- Created Friday, February 5th 2016 @ 02:26:12
I'd like to ask a couple of questions about the hardware that the matches are running on and the limits on the bots. I'm planning to enter the Ultimate TTT tournament, but I guess the questions are also applicable to the other competitions.
How big is the available RAM, i.e. how big can we make the transposition table? Is 2^20 entries á 16 bytes, i.e. 16 MB ok?
How many cores are available? I'd like to try out multi threaded alphabeta so a) is this allowed / possible at all, and b) how many threads can I use?
Is it allowed to think during the time between moves, also known as pondering?
DeveloperCreated Friday, February 5th 2016 @ 14:08:20
- There is more than enough RAM avaibable for that, but I don't know exactly how much from the top of my head.
- You have 1 core
- Yes, of course
- Created Friday, February 5th 2016 @ 21:38:47
Ok, so no soup^Wmultithreading for me.. :)
But it's not really obvious that pondering is allowed. In some other similar settings it's not. Thanks for the answers.