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Re: Starting this weekend :-)

Post by Graham Banks » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:31 am

attakinski wrote:it would be a surprise to me if CM XI could not run on 8 cpu's....
Yes, but there's the problem with it wanting cpu time when it's the opponent's turn to move. :roll:
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Re: Starting this weekend :-)

Post by gleperlier » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:33 am

Graham Banks wrote:
attakinski wrote:it would be a surprise to me if CM XI could not run on 8 cpu's....
Yes, but there's the problem with it wanting cpu time when it's the opponent's turn to move. :roll:
CM XI : Bad boy ! :D

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Re: Starting this weekend :-)

Post by Daniel Shawul » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:04 am

I have worked on the 8 cpu version of scorpio a bit just for this tournament. Hopefully it has improved some. I will send it to you before the weekend.

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Re: Starting this weekend :-)

Post by attakinski » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:23 am

as far as I know this has no influence on the outcome of the game

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Re: Starting this weekend :-)

Post by Graham Banks » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:51 am

attakinski wrote:as far as I know this has no influence on the outcome of the game
Hi Cock,

it denies the opposing engine full use of the 8 cores though. You know I'd love to include Chessmaster, but under these circumstances I can't. :?

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Re: Starting this weekend :-)

Post by Graham Banks » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:52 am

Daniel Shawul wrote:I have worked on the 8 cpu version of scorpio a bit just for this tournament. Hopefully it has improved some. I will send it to you before the weekend.
Sounds good Daniel. Thanks. 8-)
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Re: Starting this weekend :-)

Post by Graham Banks » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:12 am

Graham Banks wrote:It will be an 8 round swiss run at 40/40 repeating.
Ponder off with a generic book for all (limited to a depth of 8 moves).
Will probably be broadcast in playchess, otherwise in TLCV.

The GUI will either be ChessGUI or Fritz (to be decided, although using the former means not having to use the wb2uci adapters for winboard engines). If Deep Fritz plays, of course the Fritz GUI will be a necessity.

Engines I hope to include, although I'm not sure which ones are unable to use 8 cores yet (only engines that can use 8 cores will participate):

Houdini 2.0c
Stockfish 2.2.2
Rybka 4.1
Critter 1.6a
Vitruvius 1.11C
Ivanhoe 9.46h
Deep Saros 3.2
Naum 4.2
Chiron 1.1a
Deep Fritz 13 (only if I have it by the weekend)
Deep Junior 13
Deep Shredder 12
Spike 1.4 Leiden
Protector 1.4.0
Hiarcs 13.2
Zappa Mexico II
Spark 1.0
Onno 1.2.70
Deep Sjeng WC2008
Thinker 5.4d Inert
Toga II 1.4.1SE
Scorpio 2.7
Bright 0.5c
MinkoChess 1.3
Crafty 23.4
Tornado 4.88
Cyclone xTreme
Jonny 4.00
BugChess2 1.9
Loop 13.6
Gaviota 0.85.1

I'm happy to include any other engines that can use 8 cores, if the engine author lets me know.

If you know that any of the above engines cannot use 8 cores, please let me know, as it will save me time.

Known private engines or latest betas of known engines will be included if the author emails me a copy before the weekend. Of course, you have my word that it will not be shared.

Don't think I've missed anything?
Also added:

Sting SF PV
Delphil
Bouquet

Setting up the tournament Saturday morning NZ time. Will be using the Deep Fritz 13 GUI and therefore looking to set up the live broadcast in playchess.
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Engines that work for me with 8 cores

Post by Graham Banks » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:19 am

Houdini 1.5a
Stockfish 2.2.2
Rybka 4.1
Critter 1.6a
Vitruvius 1.11C
Ivanhoe 9.46h
Deep Saros 3.2
Naum 4.2
Chiron 1.1a
Deep Fritz 13
Deep Junior 13
Deep Shredder 12
Bouquet 1.2
Spike 1.4 Leiden
Protector 1.4.0
Hiarcs 13.2
Zappa Mexico II
Spark 1.0
Deep Onno 1.2.70
Deep Sjeng WC2008
Bright 0.5c
MinkoChess 1.3
Tornado 4.88
Cyclone xTreme
Jonny 4.00
BugChess2 1.9
Gaviota 0.85.1
Delphil 2.9d


The version of Houdini 2.0c that I have uses 6 cores max, whereas Houdini 1.5a uses all 8 cores.

Sting SF PV causes an exception, so I can't currently use it.
Loop 13.6, Toga II 1.4.1SE and Thinker 5.4d Inert only use 4 cores max.

I cannot get Crafty 23.4 or Scorpio 2.7 working on this computer using the wb2uci files.
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Re: Engines that work for me with 8 cores

Post by jdart » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:55 pm

Arasan can use up to 32 cores, although it is not as efficient as some engines keeping all cores utilized.

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Re: Engines that work for me with 8 cores

Post by Graham Banks » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:02 pm

jdart wrote:Arasan can use up to 32 cores, although it is not as efficient as some engines keeping all cores utilized.

--Jon
Very good. Arasan has been added to the list. :)
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