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by mhalstern
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does Critter use <99% cpu when getting a lot of Tb Hits?
Replies: 10
Views: 2287

Re: Does Critter use <99% cpu when getting a lot of Tb Hi

Robert, I have a few follow up Houdini questions. 1 - Are there situations where changing the values for Hard_Probe_Depth and Soft_Probe_Depth would produce better results than the default values. 2 - I usually change the default Gaviota Tablebase cache to 128 mb. I usually have a lot of free ram, w...
by mhalstern
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: a serious flaw in Houdini.
Replies: 23
Views: 6066

Re: a serious flaw in Houdini.

I'm not sure if the answer is relevant to this issue, but are you running 4 cores with hyperthreading on, or some dual setup with 8 real cores?
by mhalstern
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does Critter use <99% cpu when getting a lot of Tb Hits?
Replies: 10
Views: 2287

Re: Does Critter use <99% cpu when getting a lot of Tb Hi

I don't know, but for my next pc build I will have a SSD to store my tablebases on as it has been reported to me that these are accessed must faster than SATA drives and the faster access will increase engine performance. I don't think it would be practical to do, but if I stored my TB's on a ram dr...
by mhalstern
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does Critter use <99% cpu when getting a lot of Tb Hits?
Replies: 10
Views: 2287

Does Critter use <99% cpu when getting a lot of Tb Hits?

I am refering to Critter_1.0_64bit_SSE4.exe, as I haven't set up the patched version yet. I use the complete 5 man GTB set with tablebase usage set to "everywhere." At the end of a long game, Critter was on the losing end of a R+B +pp against R+B +p, had less than 6 minutes on the clock and was show...
by mhalstern
Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Critter bugfix update
Replies: 12
Views: 7061

Re: Critter bugfix update

Richard,

Thanks,

Will it have value for me to replace the Dll's, if I continue to use the original 1.0 release, or do the new Dll's (I am only using the 64 bit version) require the patched version?
by mhalstern
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: GM Ruslan Ponomariov answers your questions: Part II
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: GM Ruslan Ponomariov answers your questions: Part II

Somebody should tell Ruslan to check his task manager. He has some sort of setup that gives Rybka normal or higher priority and Houdini a lower priority. he just needs to lower Houdini's priority.
by mhalstern
Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Looking forward to Komodo MP
Replies: 45
Views: 18206

Re: Looking forward to Komodo MP

How did you Get Sjeng ct 2010?
by mhalstern
Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Hash usage percent display (in Arena)
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

Re: Hash usage percent display (in Arena)

Some quick tests on my pc show Houdini 1.5a reporting from just below 11,000 kn/s to just over 12,000/kn/s. I ran the tests using 1 gig of hash and analysing various positions for 30 seconds. My pc has 6 gig of Ram. Robert, What would be the ideal hash settings for Houdini for these conditions: 1 - ...
by mhalstern
Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Critter 1.0 available
Replies: 56
Views: 27945

Re: Critter 1.0 available

Thanks,

It is amazing how much better free software support is than paid software sunpport!
by mhalstern
Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Critter 1.0 for Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 5220

Re: Critter 1.0 for Linux

I apologize for any misinformation. I don't know much about Macs, but after launching a terminal shell, I have always been able to get some work done while using some basic linux commands that I am familar with, such as ls for directory listings. I can modify files with a vi editor and use standard ...