An improved IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer with a massively parallel RS/6000 SP based computer system
with an array of 256 processors designed to play Chess at the grandmaster level and capable to evaluate 200 million positions per second, played a fascinating match with Gary Kasparov, the reigning
world Chess champion
from May 3 to May 11, 1997. This event was captured live on IBM’s web site where millions of Chess fans followed the event in real-time. With a dramatic victory in game
number six, Deep Blue won the six-game rematch against Gary Kasparov
with a final score of 2.5 to 3.5.