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Subject: planning a SSE-optimized chess engine

Author: Aart J.C. Bik

Date: 20:31:34 01/12/05


Hi Folks,
This is my first post to this forum. I work in the Intel Compiler Lab on
automatic vectorization for multimedia extensions (see
http://www.intelcompiler.com for some details), but in my free time I have
started working on a chess engine that will be optimized for the
Streaming-SIMD-extensions (SSE/SSE2/SSE3). Currently I am making my first steps
on getting my own Universal Chess Interface implementation to work with my
favorite chess environment: the Fritz interface. I noticed that some things
seeem to work a little different in Fritz than in the formal description (is
this a known deviation?), but I am pretty confident I will figure it out.
Are there other ongoing research projects that try to exploit the
Streaming-SIMD-extensions? If so, I would like to hear about this. Also,
although initially I want to focus on the engine, eventually I may also want to
implement my own book and access to Nalimov tablebases during the search. Stefan
Meyer-Kahlen kindly pointed me to the Crafty download to figure out how the
tablebases can be accessed. Will incorporating some Crafty source into my own
engine have any impact on licensing?
Nice "meeting you folks" and looking forward to some nice discussions!
Aart Bik
http://www.aartbik.com



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