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Re: New free engine - Orion

Post by Leto » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:01 pm

David Carteau wrote:Image

I'm pleased to announce a new release of my UCI engine : Orion 0.2 :)

This version includes notably an attempt to automatically detect and use 'popcnt' instruction if present on your CPU. In case of problem, this can be disabled by running "Orion.exe -no-popcnt".

More information here : http://orionchess.pagesperso-orange.fr

David.
Unfortunately I couldn't test it, it's crashing when the engine has to make its move. It loads up and as soon as it has to make its first move it crashes.

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Re: New free engine - Orion

Post by David Carteau » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:22 pm

Leto wrote: Unfortunately I couldn't test it, it's crashing when the engine has to make its move. It loads up and as soon as it has to make its first move it crashes.
Yes, Graham (from CCRL) has a similar problem on a PC without popcnt instruction : I apologize and I'm very confused...

I fixed the problem and I am currently playing non regression tests. The patched version should be available tomorrow morning.

Does your CPU support popcnt instruction (maybe there is another problem, according to the Murphy's law ;)) ?

Thanks,

David

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Re: New free engine - Orion

Post by fern » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:09 pm

Graham only know to write one line of code, which is the following:

Thanks .....(put the name of the author)


when someone present an engine. He is polite, our chap here.

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Re: New free engine - Orion

Post by Leto » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:40 pm

David Carteau wrote:
Leto wrote: Unfortunately I couldn't test it, it's crashing when the engine has to make its move. It loads up and as soon as it has to make its first move it crashes.
Yes, Graham (from CCRL) has a similar problem on a PC without popcnt instruction : I apologize and I'm very confused...

I fixed the problem and I am currently playing non regression tests. The patched version should be available tomorrow morning.

Does your CPU support popcnt instruction (maybe there is another problem, according to the Murphy's law ;)) ?

Thanks,

David
I have two computers that do (FX-8300, and i3), and two that don't (core 2 duo mobile and Q9650). It was on the c2d machine that it crashed, and I'm sure it would too on my Q9650. I now tried it on my i3 and it worked, it opened up a dos box saying something about popcnt support=yes, then it closed and it worked. I'm certain it would work on my FX-8300 as well but I won't have access to it until tomorrow.

Usually what I've seen other authors do is they release several versions, a standard version and an SSE4.2 version, because a lot of people still haven't upgraded to a modern cpu.

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Re: New free engine - Orion

Post by Norbert Raimund Leisner » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:06 am

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Re: New free engine - Orion

Post by David Carteau » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:30 am

Leto wrote: I have two computers that do (FX-8300, and i3), and two that don't (core 2 duo mobile and Q9650). It was on the c2d machine that it crashed, and I'm sure it would too on my Q9650. I now tried it on my i3 and it worked, it opened up a dos box saying something about popcnt support=yes, then it closed and it worked. I'm certain it would work on my FX-8300 as well but I won't have access to it until tomorrow.

Usually what I've seen other authors do is they release several versions, a standard version and an SSE4.2 version, because a lot of people still haven't upgraded to a modern cpu.
Thanks Leto for your feedback. I found yesterday evening an old laptop with a Core 2 Duo (T5500) CPU : after reinstalling Windows 7, I reproduced the problem and fixed it (the bug was strange : I will post a specific topic).

A patched version will be available soon but for the moment, according to the Murphy's law (:)) :
Norbert Raimund Leisner wrote:link is unavailable due to maintenance work by the provider at the moment

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Thanks Norbert for this information :)
Leto wrote: Usually what I've seen other authors do is they release several versions, a standard version and an SSE4.2 version, because a lot of people still haven't upgraded to a modern cpu.
Yes, if problems persist, I won't have the choice. But I found interesting to find how to provide only one executable for everyone... It's also a sort of challenge :)

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Re: New free engine - Orion

Post by Graham Banks » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:24 am

fern wrote:Graham only know to write one line of code, which is the following:

Thanks .....(put the name of the author)


when someone present an engine. He is polite, our chap here.

Fern
Thanks Fern. :lol:
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Re: New free engine - Orion

Post by David Carteau » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:29 pm

David Carteau wrote: A patched version will be available soon
The patch is available for all users that encountered problems on hosts without 'popcnt' support. Simply re-download Orion v0.2 from here.

I hope everything will be ok now... Don't hesitate to report any new problems. Thanks !

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Re: New free engine - Orion

Post by fern » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:39 pm

wait my next engine, Moron 5.0...

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Re: New free engine - Orion

Post by Leto » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:53 pm

David Carteau wrote:
David Carteau wrote: A patched version will be available soon
The patch is available for all users that encountered problems on hosts without 'popcnt' support. Simply re-download Orion v0.2 from here.

I hope everything will be ok now... Don't hesitate to report any new problems. Thanks !
Thanks, that seems to have fixed the issue.

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