> Massimiliano Maini wrote:
> > on www.gnubg.org you can now download a zip archive with two
> > (GUI and command-line) of GnuBG 0.16 with multi-thread support.
> > Just unzip them in your current GnuBG 0.16 installation directory.
> I should add that this has had little testing, so proceed with some
> caution (probably a good idea to install to a new directory).
In fact, the zip contains ONLY the two executables
with names gnubg-gui-py-sse.exe and gnubg-nogui-py-sse.exe, so
you need to unzip them into an existing installation. But doing so will not overwrite your existing exes
(named gnubg.exe and gnubg-cli.exe), you'll have both versions
(your 'old' one and the new MT one).
> Some interesting things to look at (assuming it runs):
> 1. Does it produce the same (or very similar) answers (with 1 or more
> threads) - compared to the last version
> 2. How much faster (or slower on a single processor machine) is it
> 1 or more threads) - compared to the last version
Has the MT code any effect on the "Evaluation
speed" test ("calibrate" in the command-line version) ? I think the answer is no, but maybe that's the thing
we should use to roughly evaluate the benefits of multi-threading