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by Cardoso
Fri May 21, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Multi-threaded shortest mate solver
Replies: 24
Views: 9632

Re: Multi-threaded shortest mate solver

Me too, me too please! :D

many thanks for your contribution,
Alvaro
by Cardoso
Sat May 15, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: China boosts in silicon...
Replies: 7
Views: 5455

Re: China boosts in silicon...

Does this mean China is determined to take Taiwan (and TSMC) in the next 3 years?
by Cardoso
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Free text viewer with navigation pane
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

Re: Free text viewer with navigation pane

Thank you all. The idea is to quickly navigate through games from a test match as the match goes on. I want a fast way of looking at the result of each game, which is at the top of each game file. X-find almost works, because every time I select a file the focus switches from the file navigation pan...
by Cardoso
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Free text viewer with navigation pane
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

Free text viewer with navigation pane

Hi, does anyone knows a free text viewer with navigation pane? The idea is to have a file navigation pane and as we move through the text files in a folder (using the cursor arrow keys) we could see the text file on another pane immediately displayed. Many years ago I had a tiny utility like that I ...
by Cardoso
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New AMD Zen 3 and Ryzen processors
Replies: 34
Views: 8210

Re: New AMD Zen 3 and Ryzen processors

Why not wait yet one more year for Zen 5 ;-) He has a point though: if you need to buy everything (motherboard, ddr4 and cpu) waiting might have sense because next year you could buy: 1) motherboards with a new socket which will support Zen 4, 5, ... while AM4 is EOL with Zen 3 2) new DDR5 memory. ...
by Cardoso
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New AMD Zen 3 and Ryzen processors
Replies: 34
Views: 8210

Re: New AMD Zen 3 and Ryzen processors

For those thinking in upgrading to the latest Zen 3. I would suggest waiting another year, for Zen 4. Zen 4 is planned to use 5nm, this means 1.8x density increase. There are rumors of another round of core count increase for Ryzen, and also that 5nm yields already surpassed latest TSMC's 7nm. So th...
by Cardoso
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: An alternative to IID
Replies: 40
Views: 21012

Re: An alternative to IID

Took IID out (of my oldie) and replaced it with a full ply reduction without research and it gave me +17 elo after 5000 games. Not sure if that works for modern searchers. Thanks Ed for sharing. But I have one question, you do this only at pv nodes (beta != alpha + 1) like it's done on IID, or you ...
by Cardoso
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Testing Move Order Quality
Replies: 9
Views: 2800

Re: Testing Move Order Quality

Ty :) I have a few set positions I run tests against and I'd say the average depth I reach for these is 10 (I only have null move pruning, no other pruning or reduction method at this time). When using the if(depth > 7 * PLY), there are a lot of zeros in the report. So, I tried if depth > 3 * PLY. ...