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To engine programmers: next TCEC Season starting in ~ 1month

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:17 am
by Martin Thoresen
Hi all,

This is a heads up for all engine programmers. I will do my usual email exchange soon with the "regulars", but if you want to participate in the next TCEC Season please send me an email to webmaster at tcec-chess dot net

Minimum requirements for the engine:
SMP
UCI or WB


The TCEC computer is a 16-core dual Xeon which will now allow up to 16 GB hash per engine. All tablebase flavors are available (up to 5 men).

If you need more details please don't hesitate to ask.

People that are just copying IPP or SF code and putting their name on it do not need to bother contacting me.

Thanks!

Re: To engine programmers: next TCEC Season starting in ~ 1m

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:16 pm
by Mdannib
Martin i've got the error below:

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

webmaster at tcec-chess dot net

Technical details of permanent failure:
DNS Error: Domain name not found
:shock: :shock: :shock:

/Matteo

Re: To engine programmers: next TCEC Season starting in ~ 1m

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:25 pm
by Martin Thoresen
Mdannib wrote:Martin i've got the error below:

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

webmaster at tcec-chess dot net

Technical details of permanent failure:
DNS Error: Domain name not found
:shock: :shock: :shock:

/Matteo
Yes, apparently there are some issues right now with the mailserver.

Please just send me a PM instead. :)

Best,
Martin

Re: To engine programmers: next TCEC Season starting in ~ 1m

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:31 pm
by Mdannib
Thanks :D

/Matteo

Re: To engine programmers: next TCEC Season starting in ~ 1m

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:00 pm
by gladius
Excellent -- can't wait :).

Re: To engine programmers: next TCEC Season starting in ~ 1m

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:16 am
by Martin Thoresen
Julien Marcel is required to read this thread. I think his 1 year is up. :lol:

Re: To engine programmers: next TCEC Season starting in ~ 1m

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:34 am
by Martin Thoresen
The tcec-chess.net domain is on hold right now (it will be moved to Chessdom permanently) but I am unsure if this affects the email or not.

So please PM me instead of sending an email.

Thanks to everyone that has contacted me so far, I think the next Season will be a great event.

Best,
Martin

Re: To engine programmers: next TCEC Season starting in ~ 1m

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:47 pm
by Martin Thoresen
Martin Thoresen wrote: So please PM me instead of sending an email.
The email should be fully functional again, so please use it instead of PM here in the forum. Thanks.

Re: To engine programmers: next TCEC Season starting in ~ 1m

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:21 pm
by S.Taylor
It is permanently, which means a few days! lol

Re: To engine programmers: next TCEC Season starting in ~ 1m

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:25 pm
by FriedmannC
Great to hear this, Martin! Do you know if there will be an update Houdini for this season?