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- - By chess4us (*) Date 2011-07-10 20:31
When will chess programs be able to use distributed computing?

So you cooperate and participate with what computer
hardware you have because you "Volunteer Your PC". 
A large number of processors would dwarf
the largest modern supercomputer. 

An example of distributed computing is combining the
computing power of over a hundred thousand computers
(100,000 +) from all over the world by using the
idle time and unused processor cycles.

A server sends out small data packets for calculation to clients,
e.g. over the internet.
So, instead of the entire calculation being done on a
single processor, it is done on many client computers worldwide.
After finishing it's calculation,
each client computer sends it's results back to the server,
which summarizes the results and sends out more jobs. 

* * *

One example :
UD = United Device
http://dubber6.tripod.com/whereisit/id24.html#what
UD stands for United Devices.
And that's just what UD is:
1,000,000+ devices (computers) from around the world
united for one cause.

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Parent - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) Date 2011-07-11 11:54
I recall there was something recently (in the past few years) where this was done, and I think it played at something like IM/GM-border level.
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