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by mhull
Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: What is the Ideal Output for Understanding a Chess Engine?
Replies: 40
Views: 8917

Re: What is the Ideal Output for Understanding a Chess Engin

That was the way we used to patch operating system code on the old IBM /370 - /370 and xerox sigma machines. Most components included a "patch area" (a block of unused memory) explicitly for this purpose so that new executables would not need to be created, since they were often unique to each spec...
by mhull
Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: New Mainframe Tech -- Any Potentials for Chess?
Replies: 0
Views: 804

New Mainframe Tech -- Any Potentials for Chess?

IBM z6 Highlights New high-frequency z/Architecture microprocessor core >4 GHz operation in system 4 cores per die • Each with 3MB private 2nd-level cache Accelerator engines • Data compression • Cryptographic functions • Decimal floating point Integrated SMP communications • Switch connects cores t...
by mhull
Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: What is the Ideal Output for Understanding a Chess Engine?
Replies: 40
Views: 8917

Re: What is the Ideal Output for Understanding a Chess Engin

That was the way we used to patch operating system code on the old IBM /370 - /370 and xerox sigma machines. Most components included a "patch area" (a block of unused memory) explicitly for this purpose so that new executables would not need to be created, since they were often unique to each spec...
by mhull
Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: AMD VS INTEL
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Re: AMD VS INTEL

Is The AMD ATHLON still regarded as best for Chess Programs. I already have an AMD ATHLON dual-core 5000+ I'm looking at purchasing an AMD ATHLON dual-core 6000+ Am I wasting my money going from a 5000+ to 6000+ ? Also, how do the dual-cores perform with the Deep Versions of Chess Programs like Dee...
by mhull
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: HGM's Winboard_F tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

Re: HGM's Winboard_F tournament

Thank to Harm for his interesting automated tournament site! Watching, what happened there with my SMIRF engine, I had been able to recalibrate SMIRF's timing. Moreover I saw again an earlier known weakness during mating situations. Well, I am happy that the tourney is useful! :D But you could also...
by mhull
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: What does the future of computer chess look like to you?
Replies: 9
Views: 2849

Re: What does the future of computer chess look like to you?

sje wrote:The old adage: If you have few or no failures, you're not trying hard enough.
I think I can speak for many people here in looking forward to Symbolic's first games with its cognitron switched on. :)
by mhull
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ethical dilemma
Replies: 209
Views: 64276

Re: ethical dilemma

Robert, in a different world it would be possible to share ideas and property and be happy. But in our world we need people to be successful in order to have you (educational system) and other people be employed -- and this often means not sharing for free, but instead making money. It seems that y...
by mhull
Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ethical dilemma
Replies: 209
Views: 64276

Re: ethical dilemma

Robert, in a different world it would be possible to share ideas and property and be happy. But in our world we need people to be successful in order to have you (educational system) and other people be employed -- and this often means not sharing for free, but instead making money. It seems that y...
by mhull
Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engine authors, beware of false-draw-claim forfeits!
Replies: 150
Views: 35777

Re: Engine authors, beware of false-draw-claim forfeits!

hgm wrote:What a coincidence. That is exactly how we all feel about you... :lol: :lol: :lol:
"....me, myself and I."
by mhull
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engine authors, beware of false-draw-claim forfeits!
Replies: 150
Views: 35777

Re: Engine authors, beware of false-draw-claim forfeits!

I do not see any need to alter the behavior of WinBoard in Human-engine, Human-ICS and engine-ICS (Zippy) mode. If an ICS is involved the ICS controls the score sheet and will do whatever it wants. If a Human is involved he will know when the engine makes a false call, and when it is crashed and sh...