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Ren Wu,
a Chinese American computer scientist and former Chinese chess and chess programmer. He is researcher in the Hewlett Packard Intelligent Information Management Lab in Palo Alto, California [1], focused on enabling near real-time business intelligence with robust, scalable data management, data-intensive analytics and fusion of structured and unstructured information [2], GPU computing, and massively parallel algorithms [3].


Ren Wu's Chinese and Western chess programs were Surprise, two times Chinese chess Gold Medal winner at the 3rd and 4th Computer Olympiad, and the chess program Initiative which did not compete in ICCA tournaments [4] [5]. According to Chris Whittington the chess software for the Psion 3a PDA was written by Ren Wu [6].

ICGA Journal Award

Along with Don Beal, Ren Wu researched and published on Retrograde Analysis for Chinese Chess Endgame Tablebases, and won the 2002 ICGA Journal Award [7].

Selected Publications

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Forum Posts

External Links


  1. ^ Intelligent Information Management Lab at HP Labs
  2. ^ Ren Wu, HP Labs
  3. ^ Ren Wu at Hewlett Packard Labs - The Computing Innovation Fellows Project
  4. ^ WMCCC Jakarta by Chris Whittington, post 5, rgcc, August 7, 1996
  5. ^ Re: Fritz5 ECM test suite results post 7 by Ren Wu, rgcc, September 6, 1997
  6. ^ Re: Chess software for psion post 5 by Chris Whittington, rgcc, April 18, 1996
  7. ^ Ren Wu, Don Beal (2001). Fast, Memory-efficient Retrograde Algorithms. ICGA Journal, Vol. 24, No. 3
  8. ^ DBLP: Ren Wu
  9. ^ ICGA Reference Database (pdf)
  10. ^ Generating egtbs ICGAJ by Tony Werten, CCC, December 04, 2001, with reference to Computing endgames with few men by Urban Koistinen
  11. ^ Wu / Beal retrograde analisys algorithm by Alvaro Jose Povoa Cardoso, Winboard Forum, March 10, 2007
  12. ^ Ren Wu, Don Beal (2001). Fast, Memory-efficient Retrograde Algorithms.ICGA Journal, Vol. 24, No. 3
  13. ^ Computing endgames with few men by Urban Koistinen

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