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Author: Stéphane Nicolet
Date: Mon Sep 21 10:41:10 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1600677670

Small cleanups 12

- Clean signature of functions in namespace NNUE
- Add comment for countermove based pruning
- Remove bestMoveCount variable
- Add const qualifier to kpp_board_index array
- Fix spaces in get_best_thread()
- Fix indention in capture LMR code in search.cpp
- Rename TtmemDeleter to LargePageDeleter

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3063

No functional change
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Author: Sami Kiminki
Date: Mon Sep 21 08:43:48 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1600670628

Add large page support for NNUE weights and simplify TT mem management

Use TT memory functions to allocate memory for the NNUE weights. This
should provide a small speed-up on systems where large pages are not
automatically used, including Windows and some Linux distributions.

Further, since we now have a wrapper for std::aligned_alloc(), we can
simplify the TT memory management a bit:

- We no longer need to store separate pointers to the hash table and
its underlying memory allocation.
- We also get to merge the Linux-specific and default implementations
of aligned_ttmem_alloc().

Finally, we'll enable the VirtualAlloc code path with large page
support also for Win32.

STC: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f66595823a84a47b9036fba
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.25,1.25}
Total: 14896 W: 1854 L: 1686 D: 11356 Elo +3.92
Ptnml(0-2): 65, 1224, 4742, 1312, 105

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3081

No functional change.
see source
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Author: Stefan Geschwentner
Date: Mon Sep 21 08:19:10 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1600669150

Tweak hybrid treshold.

Increase the first hybrid threshold with more material.
Rewrite the hybrid rules for clarity.

STC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.25,1.25}
Total: 24416 W: 3039 L: 2848 D: 18529 Elo +2.72
Ptnml(0-2): 135, 2136, 7503, 2271, 163
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f6451efbb0cae038ca8f4dc

LTC;
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) {0.25,1.25}
Total: 65016 W: 3702 L: 3455 D: 57859 Elo +1.32
Ptnml(0-2): 66, 2991, 26157, 3218, 76
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f64b143bb0cae038ca8f51f

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3140

Bench: 3973739
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Unai Corzo
Date: Mon Sep 21 07:47:41 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1600667261

Simplify reduced depth search

Simplification in reduced depth search.

STC https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f64c72fbb0cae038ca8f531
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.25,0.25}
Total: 28320 W: 3475 L: 3359 D: 21486 Elo +1.42
Ptnml(0-2): 170, 2485, 8773, 2523, 209

LTC https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f650cfabb0cae038ca8f585
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.75,0.25}
Total: 58392 W: 3354 L: 3285 D: 51753 Elo +0.41
Ptnml(0-2): 74, 2826, 23336, 2877, 83

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3139

bench: 4201295
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: syzygy1
Date: Thu Sep 17 17:24:52 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1600356292

Use tiling to speed up accumulator refreshes and updates

Perform the update and refresh operations tile by tile in a local
array of vectors. By selecting the array size carefully, we
achieve that the compiler keeps the whole array in vector registers.

Idea and original implementation by @sf-x.

STC: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f623eec912c15f19854b855
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.25,1.25}
Total: 4872 W: 623 L: 477 D: 3772 Elo +10.41
Ptnml(0-2): 14, 350, 1585, 450, 37

LTC: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f62434e912c15f19854b860
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {0.25,1.25}
Total: 25808 W: 1565 L: 1401 D: 22842 Elo +2.21
Ptnml(0-2): 23, 1186, 10332, 1330, 33

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3130

No functional change
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
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Linux x64 for modern computers
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Linux x64
Author: Unai Corzo
Date: Thu Sep 17 07:06:21 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1600319181

Simplify futility pruning for captures

STC https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f61f0e4b91f2ec371e429c2
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.25,0.25}
Total: 75512 W: 8747 L: 8704 D: 58061 Elo +0.20
Ptnml(0-2): 440, 6589, 23683, 6576, 468

