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Psycho film poster [1]

a chess program by Ian Kennedy, which played the UPCCC 1993 [2] and UPCCC 1994 Uniform-Platform Computer Chess Championship organized by Don Beal. An early prototype of Psycho applied floating point arithmetic, and as reported by Ian Kennedy speed up by a factor of 10 after conversion to an integer evaluation score [3]. In 1997, Psycho applied a parallel search on an Intel dual Pentium SMP system running Windows NT 4.0, splitting at the root [4].

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Psycho (film) from Wikipedia
Alfred Hitchcock from Wikipedia


  1. Poster for the American theatrical release of Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho, Clockwise from top left: Anthony Perkins (in red), Janet Leigh (in yellow), and John Gavin (in red), Designed by Macario Gómez Quibus. © Shamley Productions, Inc., Wikimedia Commons
  2. Don Beal (1993). Report on the QMW 1993 Uniform-Platform Computer-Chess Championship. ICCA Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3
  3. Re: Which is better, IYHO by Ian Kennedy, rgcc, August 20, 1995
  4. A parallel processing chess program for the 'Wintel' platform by Ian Kennedy, rgcc, March 9, 1997

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