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Fhourstones is an integer benchmark that efficiently solves positions in the game of Connect-4.
Available in both ANSI-C and Java, it is quite portable and compact (under 500 lines of source), and uses 50Mb of memory. The benchmark involves (after warming up on 3 easier positions) solving the entire game, which takes about half an hour on contemporary PCs.
Fhourstones was named as a pun on Dhrystone. (dhry sounds exactly like drei, German for three, so fhourstones is like dhrystone++)
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