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by AndrewGrant
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon
Replies: 33
Views: 4966

Re: Dragon

Does the Dragon licence permit that ? By making that available free you may be taking business away from the Komodo team. Good question and not really sure how that works. There are other users offering Komodo, Dragon, Shredder, Houdini, etc. I see it no different than letting a friend sit down at ...
by AndrewGrant
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish One Thread Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

Re: Stockfish One Thread Challenge

Any idea what version of Ethereal it was? Guessing it was not an NNUE Ethereal? +120 elo or so.
by AndrewGrant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ethereal 12.89?
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Ethereal 12.89?

Anyone know if the version below is the same one that is currently on TCEC? The one on TCEC says "12.89A_PRO_Cup_8" Also, when I download it there is a 12.89snk version. What is "snk", should I use that one over the standard 12.89.exe? Ethereal 12.89: http://www.sdchess.ru/download_engines.htm Hmm,...
by AndrewGrant
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Compiling question?
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Compiling question?

Does bmi2 really always include avx2 instructions, I think I have read this somewhere recently? Also someone complained a while ago, because my bmi2 (named) was slower than before (I had not included avx2). My thinking was that avx2 came much later than bmi2, at least I thought so. So I need to kno...
by AndrewGrant
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Compiling question?
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Compiling question?

Does bmi2 really always include avx2 instructions, I think I have read this somewhere recently? Also someone complained a while ago, because my bmi2 (named) was slower than before (I had not included avx2). My thinking was that avx2 came much later than bmi2, at least I thought so. So I need to kno...
by AndrewGrant
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: FEN compression
Replies: 17
Views: 1687

Re: FEN compression

Occupancy : 8-bytes Evaluation : 2-bytes Turn : 1-bytes White King Sq : 1-bytes Black King Sq : 1-bytes Piece Count : 1-bytes Packed Pieces : 1-bytes per two pieces (16 max, 12 average) = Average of 26-bytes, max of 30-bytes. This is already better, and simpler, than the one from NNUE folks. And ye...
by AndrewGrant
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: FEN compression
Replies: 17
Views: 1687

Re: FEN compression

Not nearly as good as yours, although trivial to decompress and matches my internal use during training. Load times are pretty fast, to the point where speeding it up is a non-factor for me, but I imagine your scheme would be faster, trading off disk reads for decompression. Occupancy : 8-bytes Eval...
by AndrewGrant
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: It walks like a clone, it quacks like a clone ...
Replies: 47
Views: 4401

Re: It walks like a clone, it quacks like a clone ...

Possibly because most of engine development has left the realm of human understanding. Its mostly trial and error. Those with the best instincts only have a marginal edge in predicting success of ideas. Idk, back in the original days of talkchess (CCC), there were not resources like the wiki, youtu...
by AndrewGrant
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: It walks like a clone, it quacks like a clone ...
Replies: 47
Views: 4401

Re: It walks like a clone, it quacks like a clone ...

I think you missed his point. Top engine devs are not lurking around in the talkchess subforums anymore. They are in discord servers. Whether that be Stockfish, Leela, or smaller ones like their own Koivisto one or OpenBench's discord. Talkchess is a place to post releases, games and results, and c...
by AndrewGrant
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: It walks like a clone, it quacks like a clone ...
Replies: 47
Views: 4401

Re: It walks like a clone, it quacks like a clone ...

Ps. Please be kind sir :) huh? perpetrator playing victim, seems pretty standard these days :D let me refresh your memory, you wrote this: Almost no discussion that is relevant to development of chess engines goes on in this forum, why should we be active here? Talkchess really is not the centre of...