M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

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Re: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

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Werewolf wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:07 am Has anyone used Stockfish in Windows on Parallels on the M1? How did that go? Which version of SF was the fastest?
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Re: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

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Magnum wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:59 am
Werewolf wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:07 am Has anyone used Stockfish in Windows on Parallels on the M1? How did that go? Which version of SF was the fastest?
1. Everybody.
2. Install Parallels, install Windows and then install what you want.
3. Use the latest Stockfish dev.
Not helpful.
"Everybody" hasn't done this, and clearly some builds of SF will be faster than others in an ARM environment, hence the question. One massive issue for anyone using an M1 Max or Ultra is that Parallels only supports 8 cores, even with the Pro version.
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Ethereal 13.69 Github no NNUE compiled by me for Mac M1

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Swordfish 15.3a compiled by me for Mac M1

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Big thx.
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Koivisto 8.13 compiled by me for Mac M1

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Ethereal 12.69 (aka Etherlito) github with NNUE embedded (~3500 ELO!) compiled by me for Mac M1

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Testing it right now against Ethereal 13.69 github no NNUE, Koivisto 8.13 and Berserk 9
and I will embed soon other 21 MB compatible Stockfish NNUEs to check possible improvements :)
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Parallels 18 has just been released and core count for the M series of processors has increased from 8 to 18.

While this is good it’s a strange decision, with the M1 Ultra sporting 20 cores and whatever will land in the new Mac Pro surely more again. Parallels comes out every August/September so there’s quite a wait till version 19.

https://www.parallels.com/uk/pd/general ... gJ2wPD_BwE
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Werewolf wrote: Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:28 pm Parallels 18 has just been released and core count for the M series of processors has increased from 8 to 18.

While this is good it’s a strange decision, with the M1 Ultra sporting 20 cores and whatever will land in the new Mac Pro surely more again. Parallels comes out every August/September so there’s quite a wait till version 19.

https://www.parallels.com/uk/pd/general ... gJ2wPD_BwE
If you have an M2, tell us if now Parallels 18 supports AVX2 with macOS 13 Ventura. It would be the real quantum leap for chess engines.
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Sorry my Mac is 2019 Intel