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16 search as Distributed computing project

Postby dyitto » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:31 pm

Has the search for a 16 clue sudoku ever been initiated as distributed computing project - like SETI?
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Re: 16 search as Distributed computing project

Postby ronk » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:49 pm

dyitto wrote:Has the search for a 16 clue sudoku ever been initiated as distributed computing project - like SETI?

Does anyone honestly believe a 16-clue single-solution sudoku exists? Effort might be better spent trying to develop a [edit: mathematical] proof that it cannot.
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Re: 16 search as Distributed computing project

Postby gsf » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:21 am

ronk wrote:
dyitto wrote:Has the search for a 16 clue sudoku ever been initiated as distributed computing project - like SETI?

Does anyone honestly believe a 16-clue single-solution sudoku exists? Effort might be better spent trying to develop a proof that it cannot.

google sudoku boinc for the only project I am aware of
looks dead
doomed for failure at inception anyway -- at least for results in our lifetime
I recall they were trying to squeeze in on an exhaustive proof from both ends (small # clues ... 16 clues)
but didn't locate the original project goals though
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