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by FlavusSnow
Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engine Interface
Replies: 9
Views: 1560

Re: Engine Interface

Sounds great. I would be very interested.

As for LittleBlitzer, I run Linux, so it is not ideal for me. Also, my second goal of making an analysis assistant would not be furthered.
by FlavusSnow
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engine Interface
Replies: 9
Views: 1560

Engine Interface

I'm looking for some clean, well documented interface C code that can match two engines against eachother without graphics, using the UCI protocol. If it records games in .PGN, its a plus, but no other features are needed. I have two goals: 1. To reinvent the wheel and write my own, simple, tourname...
by FlavusSnow
Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Tool for automatic black-box parameter optimization released
Replies: 57
Views: 11131

Re: Tool for automatic black-box parameter optimization rele

I'll first comment that I wasn't able to get a copy before it fell from the face of the earth ;) But regardless, a lot of people were instantly trying to apply this to evaluation parameters. Couldn't this also be applied specifically to search parameters? Essentially parameters whose sole purpose we...
by FlavusSnow
Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: HOUDINI No Fear! If you are with God you are going to win!!
Replies: 25
Views: 6249

Re: HOUDINI No Fear! If you are with God you are going to wi

I'd also like to point out that, after all that prayer, your Houdini lost to a 1700.
by FlavusSnow
Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Perft 12 in progress
Replies: 49
Views: 6769

Re: Perft 12 in progress

Oliver Brausch has created some very fast perft code: http://home.arcor.de/dreamlike/chess/ Downsides are that it appears to only be capable of using one thread. The good part is that it gets more than 100,000 knps (thats 100,000,000 nodes per second) in 32-bit, and 200,000 knps with 64-bit. I used ...
by FlavusSnow
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Perft 12 in progress
Replies: 49
Views: 6769

Re: Perft 12 in progress

How many nodes per second do you get?

I tried calculating it from some of your previous posts, but I'm guessing your output is centiseconds or maybe something else?
by FlavusSnow
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Perft 12 in progress
Replies: 49
Views: 6769

Re: Perft 12 in progress

What software do you run for this? Is it an engine, or a specialized perft app?

does anyone know what engine would have the fastest perft?
by FlavusSnow
Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AMD Bulldozer Architecture - Chess Performance Predictions
Replies: 21
Views: 5496

Re: AMD Bulldozer Architecture - Chess Performance Predictio

So this is even closer to true cores than I originally thought.

Lets just hope that other resources don't begin to limit performance when these chips finally do come out.
by FlavusSnow
Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AMD Bulldozer Architecture - Chess Performance Predictions
Replies: 21
Views: 5496

Re: AMD Bulldozer Architecture - Chess Performance Predictio

I ignore this stuff until the chip actually shows up, since it is difficult to know what the final product will look like. But for chess, FP doesn't offer much... I'll ignore your comment all together and go ahead and ask another question. If the chip is released with two ALUs per scheduler (one AL...
by FlavusSnow
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AMD Bulldozer Architecture - Chess Performance Predictions
Replies: 21
Views: 5496

AMD Bulldozer Architecture - Chess Performance Predictions

AMD is scheduled to release a new chip design (Bulldozer) in the next 6 months. I'm curious to see what everyone thinks about the performance penalties or benefits of the new design. To reduce a description of the new design into a few lines: a single bulldozer module consists of one scheduler, two ...