Blog "Chess Engines Diary" - needs a new laptop for chess engine tests

♔ We use for testing only 2 old laptops:
1. Acer - Intel Core i3-3217U ( 5 years old)
2. Lenovo - Intel Core i7-4710MQ is over 3 years old (He works 24 hours a day)

♕♞ A modern laptop that will be designed only for chess engine tests costs (with software) about $ 1000-1200 (4200-4500 PLN). We will no longer invest private money, and chess engine testing costs are big. That is why we are starting the collection for the purchase of a laptop for testing.

♕ Our blog "Chess Engines Diary" is visited by around 2,000-3.000 users daily. If only everyone paid 1 dollar - we will pay the required amount in one day!


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Komodo 10.4 released!

Larry Kaufman:

We have just released Komodo 10.4. It is about 20 elo stronger than Komodo 10.3 (at blitz levels) and has one new UCI option, "variety". Improvements were in both search and eval. Linux users will see an even larger elo gain. In my testing it leads by 13 elo against Houdini 5.01 at 2' + 1" after 1350 games on four threads. This will probably be the last of the 10.x series. As usual, it is free for subscribers and available for a 20% discount for buyers of Komodo 9 or later version."


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