Rubik’s Cube Improves Business Efficiency

By |2017-11-05T04:33:48+00:00October 17th, 2006|All Puzzles, Rubik's Cube|0 Comments

A few months ago I already wrote about Gene Cooperman who received US$ 200.000 to solve Rubik’s Cube. But there is more behind the story.

Researchers are striving to help companies improve efficiency by studying the puzzle of all puzzles: the Rubik’s Cube. By using a lot of computers to solving Rubik’s Cube.

Armed with at least 64 microprocessors and 20 terabytes of space, a professor from Northeastern University in Boston will try to do just that by recording as many states of the Rubik’s Cube as possible.

The project may seem like a fascination with one of the world’s most popular toys gone awry, but it’s actually a complex look at how better operations research could improve a company’s bottom line, says Gene Cooperman, director of the Institute for Complex Scientific Software at Northeastern, who is spearheading the project.

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