them!

Results of the match can also be found here.

God!!... and I have trouble playing against one opponent!!

[link via Slashdot]


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Sameer/Male/27. Hails from India/Maharashtra/Mumbai/Prabhadevi, speaks Marathi, English and Hindi. Spends 60% of daytime online. Uses a Faster (1M+) connection. And likes Reading/Computers.