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October 15, 2017

TCEC-10 is playing with Stockfish dev, Houdini 6 and Fire 6.1!

TCEC Season-10 could finally start this week after a lot of speculations (usually, as always) and some delay.

No matter what, TCEC is still the most interesting computer chess competition and the organisers deserve some appreciation for the efforts,
This time the hardware is a rental monster using high end components like:
-Dual Xeon 2699 v4 – total 44 cores
- Supermicro X10DRL-i
- 64 GB RAM meaning max of 16 GB hash per engine
- 250 GB Crucial SSD
- Windows Server 2012 R2

For Stage 1 the server will be limited to 22 cores, from Stage 2 and for the Superfinal the event will run on the full power of the 44 cores.

TCEC Season 10 participants are:

Andscacs
Arasan
Bobcat
Booot
Chiron
Fire
Fizbo
Fruit
Gaviota
Ginkgo
Gull
Hakkapeliitta
Hannibal
Houdini
Jonny
Komodo
Laser
Nemorino
Nirvana
Rybka
Stockfish
Texel
Vajolet2
Wasp

The stage structure is like the following:

TCEC Season 10 will consist of a preliminary stage, a qualifiers stage, and a Superfinal. Each will have different time controls and structure

Stage 1: this is the preliminary stage, involving 24 engines, playing a single round robin (276 games). The time control of the games will be 60 mins + 10 sec/move. The top 8 engines qualify for the next stage

Stage 2: the second stage will be qualifier of 8 engines with 2x double round robin (112 games) with a slightly longer time control 90 min + 10 sec/move

Superfinal: two engines will participate in the Superfinal, playing a total of 100 games for the title of Grand Champion of TCEC

You can watch TCEC games live: HERE

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I installed wine and Houdini 6 on the Linux Server. With a special xinetd configuration file Houdini is now running on Android :

http://www.bilder-upload.eu/show.php?file=2c350d-1507303602.png

Gurcan Uckardes said...

Nice... but we all know it's Houdini (seen) on Android. We prefer Houdini for Android. Still waiting for R.Houdart to hear us.

Christoph Heilmann said...

Microsoft begins to support standard c++ code ( see https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vcblog/2016/11/16/permissive-switch/), so it would be easier for Houdart to port the code.

Alexei Chernakoff said...

Hi Gurcan.There my compilation sting-8.9(arm64v8,arm7):
https://app.box.com/s/rmu7fo22jlnfslled74to92hdv468fn2

Anonymous said...

Thanks Alexei, great job. Can I ask what is the difference between v1 and v2 of arm8 build?

Alexei Chernakoff said...

In new smartphones, a new
interpretation of the .pie extension and I
made a version for newer smartphones
(it is larger in size because I used static
libraries when building it, because the
arm64v8 version can not run on all
processors). But there is no difference
in strength.

Anonymous said...

Did you try to compile CFish arm8 with static libraries? The last compile that is working for me is 20170713, after that no luck

Alexei Chernakoff said...

Try this version (but I'm not sure):
https://app.box.com/s/0bk0mpp2l2zepl0hauik5oz8efzovj27

Anonymous said...

IT IS...WORKING on Snapdragon 835!!! Finally! You're a genius Alexei, thank you so much man!

Anonymous said...

...and it's faster than armFish - around 5000kn/s on opening position!

Lazar Dourakis said...

Thank you Alexei.Both arm 8 builds of Sting work great on my phone.Also great job with the Sugar compiles!
Hoping you can compile the latest official release of RuyDos 1.0.27 from the commit dated 2017-08-10 seen here: https://bitbucket.org/alonamaloh/ruydos/commits/8d424e894595f8af0adb7985402b4879e4a1d02a
Also great job with android port of SCTR 1.0.i wouldn't have known of it if it wasn't for your port.Thanks again !!

Moch Wawan said...

ALEXEI, I AM TOTALLY SHOCKED. Your sting v2 build works well on my exynos octa7870! Finally, its the first arm8 build engine run on my device! Thanks alexei! The question is, can you stay on this in the future?

Alexei Chernakoff said...

Yes, I will now do two arm64v8 versions
of the engines. Try the cfish I posted
above in the comments.

Moch Wawan said...

Work like a charm and super fast :D

Alexei Chernakoff said...

My compilation cichess-1.8-201017 (arm7, arm64v8). Who does not work with arm64v8-v1 then put arm64v8-v2, it works on all processors.

https://app.box.com/s/6cgs9adet2804r3m9fdjr8bcnuvmiyt8

Lazar Dourakis said...

Nice.thanks Alexei!

Lazar Dourakis said...

Hello can you do me a favor? Please download this engine collection from the playstore.the arm8 versions should work on your snapdragon device:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acidapestudios.chessenginescollection

Hope that gives you more arm8 engines :-)

Lazar Dourakis said...

Hello Moch Wawan.Can you do me a favor? Please download this chess engine collection from the playstore.the arm8 versions should work on your exynos cpu:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acidapestudios.chessenginescollection

Hope that gives you more arm8 engines :-)

Unknown said...

For those of you that think Houdini or any other commercial chess application is coming to Android, you are going to be disappointed. Due to the ease of running cracked applications on this platform, it will never happen. Sad but true.