|P l a y e r    p r o f i l e s
|Gary Kasparov||Name||IBM RS/600 SP
(a.k.a Deep Blue)
|Baku, Azerbaijan |
(then the Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan)
|Birthplace||IBM Headquarters, Armonk, NY
|176 lbs.||Weight||3,000 lbs.
|Mr. and Mrs. Kasparov||Parents||IBM Scientists:
Dr. C.J. Tan
(U.S. Chess Grandmaster)
|Organic. Carbon-based, 70% water. Also, large amounts of protein, calcium; trace amounts of other minerals.||Composition||Inorganic. Silicon, metal, plastic
|Human brain, capable of sorting approx. three
moves per second||Main Processor||Power Two Super Chip processors and 256 dedicated VLSI chess processors (8 per node, with 32 nodes), together capable of sorting 200 million moves per second
|In 1985, the 22-year-old beat Anatoly Karpov to win the World Championship. He has held title for 12 consecutive years.||Landmark|
|In 1996 at the age of 7, became the first supercoputer to win a chess game against a World Champion.
|Vast knowledge of chess strategy||Advantage||It's bigger and it's faster.
|"The last time I was surprised by the strength of the machine. This time I know what to expect... I mustn't take the match too lightly.||Quote||"The computer has shown me the things that I could never
have known otherwise. It's a tool that helps us think better, that's one of the main reasons
why we're here." -- Joe Hoane, Deep Blue codewriter.