20 March 2009

Chess on an IBM 704 (1958)

Thinking Machines (4:22) • 'IBM programmer and chess player, Alex Bernstein, plays one of the first full computer chess game on the IBM 704.'

'The IBM 704, a digital computer that has performed one billion calculations in a single day. The chess playing program is given to the 704 on a reel of magnetic tape. It examines 2800 positions in eight minutes.'

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