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by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: additions to the shannon algorithm?
Replies: 13
Views: 2773

Re: additions to the shannon algorithm?

Another very important thing is knowing which endgames are drawn.
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: SMP and helpfull master concept
Replies: 12
Views: 2336

Re: SMP and helpfull master concept

Another trick which you can try is to only allow the master to help in subtrees below its own splitpoint.
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: additions to the shannon algorithm?
Replies: 13
Views: 2773

Re: additions to the shannon algorithm?

I'm surprised nobody mentions passed pawns
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: SMP and helpfull master concept
Replies: 12
Views: 2336

Re: SMP and helpfull master concept

Yes. You don't want to do this if the subtrees below the splitpoint get too small.
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Core i7 and chess
Replies: 63
Views: 10842

Re: Core i7 and chess

Karmazen & Oliver wrote:
in chess HT 23 % up for this CPU. Yes, I write that I was thinking about this... in a previus post...

bye
Nodes per second speedup means NOTHING for actual playing strength, which will be clear if you actually read this thread.
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Core i7 and chess
Replies: 63
Views: 10842

Re: Core i7 and chess

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Program Exe Processor GHz Threads Kn/s Time Hardware User ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Crafty v22.8 64 bit i7 920 HT off @4.00GHz 4CPU 18072085 ...
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Core i7 and chess
Replies: 63
Views: 10842

Re: Core i7 and chess

I don't see any problem,because the chess engine should see the 8threads and use them like 8cores..and if you turn HT off then is it just a quad core cpu! So,i think the problem must be in Rybka! and i'am sure the core i7 is faster then a skulltrail for chess! I have used Toga ,because i have to us...
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ICGA WCCC prospects ...
Replies: 86
Views: 8870

Re: ICGA WCCC prospects ...

Also, I would to mention that uniform platform was not a problem at all, at the Chess960 computer world championships in Mainz, 2005-2008. Did anyone NOT join them because the hardware was limited?! I don't think so. It's a prove that it can be done, and the software competition is more meaningful ...
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ICGA WCCC prospects ...
Replies: 86
Views: 8870

Re: ICGA WCCC prospects ...

The problem is, we don't care about customers, users or normal chess players. Yes, that is in fact a problem. I think you tell me your opinion, but would for example SMK, who lives from programming and selling chess software, sign this? On the first page of his online shop, he shows the list of Shr...
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Iphone Chess Apps
Replies: 52
Views: 12998

Re: Iphone Chess Apps

I can't verify any of these but I thought I would post it here since its relevant. The pro version doesn't mention anything about sjeng engine and someone mentioned castling is not possible on the pro version; but I can't verify it since I didn't buy it. Hope this helps. If the person who posted th...