[Beowulf] commercial clusters

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Sat Oct 7 05:38:18 PDT 2006

On Sat, 7 Oct 2006, Toon Moene wrote:

> Robert G. Brown wrote:
>> Chess is arguably HPC
> Only as far as it includes destruction of life as we know it:
> http://www.research.ibm.com/deepblue/learn/html/e.8.2.shtml


Silly computers.  They do NOT want to encounter the ghost of Alan Turing
-- he's got a "halting problem" with their name on it...;-)

Chess at least is a zero-sum non-stochastic game that DOES terminate,
even if we cannot reach its termination.


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