Deep Blue II

Deep Blue II
Date:
1997
Accession:
L062302016
Description:

Deep Blue was based on IBM’s RS/6000 SP2 supercomputer, consisting of 30 processors in two towers, one of which is shown here. The 480 identical custom chess chips (integrated circuits) were the key to the system’s performance as a chess playing machine. It calculated 200 million positions per second, at times up to thirty moves ahead.

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