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Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:15 pm
by syzygy
Ras wrote:
syzygy wrote:In particular if two engines are playing each other on the same machine, it is not correct for one engine to continuously wake up while the other engine is searching.
In my implementation, there is one thread blocking on stdin, and another thread (which would search if it were the engine's turn) polling on an internal queue, waking up every 10 ms. The Windows task manager shows "00" (in percent) for CPU usage, which is why I didn't bother to use OS specific proper blocking.
Proper blocking is easy to achieve. For each search thread i, use CreateEevent() to create a thread->startEvent and a thread->stopEvent HANDLE.

Now each search thread i does this:

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  while (1) {
    WaitForSingleObject(thread[i]->startEvent, INFINITE);
    // search
    SetEvent(thread[i]->stopEvent);
  }
and the main thread does this:

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  // it's our turn, so start the search threads
  for &#40;i = 0; i < num_threads; i++)
    SetEvent&#40;thread&#91;i&#93;->startEvent&#41;;
  // let the main thread search or just wait for input or time running out
  // now wait until the search threads have stopped searching
  for &#40;i = 0; i < num_threads; i++)
    WaitForSingleObject&#40;thread&#91;i&#93;->stopEvent, INFINITE&#41;;
  // output best move

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:55 pm
by Ozymandias
Carlos777 wrote:It seems the new update is weaker than the 0.92 version, at least under TCEC conditions. Only 0.5 out of 5 games, keeping in mind that in the previous stage Andy remained unbeaten.
Not so bad in the end, was it?

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:15 pm
by Carlos777
Ozymandias wrote:
Carlos777 wrote:It seems the new update is weaker than the 0.92 version, at least under TCEC conditions. Only 0.5 out of 5 games, keeping in mind that in the previous stage Andy remained unbeaten.
Not so bad in the end, was it?
Maybe I was too quick to affirm that. Andscacs 0.92 finished 4th in the previous stage and 0.921 tied with Booot in the last position in stage 2. I guess this result is normal because few games were played and these engines are close in strenght.
My apologies to Daniel if he took it the wrong way, I was just concerned and dissapointed about Andscacs' bad start. Good luck in next season.

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:43 pm
by cdani
Carlos777 wrote:
Ozymandias wrote:
Carlos777 wrote:It seems the new update is weaker than the 0.92 version, at least under TCEC conditions. Only 0.5 out of 5 games, keeping in mind that in the previous stage Andy remained unbeaten.
Not so bad in the end, was it?
Maybe I was too quick to affirm that. Andscacs 0.92 finished 4th in the previous stage and 0.921 tied with Booot in the last position in stage 2. I guess this result is normal because few games were played and these engines are close in strenght.
My apologies to Daniel if he took it the wrong way, I was just concerned and dissapointed about Andscacs' bad start. Good luck in next season.
No problem!! :-) As always, few games are not much significant. Also if Andscacs had not lost the game for the illegal move, it had finished a bit higher, so more similar to what happened in stage 1.

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:29 pm
by Henk
Looks to me Andscacs is playing too many draws. Intention should be to destroy your opponent completely otherwise better not play chess. Better lose than going for a draw.

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:31 pm
by Graham Banks
Henk wrote:Looks to me Andscacs is playing too many draws. Intention should be to destroy your opponent completely otherwise better not play chess. Better lose than going for a draw.
That's a matter of opinion.

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:31 pm
by Henk
Graham Banks wrote:
Henk wrote:Looks to me Andscacs is playing too many draws. Intention should be to destroy your opponent completely otherwise better not play chess. Better lose than going for a draw.
That's a matter of opinion.
I am still able to think about something more friendly than capturing a king. Or what do you mean. Is it about Andscacs playing not too many draws or the intention of playing chess.

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:55 pm
by ernest
syzygy wrote:
cdani wrote:As the bug happened in only one move situation,
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If this is indeed what happened, then the solution is to reset the various thread-specific data structures in the main thread before starting the actual search.
Bravo, Ron !
Seems the craziest bugs can be corrected through logical thinking... :)

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:16 pm
by Gusev
Thank you!! The source code release makes Andscacs eligible for participation in the next season of FOSCEC. Moreover, CCRL should change the engine name color from green to orange! :D

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:07 am
by tpoppins
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