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by Houdini
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6 has been released
Replies: 263
Views: 72685

Re: Houdini 6 has been released

Jouni wrote:Addition: Houdini 6 tactical with syzygy disabled improves a lot and got now 100 solutions.
That makes sense, Syzygy is counterproductive for solving mates.
Houdini doesn't implement any fancy (or "natural") stuff and will be perfectly happy with a tablebase win anytime :).
by Houdini
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How many kn/sec makes Houdini 6 on a Ryzen7 CPU?
Replies: 15
Views: 3110

Re: How many kn/sec makes Houdini 6 on a Ryzen7 CPU?

Here a result in an interesting KID position (taken from the Rybka forum). [D]1r3rk1/1n1bqpb1/p2p1np1/1ppPp2p/2P1P3/1P1BBP1P/P2Q2P1/3NRRNK w - - 0 20 AMD Ryzen 1700 @ 3.7 GHz, 16 threads, 8192 MB of Large Page hash, 6-men Syzygy 22 MN/s on a board full of pieces. After 7.5 hours about 600 billion no...
by Houdini
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6.01 released
Replies: 25
Views: 6713

Re: Houdini 6.01 released

Hi, is there any point in updating just the standard? The change log is as follows: • Houdini 6 Pro: A correction made to Nalimov code to prevent multi-threaded crashes. • A new "Hide Redundant Output" option makes the engine output cleaner by removing some output lines. The option hides informatio...
by Houdini
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6.01 released
Replies: 25
Views: 6713

Re: Houdini 6.01 released

cc2150dx wrote:sorry, I worded that wrong. I meant the standard 6.01 version by itself, not the pro version package (which includes both pro and standard)
The Standard package is limited to 8 threads, as intended. :-)
by Houdini
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6.01 released
Replies: 25
Views: 6713

Re: Houdini 6.01 released

cc2150dx wrote:I'm assuming you also updated the standard version to 6.01. Can you check to see if the max threads are not more than 8. I'm just checking
The Standard engine in the Pro package has the same thread limit (128) as the Pro engine.
by Houdini
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6.01 released
Replies: 25
Views: 6713

Re: Houdini 6.01 released

Where can the customers who bought Houdini 6 download this bugfix version from ? From what I could see on Houdini website, there is no download link... You can use the same download link as before, it now contains the Houdini 6.01 package. Our mailing to inform users about the 6.01 update will be m...
by Houdini
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: H6 VS SF17.09.2017
Replies: 19
Views: 6119

Re: H6 VS SF17.09.2017

Yeap, without time increment these test doesn't mean anything. This I do not understand. Shouldn't an engine's time control algorithms adjust appropriately for any increment, including "sudden death". After all, sudden death is often used to decide tied matches. Everything depends on the overhead o...
by Houdini
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: H6 VS SF17.09.2017
Replies: 19
Views: 6119

Re: H6 VS SF17.09.2017

Scacchista1977 wrote:Sorry but I do not agree with this statement, every test has its usefulness!
I say this as a Houdini supporter since version 2 and this Robert Houdart I believe that know it!
I do confirm that!
by Houdini
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: H6 VS SF17.09.2017
Replies: 19
Views: 6119

Re: H6 VS SF17.09.2017

There are 10 time losses for Houdini in the match. Which defeats the whole point of playing the match... Playing long engine games without time increment is futile, beyond move 100 it becomes a matter of which engine has the default Move Overhead value that works best for the GUI that plays the matc...
by Houdini
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6 Caused Exception Error
Replies: 29
Views: 5582

Re: Houdini 6 Caused Exception Error

ASAP. It will depend on the solution of the error with the Pro version.