Battle of the computer-chess engines

Albert Silver recently conducted a fascinating computer experiment — a chess tournament between the Komodo 8 chess engine (running on an Android smart phone) playing against the Shredder chess engine (running on a much faster desktop computer — 50 times faster, to be exact). In Mr Silver’s words:

Since Komodo 8 exists on both the desktop as well as the Android smartphone, I decided to play a small match between it on a smartphone [an LG Optimus G Pro from 2013], facing Shredder on a modern, top of the line quad-core i7 processor.

Guess what happened?

Hat tip to Tyler Cowen for the pointer and for posing the question, “Is software outpacing hardware?

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
This entry was posted in Games, Science, Web/Tech and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Battle of the computer-chess engines

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s