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Andscacs

Post by menniepals » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:43 pm

Where is Andscacs?

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Graham Banks
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Re: Andscacs

Post by Graham Banks » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:18 am

Daniel got a girlfriend. :)
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Re: Andscacs

Post by Alayan » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:24 am

I think he's concerned about the website being down. It wasn't not so long ago.

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Re: Andscacs

Post by Graham Banks » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:13 am

From an email 4 months ago:
I'm not working on Andscacs and I don't plan to work on it again, it's too much work for too little improvement :-)
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Re: Andscacs

Post by Ozymandias » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:35 am

Graham Banks wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:13 am
From an email 4 months ago:
I'm not working on Andscacs and I don't plan to work on it again, it's too much work for too little improvement :-)
He left the girlfriend part out :lol:

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Re: Andscacs

Post by Guenther » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:18 am

Alayan wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:24 am
I think he's concerned about the website being down. It wasn't not so long ago.
After my error message for the andscacs site (in new engine releases 2020) I checked the site with 'whois' and
actually it says the site was registered for another year on January 31st.

That it still doesn't work might indicate a new domain owner. Whois was hiding that info.

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Re: Andscacs

Post by cdani » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:01 am

Hello!
Yes, unless I had magically access to hundreds of cpus, I don't plan to continue with it. Or maybe in some years with much more powerful computers, who knows...
Many thanks to all for these nice years!
Best regards.

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Re: Andscacs

Post by Guenther » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:27 am

cdani wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:01 am
Hello!
Yes, unless I had magically access to hundreds of cpus, I don't plan to continue with it. Or maybe in some years with much more powerful computers, who knows...
Many thanks to all for these nice years!
Best regards.
Well, what a pity. Thanks for all your work and participation, Daniel!
I hope you will come back in a few years.

Best regards,
Guenther

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Re: Andscacs

Post by Alayan » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:52 am

cdani wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:01 am
Yes, unless I had magically access to hundreds of cpus, I don't plan to continue with it. Or maybe in some years with much more powerful computers, who knows...
CPU hardware for idea testing is indeed quite limiting.

Noobpwnftw is donating hardware time to Fishtest and OpenBench, and some engine authors (Demolito, RubiChess, Weiss) have joined OpenBench. It makes much easier for them to not be bottlenecked by testing time, especially as authors usually don't all test things at the same time. Maybe you could think about it.

Speeding up the engine is also useful, as it gives you a higher effective TC at equal resources.

That being said, trying to gain elo for a strong engine is quite unforgiving. Just doing the same stuff as everybody else is not so interesting, the thrill is to discover new concepts that gain elo and hopefully could also help to move the field as a whole. Computer Chess is waiting for the next search trick...

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Re: Andscacs

Post by Ovyron » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:04 am

Thanks a lot for Andscacs, it was the strongest engine with original style that I tested.

Also, guys, it's open source! If you don't want Andscacs's flame to extinguish there's nothing stopping YOU from releasing next version :wink:

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