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A super computer developed by researchers at IBMto explore the use of parallel processing to solve complexcomputing problems. It is known as the first computer to beatthe current chess World Grand Master.Deep Blue started it's life as a PhD project at CarnegieMellon University by PhD students Feng-hsiung Hsu and MurrayCampbell. Chiptest, as it was known then, consisted of acustom designed chip hosted in a Sun 3/160 computer.The project moved over to IBM in 1989 when Hsu and Campbelljoined IBM. Deep Thought, as it was known by then, playedfor the first time against Garry Kasparov in the same year.The game of two matches was easily won by Kasparov.The next match against Kasparov took place in February 1996.By then the machine was again renamed, at that time it wasknown as Deep Blue. It was also heavily re-engineered: it wasby then running on a 32-node RS/6000 cluster, eachcontaining 8 custom designed chips. Alas, Kasparov won again.The breakthrough finally happened in February 1997: with boththe algorithm and the raw speed significantly improved, DeepBlue beat Kasparov 3.5:2.5.HOME (http://chess.ibm.com).
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