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by BertTuyt
Wed Jan 15, 2020 19:28
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Programmer poll: TCEC-like competition for draughts engines
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

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

Yves, it only works embryonic on my recent Damage 2020 GUI, which is still in experimental phase.

Bert
by BertTuyt
Mon Jan 13, 2020 19:40
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Programmer poll: TCEC-like competition for draughts engines
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

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

Ed, at least Scan 3.1 connect to the Damage GUI see attached.

Bert
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by BertTuyt
Mon Jan 13, 2020 15:45
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Programmer poll: TCEC-like competition for draughts engines
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

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

Ed, to answer your questions: - Im changing the Damage Engine to work on the Hub protocol (but in my case with TCP-IP, and not pipes). - Last year I tested the previous version of Scan 2.x to work (with Pipes) with the Damage GUI, and HUB (old version) - I also played a Tournament (as I started with...
by BertTuyt
Mon Nov 04, 2019 14:38
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Programmer poll: TCEC-like competition for draughts engines
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

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

I started (for some years) with a Tournament Manager in the Damage GUI, based upon the previous (old) Hub protocol.
If many developers would implement the latest Hub protocol , than I could further work on this.
And all can give input for functionality.

Bert
by BertTuyt
Sun Nov 03, 2019 14:44
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Computer Draughts, Past Present and Future
Replies: 1
Views: 686

Computer Draughts, Past Present and Future

On a rainy day in Switzerland, Im further working on my draughts program Damage. As some know, I already started with this hobby (or addiction) in the 1970-1980 period. Staring with a CPU development kit (Z80) , which I used to program in hex a draughts move generator. The first program around 1977-...
by BertTuyt
Thu Oct 03, 2019 08:29
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs Rapid 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 8191

Re: Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs Rapid 2019

Rein, ok than your speed is totally in line with mine.
Can you imagine the nodes/second, on a water cooled 4 GHz 18 core processor :D ?

Bert
by BertTuyt
Wed Oct 02, 2019 17:26
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs Rapid 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 8191

Re: Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs Rapid 2019

And today there was an announcement from Intel. The new Cascade Lake-X processors, see below. So multi core is going mainstream. Intel Cascade Lake-X Processor Cores/threads Clock All core-turbo Turbo Boost 2 Turbo Boost 3 Tdp Price Core i9-10980XE 18/36 3,0GHz 3,8GHz 4,6GHz 4,8GHz 165W $979 Core i9...
by BertTuyt
Wed Oct 02, 2019 16:51
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs Rapid 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 8191

Re: Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs Rapid 2019

I have a i7-8700K with 6 cores, running between 4.3 GHz - 4.5 GHz.

Bert
by BertTuyt
Thu Sep 26, 2019 21:42
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Internet engine matches
Replies: 447
Views: 143567

Re: Internet engine matches

What we could introduce in Draughts Programs is a Contempt Factor, and before the Tournament the Author decides what the factor is for each opponent.
How to program it is another story.....

Bert
by BertTuyt
Thu Sep 26, 2019 19:58
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Internet engine matches
Replies: 447
Views: 143567

Re: Internet engine matches

Herewith the results and .pdn files related to the match Kingsrow 1.60b - Scan 3.1
From the perspective of Kingsrow 1.60b

1 min/game 1W, 2L, 155D
2 min/game 0W, 1L, 157D
3 min/game 0W, 1L, 157D
4 min/game 0W, 1L, 157D
5 min/game 2W, 1L, 155D

Bert
by BertTuyt
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:12
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Internet engine matches
Replies: 447
Views: 143567

Re: Internet engine matches

I agree with Wieger that Krzysztof did a great job in organizing the tournament, which for me was a reason to re-join this forum. Where a tournament gives a clue what the best Tournament Engine is (although I guess we suffer her from sufficient statistics), the Engine Match determines the strongest ...
by BertTuyt
Sun Sep 22, 2019 20:14
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs Rapid 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 8191

Re: Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs Rapid 2019

I'm now doing another Kingsrow - Scan (now with 2 minutes/game).

Will try to find the time during the week.
As the next 2 weekends I'm traveling.

Will keep you posted.

Bert
by BertTuyt
Sun Sep 22, 2019 19:53
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs Rapid 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 8191

Re: Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs Rapid 2019

I don't understand your question, but let me answer it this way. Both Kingsrow and Scan show the speed, Kingsrow in the bottom in KN/s, with Scan you can also see the output (it is the number before the pv (principal variation). In Scan you can activate output in DXP mode with dxp-search = true dxp-...
by BertTuyt
Sun Sep 22, 2019 19:16
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs Rapid 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 8191

Re: Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs Rapid 2019

A match Kingsrow 1.60b - Scan 3.1 ended in a victory for Scan. Match result, 2 wins Scan, 1 win Kingsrow, 155 draws (so around 2% of the games decisive). Thinking time 1 minute, 6 cores each, no pondering. Max speed Kingsrow 80 MNodes/sec, Scan 40MNodes/s. Based upon statistics no reason to state th...