Any news about new Fire and/or Xiphos?

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Re: Any news about new Fire and/or Xiphos?

Post by Rebel » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:45 pm

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Re: Any news about new Fire and/or Xiphos?

Post by kranium » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:14 pm

Hey guys-

When the pandemic hit, I suddenly found a whole lot of extra free time.

Fire 8 beta became a modernized version of 7.1, with source code improved to c++17...
a whole host of clang-tidy recommendations/fixes applied, along with an attempt to improve search depth etc.

Unfortunately it seems to have regressed, finished last in DivP, and was relegated to a lower division.
For this reason it won't be released, and I (probably) won't try to fix it.

Main reason: I'm now involved with Stockfish-nnue...
trying to help Nodchip, Joerg Oster, ttak, qhapaq-49, etc. improve the code-base

I've been able to contribute several commits to date, and authored a Windows GUI to help train networks:

I've also been managing a repository offering optimized Windows compiles (popcnt included)
(9 new binaries released today)

all of which keeping me pretty busy ATM

Best Regards-

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Re: Any news about new Fire and/or Xiphos?

Post by Ovyron » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:53 pm

And it's possible Stockfish-NNUE becomes the strongest chess engine in the future, so that's understandable.

I just hope they can find a new name for the thing...

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