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by Joost Buijs
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney June
Replies: 9
Views: 1318

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney June

There were a few strange glitches this time, 11 rounds were planned but mamer didn't allow us to set more than 10 rounds. I added Winter with a provisional rating of 2800, somehow his rating didn't got adjusted like it should. Somehow mamer doesn't like to have a player with an non established ratin...
by Joost Buijs
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney June
Replies: 9
Views: 1318

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney June

I tried it some time ago with v0.22 and v0.23 and could not get it to work either. Logon works, matching somebody didn't do anything at all, no error messages or warnings, it looks like it is not implemented at all. Banksia looks very fancy but under the hood it still contains a lot of bugs.
by Joost Buijs
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Perft speed and depth questions
Replies: 43
Views: 2070

Re: Perft speed and depth questions

Usually a few positions are not enough to check with perft if your movegen/movemake combo is working properly. I've seen several times that everything looks fine with the usual positions like the initial and kiwipete, but the movegen is still broken on others. There are databases freely available on...
by Joost Buijs
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney June
Replies: 9
Views: 1318

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney June

Henk wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:25 am
I skip this time. Source code in huge rewrite.
Don't want to participate with an old version because it would play the same as before.
Henk, no problem. Hopefully we'll see you next time.

Good luck with the development of Skipper!
by Joost Buijs
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney June
Replies: 9
Views: 1318

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney June

Currently sendmail of the server is not functional, so commands like mailstored won't work. Our provider changed something in the way security works on their SMTP server(s) and that effectively broke something. However, mail requests are queued and probably will go through when this is fixed.
by Joost Buijs
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney June
Replies: 9
Views: 1318

On-line engine blitz tourney June

The monthly on-line engine blitz tourney for June will take place on: Saturday June 13, 2:00 PM EST (Boston time), 20:00 CET (Amsterdam time) To connect: winboard -zp -ics -icshost nightmare-chess.nl -icshelper timeseal -fcp ENGINE.exe -fd ENGINEFOLDER -autoKibitz (for UCI engines, add -fUCI ) Peopl...
by Joost Buijs
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Ryzen 2 and BMI2?
Replies: 41
Views: 6714

Re: Ryzen 2 and BMI2?

It varies by locality. It is not cheap in Northern California. I finally had to get solar because running multiple servers 24/7 was pushing my power bill above $500/month, at least in the summer when I also run air conditioning. I've been thinking about solar too, on my roof there is room for 16 pa...
by Joost Buijs
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Ryzen 2 and BMI2?
Replies: 41
Views: 6714

Re: Ryzen 2 and BMI2?

The 3970X is a nice processor, it has some strange quirks too, and what I don't like about it is that it draws a lot of idle current, this is something I don't want for a workstation that runs 14 hours per day. My usage pattern is different. I run mine pretty close to 24 hours a day and it is almos...
by Joost Buijs
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Ryzen 2 and BMI2?
Replies: 41
Views: 6714

Re: Ryzen 2 and BMI2?

Now the question becomes: is it still worth it, to put such a CPU on a 3 year old chipset? If Intel doesn't keep the 2066 socket for the successor, The 10X-series is the end of the line for X299. Also, the CPU is quite expensive and "slow" compared to the AMD offerings, except for BMI2 and PEXT. Th...
by Joost Buijs
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Ryzen 2 and BMI2?
Replies: 41
Views: 6714

Re: Ryzen 2 and BMI2?

This problem is the reason I'm not going to build 3950x computer on a higher-end B550 board. I'd rather have a 109?0X series Intel (at least the 12 core version) on the old X299 chipset, but the 10X series CPU's are nowhere in sight in the Netherlands, last time I looked. Especially the 10980X. Las...