Is Stockfish a better chessengine than Houdini 4 ?

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Is Stockfish a better chessengine than Houdini 4 ?

Post by consen » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:51 am

Hello. I have a pc with 4 CPU with hypertrading. A Intel 3770 CPU with 16 GByte RAM. I have tested newest Stockfish against Houdini 4.

This is the result after 502 game.

The match is played with opening book
Perfect2014.ctg. It is 16 Megabyte big and all game are altso played reversed.
That mean that all game have repeatet opening.
The same opening as stockfish have, that opening nex game altso have.

GUNNARPC, Blitz 1m+1s 0


1 Stockfish 300314 64 SSE4.2 +40 +156/=248/-98 55.78% 280.0/502
2 Houdini 4 Pro x64 -40 +98/=248/-156 44.22% 222.0/502

Is stockfish better than Houdini 4 ?
This was a choking result.

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Re: Is Stockfish a better chessengine than Houdini 4 ?

Post by Vinvin » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:25 pm

They are about the same strength. Stockfish improves fast, but we have no news about latest Houdini ...

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Re: Is Stockfish a better chessengine than Houdini 4 ?

Post by consen » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:25 pm

NB!
I use Fritz 14 as GUI and use 4 CPU on both Houdini 4 Pro and Stockfish 30.mars 2014 SSE4.2. And use standard RAM for engine match

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Re: Is Stockfish a better chessengine than Houdini 4 ?

Post by mwyoung » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:54 pm

consen wrote:Hello. I have a pc with 4 CPU with hypertrading. A Intel 3770 CPU with 16 GByte RAM. I have tested newest Stockfish against Houdini 4.

This is the result after 502 game.

The match is played with opening book
Perfect2014.ctg. It is 16 Megabyte big and all game are altso played reversed.
That mean that all game have repeatet opening.
The same opening as stockfish have, that opening nex game altso have.

GUNNARPC, Blitz 1m+1s 0


1 Stockfish 300314 64 SSE4.2 +40 +156/=248/-98 55.78% 280.0/502
2 Houdini 4 Pro x64 -40 +98/=248/-156 44.22% 222.0/502

Is stockfish better than Houdini 4 ?
This was a choking result.
Yes.
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Re: Is Stockfish a better chessengine than Houdini 4 ?

Post by Vinvin » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:48 pm

mwyoung wrote:
consen wrote:Hello. I have a pc with 4 CPU with hypertrading. A Intel 3770 CPU with 16 GByte RAM. I have tested newest Stockfish against Houdini 4.

This is the result after 502 game.

The match is played with opening book
Perfect2014.ctg. It is 16 Megabyte big and all game are altso played reversed.
That mean that all game have repeatet opening.
The same opening as stockfish have, that opening nex game altso have.

GUNNARPC, Blitz 1m+1s 0


1 Stockfish 300314 64 SSE4.2 +40 +156/=248/-98 55.78% 280.0/502
2 Houdini 4 Pro x64 -40 +98/=248/-156 44.22% 222.0/502

Is stockfish better than Houdini 4 ?
This was a choking result.
Yes.
On very fast time control, that seems not to be true yet :
http://ls-ratinglist.beepworld.de/

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Re: Is Stockfish a better chessengine than Houdini 4 ?

Post by consen » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:56 pm

My test is 1 minute on the game and 1 sek. ekstra fot each move.
Is that not fast enought ?

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Re: Is Stockfish a better chessengine than Houdini 4 ?

Post by consen » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:12 pm

GUNNARPC, Blitz 1m+1s 0


1 Stockfish 300314 64 SSE4.2 +40 +170/=278/-106 55.78% 309.0/554
2 Houdini 4 Pro x64 -40 +106/=278/-170 44.22% 245.0/554

Now after 554 games

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Re: Is Stockfish a better chessengine than Houdini 4 ?

Post by Osipov Jury » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:32 pm

Houdini has a very optimized function of position initialisation and UCI command parsing. As a result, the less time control, the more advantage of Houdini.
I went through the Rybka code forwards and backwards and took many things.

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Re: Is Stockfish a better chessengine than Houdini 4 ?

Post by carldaman » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:58 pm

consen wrote:Hello. I have a pc with 4 CPU with hypertrading. A Intel 3770 CPU with 16 GByte RAM. I have tested newest Stockfish against Houdini 4.

This is the result after 502 game.


1 Stockfish 300314 64 SSE4.2 +40 +156/=248/-98 55.78% 280.0/502
2 Houdini 4 Pro x64 -40 +98/=248/-156 44.22% 222.0/502

Is stockfish better than Houdini 4 ?
This was a choking result.
I guess we can safely conclude that Houdini choked... :P 8-) :wink: :twisted:

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Re: Is Stockfish a better chessengine than Houdini 4 ?

Post by M ANSARI » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:54 pm

Osipov Jury wrote:Houdini has a very optimized function of position initialisation and UCI command parsing. As a result, the less time control, the more advantage of Houdini.

Interesting comment. That would seem super easy to duplicate (optimizing the code) for the SF team as these mentioned items are probably only a few lines of code. I do know that Rybka was just horrible in position initialization, but I always assumed it had more to do with Rybka architecture using processes rather than threads.

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