LTC https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f6215d3912c15f19854b801
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.75,0.25}
Total: 92912 W: 5030 L: 4992 D: 82890 Elo +0.14
Ptnml(0-2): 88, 4363, 37532, 4369, 104

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3129

bench: 3856086
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Unai Corzo
Date: Thu Sep 17 07:06:21 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1600319181

Remove castling extension

STC https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f5fa5348fbc1c8a3f476eca
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.25,0.25}
Total: 38520 W: 4713 L: 4610 D: 29197 Elo +0.93
Ptnml(0-2): 233, 3486, 11734, 3559, 248

LTC https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f62166a912c15f19854b806
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.75,0.25}
Total: 48024 W: 2673 L: 2600 D: 42751 Elo +0.53
Ptnml(0-2): 64, 2247, 19316, 2322, 63

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3128

bench: 3818400
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
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Linux x64
Author: GoldenRare
Date: Thu Sep 17 07:06:21 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1600319181

Added FEN string to bench output

fixes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3117

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3118

No functional change
see source
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Linux x64
Author: syzygy1
Date: Wed Sep 16 21:00:14 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1600282814

Improve NDK section in Makefile

This PR sets the "comp" variable simply to "clang",
which seems to be more consistent and allows a small simplification.

The PR also moves the section that sets "profile_make" and "profile_use" to after the NDK section,
which ensures that these variables are now set correctly for NDK/clang.

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3121

No functional change
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: xoto10
Date: Wed Sep 16 20:56:40 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1600282600

Use 2 * bestMoveChanges.

NNUE appears to provide a more stable eval than the classic eval,
so the time use dependencies on bestMoveChanges, fallingEval,
etc may need to change to make the best use of available time.
This change doubles the effect of totBestMoveChanges when giving
more time because the choice of best move is unstable.

STC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.25,1.25}
Total: 101928 W: 11995 L: 11698 D: 78235 Elo +1.01
Ptnml(0-2): 592, 8707, 32103, 8936, 626
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f538a462d02727c56b36cec

LTC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {0.25,1.25}
Total: 186392 W: 10383 L: 9877 D: 166132 Elo +0.94
Ptnml(0-2): 207, 8370, 75539, 8870, 210
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f54a9712d02727c56b36d5a

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3119

Bench 4222126
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Sergio Vieri
Date: Tue Sep 15 07:21:04 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1600147264

Update default net to nn-03744f8d56d8.nnue

Equivalent to 20200914-1520

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3123

Bench: 4222126
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: mckx00
Date: Tue Sep 15 07:19:02 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1600147142

Simplify StatSCore Initialization

No need to initialize StatScore at rootNode. Current Logic is redundant because at subsequent levels the grandchildren statScore is initialized to zero.

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3122

Non functional change.
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
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Windows 32
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Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
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Linux x64
Author: SFisGOD
Date: Tue Sep 8 22:56:08 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1599598568

Double probability of using classical eval

This patch doubles the moderate imbalance threshold and probability of using classical eval.
So now if imbalance is greater than PawnValueMg / 4 then there is a 1/8 chance of using classical eval.

STC:
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.25,1.25}
Total: 10984 W: 1303 L: 1140 D: 8541 Elo +5.16
Ptnml(0-2): 58, 867, 3489, 1010, 68
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f554c9f97da2d5437d3813e

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) {0.25,1.25}
Total: 43064 W: 2476 L: 2276 D: 38312 Elo +1.61
Ptnml(0-2): 37, 1985, 17308, 2145, 57
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f55690a00a0aa2ca79f0a43

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3114

Bench: 4161067
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Date: Tue Sep 8 22:53:50 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1599598430

Always re-enable NNUE after "bench".

Restore the default NNUE setting (enabled) after a bench command.
This also makes the resulting program settings independent of the
number of FENs that are being benched.

Fixes issue #3112.

