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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Post by AdminX » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:33 am

"Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions."
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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Post by ernst » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:52 am

...and the relevance of this post with computerchess is?

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Post by AdminX » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:53 am

ernst wrote:...and the relevance of this post with computerchess is?
The same as it is for any other OS that chess programs run on that is discussed here.
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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Post by muxecoid » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:23 pm

ernst wrote:...and the relevance of this post with computerchess is?
The easiest way to get 64 bit OS.

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Post by CRoberson » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:05 pm

Many bitboard engines have 64 bit MS and 64 bit Linux versions. Such engines typically get a big speed up going from 32 bit to 64 bit.

So, this is is very much on topic.

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Post by aturri » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:34 pm

Is there any site comparing chess strengths of the same 64-bit engine running on different OS (especifically between GNU/Linux and MS Windows)?

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Post by alpha123 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:11 pm

aturri wrote:Is there any site comparing chess strengths of the same 64-bit engine running on different OS (especifically between GNU/Linux and MS Windows)?
Other than that Linux distros typically use much less RAM and run smoother, no.

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Post by wolfv » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:10 pm

The post was relevant to computer chess in many ways. For example, Stockfish 1.7.1 64bit and Naum 4.2 64bit run about 8% faster on Ubuntu 9.04 when compared to Windows 7 64bit.

There is Rybka 64bit, Naum 4.2 64bit, Stockfish 64bit, Glaurung 64bit, Crafty and many other strong and free engines that run on this FREE of charge OS.

I hope that you will realise the relevance of the post you criticised to computer chess...

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Post by Marek Soszynski » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:18 pm

And just how easy is it to get Rybka 64-bit running under Linux compared to Windows?
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Post by wolfv » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:38 pm

Piece of cake. Get 'microwine' (google for it) or look it up in the Rybka forum where you will also get the instructions how to go about it. Takes about 3-5 minutes from the moment you decide to really try Rybka 3 in Linux. On the other hand you can download the Linux native Stockfish 1.7.1 or the exquisite Linux native Naum 4.2 (and pay only 25 euros for it).

Have fun with Linux. Be aware though that it takes quite a bit of time to learn some of the subtleties later on in order to tailor your own Linux system completely, just the way you want it. The pay-off for the effort is more than adequate, if you ask me.

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