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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: 10912

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: 10912

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: 8965

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: 8965

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: 13097

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...
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Iphone Chess Apps
Replies: 52
Views: 13097

Re: Iphone Chess Apps

There is no need to ask for permission to use Sjeng-Free's source code. It comes with a license (the GPL) describing exactly what you can and cannot do with it. If you redistribute something derived from it, you MUST distribute it with the COMPLETE source code. It is not a GPL violation if they are...
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Regarding ICGA 2009 tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 1845

Re: Regarding ICGA 2009 tournament

Given the shortage of time before the start of the 2009 event (less than five months) the ICGA will not make any fundamental change to the concept of restricting participants to the use of 8 cores. Some refinements of the rules will be necessary in order to ensure that all participants keep within ...
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Iphone Chess Apps
Replies: 52
Views: 13097

Re: Iphone Chess Apps

IMO, asking for permission of the author is just a formality. If you couldn't care enough to have your project open source and have the whole world modify it and distribute it to their heart's content. Why should "asking before using it" be such a big deal? There is no need to ask for permission to...
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2009 - Limit of 8 cores
Replies: 47
Views: 6784

Re: WCCC 2009 - Limit of 8 cores

I wonder who would provide all the engine authors who participate a 40-core machine? This is not about removing incentives for implementing good parallel search, it just gives a chance to amateurs who don't have 40-core clusters or University chair and funding with 500 core machines to compete. The...