Hans Berliner (left) and Carl Ebeling developers of the HiTech computer chess system at Carnegie Mellon University Hans Berliner (left) and Carl Ebeling developers of the HiTech computer chess system at Carnegie Mellon University
1985 ca.
© Bill Redick
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The chess-playing computer Hitech was designed from 1986 to 1988 by student Carl Ebeling (r) under Professor and Senior Master Hans Berliner (l) at Carnegie Mellon University. Hitech’s custom hardware could analyze 200,000 moves per second and was the first computer to be rated over 2400.