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Forum: Chess 2021-09-16, 19:34
Replies: 13
Views: 2,351
Posted By M344587487
Had a bit of a noodle again with this project....

Had a bit of a noodle again with this project. After cursing at past me for creating such an awful spider's nest of code the core engine has been re-implemented to fully use u64 bitboards (before the...
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-09-11, 15:06
Replies: 35
Views: 1,689
Posted By M344587487
It's a bit more complicated when you consider...

It's a bit more complicated when you consider that every consumer CPU needs decent RAM, motherboard, PSU. A GPU needs to be plugged into something but many GPU's can share that same something, and...
Forum: Software 2021-09-02, 16:13
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By M344587487
Making mprime should be as simple as: cd gwnum ...

Making mprime should be as simple as:
cd gwnum
make -f makemac
cd ../macosx64
make
Fat binaries may complicate things. The GUI version looks like it requires Xcode to compile. The code appears...
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-29, 12:56
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By M344587487
TDP/cores/cache/memory-speeds etc are all...

TDP/cores/cache/memory-speeds etc are all trending up every generation as things get more dense (soon server liquid cooling will become more mainstream to allow TDP to get much higher). A chips paper...
Forum: Software 2021-08-22, 13:39
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By M344587487
Thanks that's very instructive to a complete...

Thanks that's very instructive to a complete novice, suddenly half the code isn't black magic../build_factor64 "uasm245" build status: Failure
./build_factor64 "uasm250" build status: Success...
Forum: Software 2021-08-21, 15:44
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By M344587487
r4

Here's some build results with different uasm versions with 30.3b6, uasmw means the windows binary wrapped with wine and the number is the version. Earlier I thought factor64 was successfully...
Forum: Software 2021-08-21, 09:59
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By M344587487
Thanks for pointing to v2.48, I can't compile or...

Thanks for pointing to v2.48, I can't compile or find a Linux binary of v2.48 but am successfully using the windows version under wine to build gwnum. UASM definitely has cross-version and cross-OS...
Forum: Software 2021-08-19, 21:12
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By M344587487
Building Prime95 ASM on Linux WIP

I'm playing with UASM and the makefiles in Prime95 with the goal of being able to build factor32/factor64 and eventually gwnum from scratch using Linux. Hopefully with a bit of sed magic the existing...
Forum: Linux 2021-08-17, 14:05
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By M344587487
The latest Ubuntu LTS or the latest Debian are...

The latest Ubuntu LTS or the latest Debian are good choices for a CentOS-style build IMO. I like to use the latest LTS on new builds and not upgrade old builds until EOL, but am only dealing with a...
Forum: Software 2021-08-16, 15:41
Replies: 432
Views: 45,534
Posted By M344587487
Haven't managed to get UASM to compile from the...

Haven't managed to get UASM to compile from the repo yet and the linux binary is a dead link. Got as far as it erroring on compile with clang-10/gcc/g++ because it can't find direct.h, a windows...
Forum: Software 2021-08-11, 18:21
Replies: 42
Views: 1,721
Posted By M344587487
gettext looks good with the drawback of not...

gettext looks good with the drawback of not allowing for swapped arguments. It has the benefit of being a de-facto standard, and as it is the standard it makes me think that swapped arguments aren't...
Forum: Software 2021-08-10, 18:14
Replies: 42
Views: 1,721
Posted By M344587487
I've refined it, cleaned up the code a bit and...

I've refined it, cleaned up the code a bit and added JSON parsing so you can now edit the json to test it (feeding malformed json will definitely break things, valid input should work). Every...
Forum: Software 2021-08-09, 19:26
Replies: 42
Views: 1,721
Posted By M344587487
Thanks, it's nothing really just an excuse to...

Thanks, it's nothing really just an excuse to brush up on variadics. If json is a good candidate for a localisation format (unicode so no reason other than whatever the hell locale actually means to...
Forum: Software 2021-08-09, 15:30
Replies: 42
Views: 1,721
Posted By M344587487
Here's a toy example of an external json +...

Here's a toy example of an external json + variadic localisation implementation pretty much as described in the previous post (sans json parsing and validation, this example manually generates the...
Forum: Software 2021-08-08, 21:33
Replies: 42
Views: 1,721
Posted By M344587487
JSON makes sense for roll-your-own. Short of a...

JSON makes sense for roll-your-own. Short of a library to magic away the complexity the following seems about the simplest way it could be done that is also safe. I like it better than the function...
Forum: Forum Feedback 2021-08-08, 11:45
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By M344587487
Lovely man, fond memories of watching diagnosis...

Lovely man, fond memories of watching diagnosis murder reruns when I was sick as a child. Needless to say it doesn't hold up to scrutiny now but not much does.
Forum: Forum Feedback 2021-08-08, 11:21
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By M344587487
Worrying about signatures and unnecessary posts...

Worrying about signatures and unnecessary posts filling the database is like worrying that urinating in the sea will make the water rise.


No offense to people that love red tape, forum rules are...
Forum: Software 2021-08-07, 22:28
Replies: 42
Views: 1,721
Posted By M344587487
There's a few hundred messages at least with...

There's a few hundred messages at least with english maybe up to 400 or so, spread over sprintf, fprintf, printf, excluding sqlite, json and three of the 4 architecture directories that have...
Forum: Software 2021-08-07, 19:20
Replies: 42
Views: 1,721
Posted By M344587487
Of course, as I said I don't think it's necessary...

Of course, as I said I don't think it's necessary so am unlikely to be inspired to implement it, but it doesn't stop me from reasoning out how it could be done.


Compiling localisations into the...
Forum: Software 2021-08-07, 16:23
Replies: 42
Views: 1,721
Posted By M344587487
Personally I don't see the point of localising...

Personally I don't see the point of localising the program, I know it's an easy thing to say as a native english speaker but adding technical debt for minimal benefit doesn't seem worthwhile. That...
Forum: Linux 2021-08-06, 17:41
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By M344587487
Typical devices like most phones can't have wifi...

Typical devices like most phones can't have wifi in and out simultaneously (a normal hotspot is 4g in with wifi/usb/blueooth out), the same likely applies to typical routers. Some routers may not...
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-03, 09:52
Replies: 40
Views: 4,037
Posted By M344587487
Moore's Law is dead is pure speculation just like...

Moore's Law is dead is pure speculation just like any predictions we care to make. The main thing I got from the video is that they should definitely call Zen 3 + v-cache Zen3D. Then you can do...
Forum: Hobbies 2021-08-02, 18:02
Replies: 76
Views: 31,070
Posted By M344587487
I recently read Wheelers by Jack Cowen and Ian...

I recently read Wheelers by Jack Cowen and Ian Stewart, because of their involvement in the science of discworld. It has some interesting science imagery but the fiction writing leaves a lot to be...
Forum: Hardware 2021-07-31, 09:18
Replies: 40
Views: 4,037
Posted By M344587487
Yes it is, it's AMD's next move which will answer...

Yes it is, it's AMD's next move which will answer Alder Lake, way ahead of Zen4's release. Probably a decent uplift for normal workloads but potentially a game changer for us.


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Forum: Hardware 2021-07-29, 10:40
Replies: 40
Views: 4,037
Posted By M344587487
I have a feeling that at the core (ignoring SMT...

I have a feeling that at the core (ignoring SMT and AVX512) there's not much difference between P and E cores, with all 16 cores running the P cores won't be going 5.3GHz and for anything that...
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