Artifact Details

Title

Deep Blue II

Catalog Number

102738727

Type

Still image

Date

1997

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.

Credit

Gift of Feng-Hsiung Hsu

Lot Number

X3306.2006