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Submission + - Rubik's cube solved in just 26 moves

thefickler writes: Researchers from Northeastern University in the US have managed to prove that the Rubik's cube can be solved in just 26 moves.

Computer science professor Gene Cooperman and graduate student Dan Kunkle were able to accomplish this new record through two primary techniques.They used 7 terabytes of distributed disk as an extension to RAM, in order to hold some large tables and developed a new, "faster faster" way of computing moves, and even whole groups of moves, by using mathematical group theory.

This process can check if this value is zero, and if it is, it does something child-like. -- Forbes Burkowski, CS 454, University of Washington

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