Photos: Chess supercomputer crushes grandmaster Summary: The United Kingdom's top chess player was soundly beaten by Hydra, a clustered system of 32 PCs. By Bill Detwiler | July 20, 2006 -- 16:01 GMT (09:01 PDT) Follow @billdetwiler Previous | Next Image 8 of 8 Hydra's view of his opponent. The supercomputer was named after a seven-headed monster. Topics: PCs, Hardware Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.