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by Dan Andersson
Sun May 29, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AMD C30 1.2MHZ
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Re: AMD C30 1.2MHZ

;) You're thinking of the crappy in-order Intel Atom architecture. They went rummaging in the pre Pentium-Pro design bin. The AMD CPU is a modern superscalar design. The low power characteristics is a result of new design, hence it took a while longer to materialize.

MvH Dan Andersson
by Dan Andersson
Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: iPad Chess Experience...
Replies: 8
Views: 3066

Re: iPad Chess Experience...

I have both DroidFish and Chess for Android on my Archos 70. Work without a hitch. The tablet sports a 1GHz TI OMAP3630 so it zips along nicely :)

MvH Dan Andersson
by Dan Andersson
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: FPGA Cray-1.
Replies: 1
Views: 778

FPGA Cray-1.

If someone has a yearning for running any real old school big iron programs:
http://chrisfenton.com/homebrew-cray-1a/

The blogger is also looking for Cray-1 programs to debug the project.

MvH Dan Andersson
by Dan Andersson
Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: ChessLisp for everyone!
Replies: 19
Views: 3641

Re: ChessLisp for everyone!

Not considering Scheme a Lisp? :) I guess it would certainly be possible if one purposefully ignored mostly everything about the languages ;)

MvH Dan Andersson
by Dan Andersson
Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Random number generating CPU
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Random number generating CPU

VIA lags Intel badly when it comes to silicon process technology as well as the fact that it is over half a decade old commercially available technology made to be power efficient. Remember the absolute speed of the function is of almost no importance for most applications due to Amdahl's Law. MvH D...
by Dan Andersson
Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Random number generating CPU
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Random number generating CPU

Pft ;) not even a new feature on x86 CPUs by a long shot. VIA Padlock has been available for what in computer terms is geological ages. Its a good idea to have it on die.

MvH Dan Andersson
by Dan Andersson
Mon May 31, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Computer challenges in ages past. Fritz 6 vs. Steve Ham
Replies: 11
Views: 3142

Re: with tbs

Fritz 6 is actually not close to finding the win in the lines shown :) Score is way to low for that.

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by Dan Andersson
Sun May 30, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Computer challenges in ages past. Fritz 6 vs. Steve Ham
Replies: 11
Views: 3142

Computer challenges in ages past. Fritz 6 vs. Steve Ham

I decided to check how current engine hardware combinations fared on the instructive position after move 56: [D]8/1k6/1pR5/1K6/P2b4/8/8/8 w - - 0 1 Fritz 6 on a PIII 500 MHz had no chance at correspondence level time controls. It might be interesting to see what it might find on modern hardware. It ...
by Dan Andersson
Sun May 30, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is There Such A Program
Replies: 10
Views: 1870

Re: Is There Such A Program

OpenRPG springs to mind. It is designed for pen and paper RPG games. It has been used for boardgames too. A whiteboard software would also serve.

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by Dan Andersson
Thu May 20, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What engines find d4 in this position?
Replies: 14
Views: 2005

Re: What engines find d4 in this position?

I ran Komodo 1.2 in Arena a bit before you all posted your results. Reason I didn't post is that while it found d4 fast it also dropped it later in the search with both 512 and 1024 MB hash running in arena. FEN: 6rk/b4q2/p1p2r1p/3pp1pP/P1p1P3/2P1PP1Q/1P1R1R2/3N3K b - - 0 50 Komodo-12-64-ja 1024 meg...