Deep Fritz 13
In the lull I decided to upgrade my hardware to a dual Westmere Xeon @4.2 GHz (12 cores) and I re-ran some of the tests. It had to happen one day: one program has finally surpassed the Rybka Cluster I rented last year. Also, I got my hands on the latest Vitruvius which looks quite interesting. At the moment I'm not totally convinced it's as aggressive as they claim, but it's early days yet.
> It had to happen one day: one program has finally surpassed the Rybka Cluster I rented last year.
Yes, I still think it happened too fast
Software advances so fast, the Rybka Cluster looks less and less impressive by the second.
> Yes, I still think it happened too fast
> Software advances so fast, the Rybka Cluster looks less and less impressive by the second.
I was a bit surprised too, although I imagine the Rybka Cluster is stronger now than it was a year ago.
edit: I also believe the 40 core Rybka Cluster from 1 year ago is about 50 elo stronger than Houdini 2 Pro on my 12 core.
For chess engines software progress is significantly faster than hardware progress.
My current Houdini dev version is about 115 Elo stronger than Houdini 1.03a released in July 2010 (it typically beats it by 66%-34% in 2 minute games). This means that Houdini "dev" on a single core is now about as strong as Houdini 1.03a on 6 to 8 cores.
In other words: in the span of 2 years the software improvement of Houdini has made computers 6 to 8 times more powerful for chess.
115 Elo in 2 years is significantly higher than this historical trend.
I guess that at some point in time we will run out of useful ideas, it could be after Houdini 3 or after Houdini 10...
>115 Elo in 2 years is significantly higher than this historical trend
tendentious reasoning,as always the improvement of all the things is faster at the beggining,and slower later,so is perfectly fine that at the begining of your development of Houdini you will improve faster the engine,than when you will be in the lets say Houdini 5 version (if none breaktrough appears,of course)
p.s.''tendentious'',i love that word...im gonna send it a marriage proposal
Me gusta la confidencia del Sr Houdart. El se esta felicitando por una ganacia de 115 puntos y ese producto todavia ni esta en el mercado!
well,i like both words
and i also like the quote ''like a hawk around the midnight in the sky''
lo que si que ha dicho es que el incremento esperado para Houdini 3 es de 40 puntos elo sobre Houdini 2
> no,el hablaba que Houdini desde la version 1.03 hasta la version 2 subio 115 puntos elo
No. Robert habla de Houdini ''dev'' que es la versión actual, no de la versión 2.
> can you try deep fritz 13 when it's out
I doubt I'll buy it. The tactical strength of Fritz 13 is so weak that it's virtually useless for analysis. DF13 will cost a fortune and I can't see the point of spending all that money just to test it. If DF13 is a big elo jump I will get it, otherwise probably not.
> We need Komodo MP!! :#
yes, but it could be ages yet.
dont you see how hard vas is working in the project,and how much notices about the project he is posting on the forum to inform all the members about the hard work he is doing on rybka?
Im not wrong if i asure you that a lot of people is deceived about it and waiting rybka 5,but i can asure you that im not,i wouldnt rybka in my entines,even free or like a gift
Powered by mwForum 2.27.4 © 1999-2012 Markus Wichitill