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April 8, 2015

New Android UCI engine: Bobcat 3.25 JA

Bobcat is written by Gunnar Harms from Netherlands. It's not a famous engine like Komodo but it plays quite strong, above average. It has a CCRL rating of 2727 which makes it interesting (for me at least).

Bobcat has the SMP functionality, so you can use multi threads with it and try to melt down your processor. When i tried with 1, 2 and 4 cores, i've seen way too close kNps values like 196, 212 and 226, suggesting a bad multi core management or no SMP functionality at all. Hopefully the search depths were different enough to confirm there's no problem. It may also be that the kNps reporting does not reflect the correct values but who cares anyway if the engine plays ok?

Download Bobcat: HERE

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