is hiarcs a slow searcher

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ozziejoe
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is hiarcs a slow searcher

Post by ozziejoe » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:03 am

hi folks,

i know engines differ a great deal in terms of knowledge and speed of search, and speed isn't everything. I've been comparing hiarcs to stockfish, and it looks to me that hiarcs is much slower to get to a particular depth, but its evaluation seems a little more accurate (similar to stockfish at greater depth). any truth to this. If you were to rank top engines in terms of speed, which would be the slowest engine (e.g., to get to a depth of 20 in a particular position).

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Re: is hiarcs a slow searcher

Post by Osipov Jury » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:19 am

10-12 years ago I decompiled the old versions of Fritz and Hiarcs. Fritz was the most optimized for speed, had a very simple evaluation function and a very high speed of search. Evaluation function of Hiarcs was more complicated, and the speed of about 3 times lower.
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Re: is hiarcs a slow searcher

Post by Dr.Wael Deeb » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:01 pm

Osipov Jury wrote:10-12 years ago I decompiled the old versions of Fritz and Hiarcs. Fritz was the most optimized for speed, had a very simple evaluation function and a very high speed of search. Evaluation function of Hiarcs was more complicated, and the speed of about 3 times lower.
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Re: is hiarcs a slow searcher

Post by jmartus » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:21 pm

could u make fritz uci compatible? :)

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Re: is hiarcs a slow searcher

Post by Dr.Wael Deeb » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:50 pm

jmartus wrote:could u make fritz uci compatible? :)
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Re: is hiarcs a slow searcher

Post by mhalstern » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:20 am

C'mon can't one of the brilliant programmers here hack the chessbase *.eng format!

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