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by Ed Gilbert
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:17
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: kingsrow version 1.61, kr_hub, and tmgr
Replies: 2
Views: 234

kingsrow version 1.61, kr_hub, and tmgr

I have released a new version of kingsrow, as well as a version that uses the hub interface, and a hub tournament manager. The hub version of kingsrow is the identical search engine to the full UI version, but without a UI. "Tournament manager'" is kind of misnomer right now, as it only controls mat...
by Ed Gilbert
Mon Mar 02, 2020 22:25
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Preliminary announcement computer draughts tournament 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 1945

Preliminary announcement computer draughts tournament 2020

I received this email today from Leo Nagels. I am happy to announce a computerdraughts tournament in 2020, maybe even two tournaments. The “Dutch Computerchess Association” CSVN invites us once again to have our computerdraughts tournament at the same time and location together with the computerches...
by Ed Gilbert
Mon Mar 02, 2020 14:25
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Match Kingsrow - Maximus - Test
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: Match Kingsrow - Maximus - Test

It should be set to zero since you are already compensating for operator time in the clock on the table.

I will check the time controls in the program since it seems not be be using it properly.
by Ed Gilbert
Mon Mar 02, 2020 14:12
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Match Kingsrow - Maximus - Test
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: Match Kingsrow - Maximus - Test

What is the setting of "operator time" in the kingsrow dialog?
by Ed Gilbert
Mon Mar 02, 2020 13:14
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Match Kingsrow - Maximus - Test
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: Match Kingsrow - Maximus - Test

I'm assuming that kingsrow played white in the first game. Something looks wrong about the way kingsrow is using its clock time. How do you have the time configured in the program? It had more than 3-1/2 minutes left on the clock at the end of the game.
by Ed Gilbert
Wed Feb 12, 2020 20:06
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: New draughts tournament
Replies: 10
Views: 2668

Re: New draughts tournament

I will have a new version of kingsrow at the end of February. I will also release a version of kingsrow that uses the Hub interface, and a tournament manager that can play multiple engine matches in parallel using the Hub interface.

-- Ed
by Ed Gilbert
Mon Jan 13, 2020 17:15
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Programmer poll: TCEC-like competition for draughts engines
Replies: 16
Views: 3304

Re: Programmer poll: TCEC-like competition for draughts engines

Bert, thanks, good to hear that you have made some progress with hub in damage and also with a tournament manager. I think the protocol has changed in the newer version of hub so you may need to update your TM at some point before it can run kingsrow and scan 3.1, and hopefully a damage version with...
by Ed Gilbert
Mon Jan 13, 2020 13:01
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Programmer poll: TCEC-like competition for draughts engines
Replies: 16
Views: 3304

Re: Programmer poll: TCEC-like competition for draughts engines

I am working on a version of kingsrow that uses the hub interface, and I expect to have a completely functional prototype soon. Is anyone else working to adapt their engine to hub, or working on (or at least thinking about) a hub tournament manager? I am trying to run hub 2.1 with scan 3.1 but so fa...
by Ed Gilbert
Tue Oct 22, 2019 17:48
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Internet engine matches
Replies: 450
Views: 153537

Re: Internet engine matches

I am doing a two-day test on Kingsrow - Scan on separate computers. I write only in Polish. This time the match ended in a draw. No program has lost or won. This only shows that 158 games is not nearly enough to learn which program is stronger when the programs are not very far apart. Thousands of ...
by Ed Gilbert
Sat Oct 12, 2019 22:06
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Internet engine matches
Replies: 450
Views: 153537

Re: Internet engine matches

As it turns out this is not as simple as running on a single computer, for Krzysztof. Running fair matches on a single computer never seemed a problem before in computer chess (see TCEC) and computer draughts. What do other programmers think about this? I've been running matches on a single compute...
by Ed Gilbert
Thu Oct 10, 2019 23:31
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Internet engine matches
Replies: 450
Views: 153537

Re: Internet engine matches

Unfortunately, the programs cannot be seen.
You don't need internet, just the router. Did you do the port forwarding?
by Ed Gilbert
Sun Oct 06, 2019 18:12
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Internet engine matches
Replies: 450
Views: 153537

Re: Internet engine matches

Krzysztof's machine has 16 cores/32 threads, IIRC. So theoretically 16 + 8 = 24 threads is possible. However, a hyper-thread is not the same as a real thread (core), so when pondering is used there can still be interference. 24 threads are always possible of course, even on a single-core machine, b...
by Ed Gilbert
Sat Oct 05, 2019 15:57
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Internet engine matches
Replies: 450
Views: 153537

Re: Internet engine matches

I just tested it here. I will describe how to set it up. 1) Find the IP address of the computer that will be running the DXP Follower program. One way to do this is to open up a command prompt on the Follower computer and type ipconfig Look for the IPv4 address under your active connection. 2) Open ...
by Ed Gilbert
Sat Oct 05, 2019 14:58
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Internet engine matches
Replies: 450
Views: 153537

Re: Internet engine matches

I don't know Ed how it's done. I have never done this before. It is basically the same as when running on one computer, except that the Initiator gives the IP address of the Follower computer instead of the loopback address 127.0.0.1. It is also necessary to tell your router to forward the DXP port...
by Ed Gilbert
Sat Oct 05, 2019 14:37
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Internet engine matches
Replies: 450
Views: 153537

Re: Internet engine matches

I think the problem during tournaments is not. Tournaments are played on two separate computers. Pondering doesn't matter.
In that case, you can do the same with DXP, use two separate computers. DXP uses LAN, it does not require the programs to be on the same computer.