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Subject: Re: Crafty 1910 SE vs Ruffian2 I hate this , but

Author: Peter Skinner

Date: 18:32:54 02/04/04

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On February 04, 2004 at 21:16:26, Mike Byrne wrote:


>Different books, no pondering etc etc impact Crafty.  Skinner optimizes his
>Crafty for his machine -- I optimized Crafty for my macnhine -- so depending
>where your processor falls - his might be better for your machine, mine might be
>better for some else's machine.  A lot of variables, not very many games,
>everybody's's else mileage may vary , yadda, yadda - the main thing to remember
>is to try to have fun!

Well actually the one I release is optimized for the PII/III/IV lines of
processors. I build myself a completely different one optimized for my system
(Changes within Crafty's variables, and settings) It is possible that you are
just using different options to compile. This is the makefile I use for the exe
I distribute:

# Makefile version 3 for Crafty 16.15
# Crafty v16.x makefile for Windows NT Intel
# Written by Jason Deines (jdeines@mindspring.com) April 1998
# Version modified by Gregor Overney (gregor_overney@hp.com) Nov 1998
# Version modified by Peter Karrer (pkarrer@active.ch) Dec 1998
# Version modified by Gregor Overney (gregor_overney@hp.com) Sep 1999
#
# This makefile is designed to be used from the command line with
# Microsoft's nmake.  Either rename this # file to "Makefile" or name it
# explicitly when invoking nmake:
#     nmake -f Makefile.nt
#
# The makefile is set up for Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Intel.
#
# The default target produces a file called "wcrafty.exe".  This compiles
# all the .c files separately, producing individual .obj files, which are
# then linked to create the executable.  You can also specify a target
# called "wcraftyx".  This creates a file called "wcraftyx.exe" by combining
# all of the .c files into two large .c files before the compile step.
# The large files generally provides more optimization possibilities for
# the compiler, and usually results in slightly faster code.  To try it,
# type "nmake wcraftyx" instead of just "nmake".  The .c files x1.c and x2.c
# will be created if needed and built automatically.


# Build target is defined here.
TARGET   = NT_i386

# Command-line compiler and linker invocation commands:
CC       = cl
LD       = link

# Base compiler flags needed for build:
BFLAGS = /D_CONSOLE /DWIN32

# Compiler flags:
# /O2    optimize for speed
# /Oa    assume no aliasing (no good for VC 6 without SP3)
# /Gr    fastcall calling convention
# /G5    target Pentium (but will run on all x86 architectures)
# /G6    target Pentium Pro (but will run on all x86 architectures)
# /Ob2   inline function calls if suitable
#
# For debugging use these flags instead:
# CFLAGS  = /Od /Zi
# LDFLAGS  = /DEBUG /DEBUGTYPE:CV
#

#CFLAGS   = /O2 /G6 /Gr /Ob2
#CFLAGS   = /Od /Zi
CFLAGS   = /Ox /G6 /Gr /Ob2 /DEPD /DTOXIC /DFUTILITY

# Linker flags, normally not needed except for debug builds:
LDFLAGS  =
#LDFLAGS  = /DEBUG /DEBUGTYPE:CV

# See the default crafty makefile for a description of the options below.
# With VC++, defines like COMPACT_ATTACKS, etc, makes the code slower, so
# those # options are disabled by default.  FAST is normally not defined
# so that hash statistics are reported -- for the fastest possible
# executable, define FAST below.  for 6 piece EGTB support, add /DEGTB6.

COPTS    = /DFAST /DEGTB6

# For an SMP build use/add the following build options.
# NT_INTEREX is defined if you want to use the built-in InterlockedExchange()
# function for thread resource locking, instead of the inline asm routine.
# (This shouldn't be needed, at least on Intel.)
# /MT is a compiler flag needed for multithreaded builds.

#COPTS    = /MT /DSMP /DCPUS=4 /DNT_INTEREX
#COPTS    = /MT /DSMP /DCPUS=2

# If you are using any external assembler routines, put the name of the
# object code file(s) here.  Any such files will need to be generated
# separately -- there is no assembler step defined in the makefile.

asmobjs  =

# To enable assembly optimizations in vcinline.h, use /DVC_INLINE_ASM.

AOPTS    = /DVC_INLINE_ASM /DUSE_ASSEMBLY

ALLOPTS  = $(COPTS) $(AOPTS) /D$(TARGET)

cobjs    = analyze.obj annotate.obj attacks.obj bench.obj book.obj boolean.obj \
           data.obj drawn.obj edit.obj epd.obj                                 \
           epdglue.obj evaluate.obj evtest.obj hash.obj history.obj init.obj   \
           input.obj interupt.obj iterate.obj learn.obj make.obj main.obj      \
           movgen.obj next.obj nexte.obj nextr.obj option.obj output.obj       \
           phase.obj ponder.obj preeval.obj quiesce.obj repeat.obj resign.obj  \
           root.obj search.obj singular.obj searchmp.obj searchr.obj           \
           setboard.obj swap.obj test.obj thread.obj time.obj unmake.obj       \
           utility.obj valid.obj testepd.obj validate.obj probe.obj

xcobjs   = x1.obj

allobjs  = $(cobjs) $(asmobjs) egtb.obj

xallobjs = $(xcobjs) $(asmobjs) egtb.obj

includes = chess.h data.h epd.h epddefs.h epdglue.h evaluate.h vcinline.h

wcrafty  : $(allobjs)
           $(LD) $(LDFLAGS) $(allobjs) /out:wcrafty.exe

wcraftyx : $(xallobjs)
           $(LD) $(LDFLAGS) $(xallobjs) /out:wcraftyx.exe

$(cobjs) : $(includes)

.c.obj   :
           $(CC) $(BFLAGS) $(CFLAGS) $(ALLOPTS) /c $*.c

.cpp.obj :
           $(CC) $(BFLAGS) $(CFLAGS) $(ALLOPTS) /Zm500 /c $*.cpp

$(xcobjs): $(includes)

x1.c:      searchr.c search.c repeat.c next.c nextr.c history.c nexte.c \
           quiesce.c evaluate.c movgen.c make.c unmake.c attacks.c swap.c \
           boolean.c utility.c valid.c searchmp.c thread.c book.c data.c \
           drawn.c edit.c epd.c epdglue.c init.c input.c interupt.c iterate.c \
           main.c option.c output.c phase.c ponder.c preeval.c resign.c root.c \
           learn.c setboard.c test.c time.c validate.c annotate.c analyze.c \
           evtest.c bench.c hash.c probe.c
           copy /b book.c+data.c+drawn.c+edit.c+epd.c+epdglue.c+\
           init.c+input.c+interupt.c+iterate.c+main.c+option.c+output.c+\
           phase.c+ponder.c+preeval.c+resign.c+root.c+learn.c+setboard.c+\
           test.c+time.c+validate.c+annotate.c+analyze.c+evtest.c+bench.c+\
           hash.c+probe.c+boolean.c+swap.c+attacks.c+evaluate.c+make.c+\
           unmake.c+movgen.c+quiesce.c+search.c+next.c+searchr.c+repeat.c+\
           nextr.c+history.c+nexte.c+utility.c+valid.c+searchmp.c+\
           thread.c x1.c
clean:
	   del /q $(cobjs)
	   del /q egtb.obj
	   del /q $(xcobjs)
	   del /q log.*
	   del /q game.**
	   del /q *.bak
	   del /q x1.c

I copy all the c nodes into one main x1.c then compile and it produces a faster
exe in my testing. The default is 2 c nodes, then a compile. Maybe your doing it
differently than I am.

Peter



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