In Pictures: Ultimate Man vs. Computer - Garry Kasparov, Deep Blue and the Internet

Garry Kasparov battled IBM's Deep Blue 16 years ago in February, but that was just the beginning

In February 1996 in Philadelphia, Kasparov played IBM's Deep Blue computer. Deep Blue was able to analyze 50 billion moves in three minutes, Kasparov noted. The Deep Blue computer was a 32-node IBM RS/6000 SP, which used IBM POWER2 Super Chip processors, the single-chip implementation of the POWER2 processor. Each node employed a single microchannel card containing eight dedicated VLSI chess processors, for a total of 256 processors working in tandem. The Deep Blue programming code was written in C and ran under the IBM AIX.

Credit: IBM

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