Chess960@home

Chess960@home is a distributed computing project that runs on the BOINC software platform. It aims to create a vast collection of Chess960 games and to publish it on the internet for public use.

In Chess960@home one half-move is one workunit. The deadline for workunits is short, only 24 hours.[1] The workunits typically take from one to fifteen minutes to complete, depending on the computer.

The games take approximately 60 to 80 moves, which is 120 to 160 workunits.[2] There are a few hundred games running in parallel[3] and some 50 to 60 games are completed each day.[4]

The project is in a test stage as of mid-December 2006, but it had over 3000 active hosts and over 380 GigaFLOPS of processing power.[5]

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