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Transputer,
a RISC processor architecture of the 80s and 90s produced by Inmos, featuring integrated memory and serial communication links, intended for parallel computing. Chess programs running on massive Transputer networks were Moby and Zugzwang.
Inmos T800 [1]

De Bruijn Network

Zugzwang's distributed parallel search algorithm works for any underlying Transputer network, a De Bruijn like connected network with maximum degree of 4 and a logarithmic diameter is well suited to serve a Transputer interconnection scheme [2] :
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A De Bruijn like connected Transputer network of dimension three

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  1. ^ Image by Konstantin Lanzet, October 11, 2009, Transputer from Wikipedia
  2. ^ Rainer Feldmann, Peter Mysliwietz, Burkhard Monien (1991). A Fully Distributed Chess Program. Advances in Computer Chess 6, pdf, page 6

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