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3113

No functional change.
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: syzygy1
Date: Tue Sep 8 22:53:17 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1599598397

Bug fix in do_null_move() and NNUE simplification.

This fixes #3108 and removes some NNUE code that is currently not used.

At the moment, do_null_move() copies the accumulator from the previous
state into the new state, which is correct. It then clears the "computed_score"
flag because the side to move has changed, and with the other side to move
NNUE will return a completely different evaluation (normally with changed
sign but also with different NNUE-internal tempo bonus).

The problem is that do_null_move() clears the wrong flag. It clears the
computed_score flag of the old state, not of the new state. It turns out
that this almost never affects the search. For example, fixing it does not
change the current bench (but it does change the previous bench). This is
because the search code usually avoids calling evaluate() after a null move.

This PR corrects do_null_move() by removing the computed_score flag altogether.
The flag is not needed because nnue_evaluate() is never called twice on a position.

This PR also removes some unnecessary {}s and inserts a few blank lines
in the modified NNUE files in line with SF coding style.

Resulf ot STC non-regression test:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.25,0.25}
Total: 26328 W: 3118 L: 3012 D: 20198 Elo +1.40
Ptnml(0-2): 126, 2208, 8397, 2300, 133
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f553ccc2d02727c56b36db1

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3109

bench: 4109324
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: SFisGOD
Date: Fri Sep 4 18:58:34 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1599238714

Use classical eval more often

If there is a moderate imbalance, use classical eval with small probability (1/16),
as derived from the node counter.

STC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.25,1.25}
Total: 32320 W: 3562 L: 3377 D: 25381 Elo +1.99
Ptnml(0-2): 144, 2609, 10478, 2776, 153
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f520615ba100690c5cc5f80

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) {0.25,1.25}
Total: 21032 W: 1116 L: 974 D: 18942 Elo +2.35
Ptnml(0-2): 20, 837, 8664, 971, 24
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f522eaaba100690c5cc5f8c

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3107

Bench: 4109324
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Vizvezdenec
Date: Fri Sep 4 18:52:46 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1599238366

Adjust penalty on refuted early quiet moves

This patch changes how previous early moves are penalized in case
search finds a best move. Here, the first quiet move that was not
a transposition table move is penalized.

passed STC
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f51d839ba100690c5cc5f69
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.25,1.25}
Total: 10088 W: 1150 L: 997 D: 7941 Elo +5.27
Ptnml(0-2): 41, 772, 3278, 899, 54

passed LTC
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f51e435ba100690c5cc5f76
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) {0.25,1.25}
Total: 30808 W: 1564 L: 1405 D: 27839 Elo +1.79
Ptnml(0-2): 19, 1245, 12717, 1404, 19

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3106

bench 3983758
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Sergio Vieri
Date: Fri Sep 4 08:03:43 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1599199423

Update default net to nn-308d71810dff.nnue

equivalent to 20200903-1739

Net trained from scratch, so it has quite different features extracted compared to the previous net (82215d0fd0df).

STC:
LLR: 2.98 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.25,1.25}
Total: 108328 W: 14048 L: 13719 D: 80561 Elo +1.06
Ptnml(0-2): 842, 10039, 32062, 10390, 831
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f50e053ba100690c5cc5f00

LTC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) {0.25,1.25}
Total: 13872 W: 1059 L: 890 D: 11923 Elo +4.23
Ptnml(0-2): 30, 724, 5270, 871, 41
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f51821fba100690c5cc5f36

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3104

Bench: 3832716
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: VoyagerOne
Date: Fri Sep 4 08:00:45 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1599199245

LMR Simplification

remove reduction at non-check cut nodes for second move at low depths

STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.25,0.25}
Total: 61712 W: 6594 L: 6543 D: 48575 Elo +0.29
Ptnml(0-2): 293, 5085, 20082, 5070, 326
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f5007d6ba100690c5cc5ea9

