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Subject: Re: WMCCC Hardware (cost cap)

Author: Dan Oetting

Date: 13:56:39 10/19/97

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On October 19, 1997 at 15:47:24, Bruce Moreland wrote:

>On October 19, 1997 at 13:53:09, Dan Oetting wrote:
>>The easy way to establish the cost basis of a system is to use the
>>OEM price for the cpu, memory and external storage. The ideal
>>price cap should allow the use of the newest fastest processors
>>but would not leave much in the budget for memory or a disk to
>>store those 5-man endings. The programmers would be forced to
>>balance the resources to find the best match for their program.
>So you would *only* take into account processor, memory, and disk?

The three elements processor, memory, and disk have the most effect
on the performance of a chess program. Each program will have an
optimum balance between the three elements.

>Why would you try restrict memory and disk?


If memory and disk were not restricted you would have entries with
gigabyte transposition tables in ram and terabyte disk farms for
opening books and endgame tablebases.

Dan O.

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