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Game insights

Game statistics

  • Distribution of legal positions and game space-state
  • Report: impact of 11- and 13-seed loops on the game's resolution
  • Discovery: breadth-first search (BFS) of 48-seed state-space
  • Discovery: retrograde analysis observable patterns

Resolution methodology

  • Depth-first search (DFS)
  • Backward propagation
  • Brute-force: asynchronous multi-thread propagation

Mathematics of Oware

  • Pascal triangle
  • Bit-map operations

Technical implementation

  • Machine: 24 Core / 48 Threads, 768 GB ECC memory, 2 TB SSD
  • Databases: topology, model, formats, R/W performances
  • Memory: indexing, paging & caching

Presentations & Papers