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brute-force search

A popular term for an inelegant and inefficient search for data, with no useful abstraction or curating.
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More importantly, as a result of pure brute force computing capability, more sophisticated analytic methodologies have emerged to maximize the value of data," said Peterman.
By joining special purpose hardware and software with general purpose parallel computing systems (IBM's RS/6000 SP), the team developed a system that possessed a brute force computing speed that, last year, was capable of examining 200 million moves per second -- or 50 billion positions -- in the three minutes allocated for a single move in a chess game.