LTC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.75,0.25}
Total: 57544 W: 2983 L: 2925 D: 51636 Elo +0.35
Ptnml(0-2): 47, 2568, 23495, 2604, 58
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f50c597ba100690c5cc5ef7

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3103

Bench: 3952302
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Unai Corzo
Date: Fri Sep 4 07:58:13 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1599199093

Simplify singularQuietLMR

remove formerPV dependence

STC https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f4cb922ba100690c5cc5d35
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.25,0.25}
Total: 113672 W: 12347 L: 12368 D: 88957 Elo -0.06
Ptnml(0-2): 566, 9537, 36699, 9420, 614

LTC https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f4e8474ba100690c5cc5e12
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.75,0.25}
Total: 43032 W: 2298 L: 2227 D: 38507 Elo +0.57
Ptnml(0-2): 45, 1940, 17475, 2011, 45

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3102

bench: 3290084
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Unai Corzo
Date: Fri Sep 4 07:55:41 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1599198941

Less pruning in qsearch

do not prune moves that give discovery checks, even if with negative SSE.

STC https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f4cb5e8ba100690c5cc5d25
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.25,1.25}
Total: 91328 W: 9940 L: 9667 D: 71721 Elo +1.04
Ptnml(0-2): 491, 7345, 29693, 7670, 465

LTC https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f4dbc2eba100690c5cc5dac
LLR: 2.97 (-2.94,2.94) {0.25,1.25}
Total: 52448 W: 2799 L: 2586 D: 47063 Elo +1.41
Ptnml(0-2): 53, 2220, 21459, 2445, 47

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3098

bench: 4031192
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Fri Sep 4 07:46:06 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1599198366

Restore development version

have fun!

No functional change
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Wed Sep 2 16:19:30 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1599056370

Stockfish 12

Official release version of Stockfish 12

Bench: 3624569

-----------------------

It is our pleasure to release Stockfish 12 to users world-wide

Downloads will be freely available at

https://stockfishchess.org/download/

This version 12 of Stockfish plays significantly stronger than
any of its predecessors. In a match against Stockfish 11,
Stockfish 12 will typically win at least ten times more game pairs
than it loses.

This jump in strength, visible in regular progression tests during
development[1], results from the introduction of an efficiently
updatable neural network (NNUE) for the evaluation in Stockfish[2],
and associated tuning of the engine as a whole. The concept of the
NNUE evaluation was first introduced in shogi, and ported to
Stockfish afterward. Stockfish remains a CPU-only engine, since the
NNUE networks can be very efficiently evaluated on CPUs. The
recommended parameters of the NNUE network are embedded in
distributed binaries, and Stockfish will use NNUE by default.

Both the NNUE and the classical evaluations are available, and
can be used to assign values to positions that are later used in
alpha-beta (PVS) search to find the best move. The classical
evaluation computes this value as a function of various chess
concepts, handcrafted by experts, tested and tuned using fishtest.
The NNUE evaluation computes this value with a neural network based
on basic inputs. The network is optimized and trained on the
evaluations of millions of positions.

The Stockfish project builds on a thriving community of enthusiasts
that contribute their expertise, time, and resources to build a free
and open source chess engine that is robust, widely available, and
very strong. We invite chess fans to join the fishtest testing
framework and programmers to contribute on github[3].

Stay safe and enjoy chess!

The Stockfish team

[1] https://github.com/glinscott/fishtest/wiki/Regression-Tests
[2] https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/commit/84f3e867903f62480c33243dd0ecbffd342796fc
[3] https://stockfishchess.org/get-involved/
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Wed Sep 2 16:18:58 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1599056338

Update CPU contributors list

with fishtest data of Sept. 2 2020

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3095

No functional change
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Wed Sep 2 07:32:10 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1599024730

Only use MADV_RANDOM if defined

needed to compile on Haiku.

fixes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/issues/3093

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3094

No functional change
see source

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