Deep Blue"He could have played an intricate combination culminating in a draw on move 256 million. But, I guess he didn't look that far ahead."
Born: 1989, IBM
photo courtesy of IBM
Deep Blue is the strongest computer chess machine ever built. In tournament
chess, the average time someone is given to think of their move is 3 minutes.
In this short amount of time, Deep Blue is able to calculate over 50 billion
moves. That's a lot of parallel processors. In 1996 Deep Blue challenged
World Champion Garry Kasparov to a match, which Kasparov mangaged to win
by a small margin. However, in 1997 after Deep Blue received some extra
parallel processors, and a spiced up opening database, it was able to defeat
Kasparov in the return match. This was quite an accomplishment for Deep
Blue. No computer had ever before defeated a World Champion. What's more,
Garry Kasparov had never lost a match before. The future is yet to come.
Deep Blue was developed by IBM.