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December 4, 2010

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srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1291507187 ) Play

Computer history trivia: Look at the picture, and tell us what the computer on the right is called.

Bonus points for naming the famous bearded man.

Cracked by: Pawankumar Hegde , Piyush , Dibyo , duriel , apar , Rogi , Moju21 , krudebox , Vijay , dineshk , Raghuvansh , v.chandrashekar , shrik , Abhiram Bharadwaj Diddigi , stinky94 , santoshG , jowens , Logik , Ananth , Bharath , Thejas V R , Shwetha Maiya , lotuseater , udupendra and SS

Answer:
In 1977 at Bell Laboratories, Ken Thompson (beard) and Joe Condon developed a custom chess-playing computer called “Belle”


29 Responses to “2250”

  1. Pawankumar Hegde
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    aptly titled Belle, person is Ken Thompson


  2. Piyush

    Belle from Bell Labs. Creator of unix?


  3. Dibyo
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    belle, by ken thompson (ken was actually the giveaway)


  4. Rogi
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    Ken Thompson for the bonus.


  5. duriel
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    Computer: Belle
    Bearded Man: Ken Thompson


  6. apar
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    Belle, a chess playing computer created by Ken Thompson.


  7. Rogi
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    Whoops! the comment didn’t take.
    Belle


  8. Moju21

    The comp is belle,the first chess playing machine.
    The bearded man is Ken Thompson,creator of UNIX.


  9. krudebox
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    Belle, the dedicated Chess-playing machine. and Ken Thompson who along with Joe Condon designed and built the machine.


  10. Vijay

    Ken Thompson created the Belle Chess Computer which got a ELO rating of 2250.


  11. dineshk
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    Ken Thompson with Belle – an early chess playing computer.


  12. Raghuvansh
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    Belle, Ken Thompson


  13. belle(ken thompson)


  14. shrik
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    Ken Thompson (right) and Joe Condon, playing around with Belle — a dedicated chess-playing machine they designed and built.


  15. vinayaknp

    Cray Blitz. The bearded man is Dr. Robert Hyatt


  16. Abhiram Bharadwaj Diddigi
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    Belle
    Ken Thompson


  17. stinky94

    Belle, by Bell Labs.
    The bearded man has to be Ken Thompson.


  18. santoshG

    Ken Thompson and Joe Condon with “Belle” a computer dedicated to playing chess


  19. Arjun

    Deep blue?


  20. jowens
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    Belle (with the bearded Ken Thompson and the less famous Joe Condon)


  21. Logik
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    Chess computer Belle, co-creator being Ken Thompson of Ken Thompson fame.


  22. Ananth
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    Belle
    Ken Thompson


  23. Bharath
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    Belle was the name of a chess computer and its associated software, developed by Joe Condon and Ken Thompson at Bell Labs in the 1970s and 1980s. Belle was the first computer built for the sole purpose of chess playing. The strongest computer chess system of its time, Belle achieved a USCF rating of 2250, and officially became the first master-level machine in 1983.


  24. Chess playing machine Belle designed by Ken Thompson (the bearded man on the right) and Joe Condon (left)


  25. Belle (chess machine)
    The famous bearded man – Ken Thompson

    Belle was the name of a chess computer and its associated software, developed by Joe Condon and Ken Thompson at Bell Labs in the 1970s and 1980s. Belle was the first computer built for the sole purpose of chess playing. The strongest computer chess system of its time, Belle achieved a USCF rating of 2250.


  26. aditthya

    ibm computer?precursor to deepblue???


  27. lotuseater

    The bearded chap is Ken Thompson. The computer then must be Belle.


  28. udupendra
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    Belle


  29. SS

    Ken Thompson and the Belle


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