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Subject: Re: New wooden chess computer by me.

Author: Vincent Diepeveen

Date: 15:30:07 01/29/05

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On January 29, 2005 at 18:10:39, Steve B wrote:

>>Well it's very easy to wireless connect it to a PC.
>>
>>Then you are just as strong as the PC at any spot in the house. In fact you can
>>do that up to 150 meter distance. You can show up wireless in a tournament
>>without anyone knowing.
>>
>>Vincent
>
>no no
>your missing the point
>a mere connection to a pc is not knew
>DGT has this with the DGT BOARD
>it can connect to the PC Aand be used with Fritz ,Shredder,CMASTER etc
>
>this is not a dedicated computer
>a deciated computer can have no function other then to play chess
>
>Steve

A dedicated computer is nothing more than a mini computer with its own general
purpose processor. Sometimes it's integrated underneath a chessboard with a pc
processor inside it steering the leds and as little RAM and ROM as possible to
keep it cheap. So principally that processor could also steer a microwave or a
washing machine (litterary such processors are put inside usually).

A chesscomputer is when you print your own chip. Deep Blue and Hydra are
examples of that.

TASC R40 is a stand alone computer with a few leds and a cable to a TASC
smartboard.

The real problem of dedicated computers is to produce them cheap meanwhile
having high quality.

From the chip series that's inside TASC R40, about 1 billion of those chips have
been printed. Recently a more modern series of it they printed 1 billion from
within 1 year :)

That gives you some clues doesn't it? :)

Vincent



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