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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?

>bruce

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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