Houdini 1.5 is released

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Re: Houdini 1.5 is released

Post by Nelson Hernandez » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:07 pm

You might have some luck if you go into Task Manager and change Houdini's base priority from Normal to Low. Houdini is quite a resource hog.

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Re: Houdini 1.5 is released

Post by Nelson Hernandez » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:13 pm

Robert, I have read similar problems from multiple people. I suspect the root of the problem is that Houdini loads with "Normal" base priority and slows down everything on your computer including GUI. You might take a slight performance hit, but I suspect a lot of these problems would disappear if it was simply changed to "Low" priority.

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Re: Houdini 1.5 is released

Post by De Vos W » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:15 pm

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Re: Houdini 1.5 is released

Post by Houdini » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:43 pm

Nelson Hernandez wrote:Robert, I have read similar problems from multiple people. I suspect the root of the problem is that Houdini loads with "Normal" base priority and slows down everything on your computer including GUI. You might take a slight performance hit, but I suspect a lot of these problems would disappear if it was simply changed to "Low" priority.
Nelson,

It's not up to Houdini to decide at what priority it should run. The GUI is in full control of the engines, and decides when and at what priority they run.

This is demonstrated by the fact that some GUIs have a specific option for controlling the engine process priority, whereas other GUIs don't have this option but will run the engine by default at lower priority.

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Re: Houdini 1.5 is released

Post by Terry McCracken » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:15 am

Milos wrote:
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if a post of yours is missing as a result of splitting the thread
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Re: Houdini 1.5 is released

Post by James Constance » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:15 am

Thanks, Robert. 50 Elo is a fantastic achievement!

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Re: Houdini 1.5 is released

Post by swami » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:11 am

Hi Robert,

The engine is extremely good at analysis, and top GM no less than Peter Svidler uses it.

I'd like to see Iphone or Android version of Houdini! Is it in the works? Ofcourse, I understand improving the PC strength of Houdini even more is top priority.

Keep up the good work!

Best wishes,
Swami

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Re: Houdini 1.5 is released

Post by James Constance » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:59 am

How do you know Peter Svidler uses Houdini?

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Re: Houdini 1.5 is released

Post by tano-urayoan » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:02 am

James Constance wrote:How do you know Peter Svidler uses Houdini?
http://www.crestbook.com/en/node/1390

"ChemaAnton: Hello, Peter! Which engine do you use for analysis? (if it’s not a secret).
Тактик: Which chess programs do you prefer – which engines do you use?

I’ve put together quite a large collection – although I’ve also seen much more complete menageries than mine. At the moment the ones I use most are Houdini, Fire and Rybka."

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Re: Houdini 1.5 is released

Post by James Constance » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:07 am

Thanks. Actually, I'd be surprised if there was any top GM that wasn't using Houdini. I'm sure the word gets around pretty quickly.

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