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Subject: Re: WMCCC Hardware

Author: Ernst A. Heinz

Date: 11:30:59 10/03/97

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Bruce Moreland wrote:

> Last year, when Dark Thought brought a 500 mhz Alpha to Jakarta, my
> first thought was "not fair".

In Jakarta, DarkThought ran on a 433MHz Alpha-21164a with 128MB RAM.

> I can't remember whether Dark Thought has tip eval or root eval, but it
> seems to be fast, even if you discount the Alpha.  So perhaps it belongs
> in one of these categories.

DarkThought does quite sophisticated, full leaf-node evaluations as
described in my article "How DarkThought Plays Chess" on our WWW page
at URL = <http://wwwipd.ira.uka.de/Tichy/DarkThought>.

Thence, it certainly belongs to the category of fast leaf-node
evaluators.

=Ernst=



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