[Haskell-cafe] Sudoku Solver

Murray Gross mgross21 at verizon.net
Tue Aug 7 04:48:03 EDT 2007

I am working on a parallel brute-force solver, which will be tested on 
25x25 puzzles (my current serial solver requires less than 1 second for 
the most difficult 9x9 puzzles I've been able to find; while I haven't 
tried it on 16x16 puzzles on one of the machines in the Brooklyn College 
Metis cluster, extrapolation from another machine indicates that 16x16 
puzzles will take 15-20 minutes; the 25x25 test case I have requires about 
a week on a cluster machine).

Unfortunately, we have a lot of preparatory work to do, so it will be a 
while before I have any results from a puzzle solver.

The parallel work will be done on our parallel version of release 5 

Murray Gross
Brooklyn College

On Tue, 7 Aug 2007, Donald Bruce Stewart wrote:

> hughperkins:
>>    On 8/7/07, Donald Bruce Stewart <[1]dons at cse.unsw.edu.au>
>>    wrote:
>>      See also,
>>          [2]http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Sudoku
>>      -- Don
>>    Just out of ... errr.... curiosity... which of those
>>    implementations is the fastest?
> No idea. You could compile them all with -O2, run them on a set of
> puzzles, and produce a table of results :-)
> I'm a little surprised no one's tried a parallel solution yet, actually.
> We've got an SMP runtime for a reason, people!
> -- Don
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