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is hiarcs a slow searcher

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:03 am
by ozziejoe
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).

Re: is hiarcs a slow searcher

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:19 am
by Osipov Jury
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.

Re: is hiarcs a slow searcher

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:01 pm
by Dr.Wael Deeb
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.
My man :D

:wink:

Re: is hiarcs a slow searcher

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:21 pm
by jmartus
could u make fritz uci compatible? :)

Re: is hiarcs a slow searcher

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:50 pm
by Dr.Wael Deeb
jmartus wrote:could u make fritz uci compatible? :)
:lol:

Re: is hiarcs a slow searcher

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:20 am
by mhalstern
C'mon can't one of the brilliant programmers here hack the chessbase *.eng format!