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Old August 26th 03, 10:21 AM
Leonardo Ljubicic
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Can anyone explain what does "UCI" mean when included with the engine name?
(on the SSDF list in particular)

Thanks.

Leonardo


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Old August 26th 03, 10:32 AM
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In article , Leonardo Ljubicic wrote:
Can anyone explain what does "UCI" mean when included with the engine name?


UCI is a protocol which is used for communicating with a chess engine.

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Old August 26th 03, 11:44 AM
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I'm guessing that UCI is an abbreviation for Universal Chess Interface. The
idea is that if everyone who writes chess software will use this particular
model then their software will all be compatible with each other. It has had
some success. I believe Chessmaster now provides an UCI interface, as does
Chessbase with their Fritz 8 and Shredder 7 software (and perhaps earlier
versions of same). Shredder 6 was released with a "Classic" interface which
was written specifically for UCI engines. There are probably some others.
Euc1id

"Leonardo Ljubicic" wrote in message
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Can anyone explain what does "UCI" mean when included with the engine

name?
(on the SSDF list in particular)

Thanks.

Leonardo




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Old August 26th 03, 03:18 PM
Aaron
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"Euc1id" wrote in
hlink.net:

I'm guessing that UCI is an abbreviation for Universal Chess
Interface. The idea is that if everyone who writes chess software will
use this particular model then their software will all be compatible
with each other.


Not necessarily, for example while you can use engines that support UCI
in Fritz, Fritz (the engine) itself isnt UCI.

Xboard is a older and more established protocol. Over 200 engines support
them now.

It has had some success. I believe Chessmaster now
provides an UCI interface,


Nope, Xboard/Winboard protocol.


as does Chessbase with their Fritz 8 and
Shredder 7 software (and perhaps earlier versions of same). Shredder 6
was released with a "Classic" interface which was written specifically
for UCI engines. There are probably some others. Euc1id


Arena (free) supports both xboard/winboard and uci.
So does knightx i think.

You can find a list of such interfaces here

http://www.aarontay.per.sg/winboard/interface.html

Some other self-promotion pages that might be related

http://www.aarontay.per.sg/winboard/confusion.html
http://www.aarontay.per.sg/winboard/history.html
http://www.aarontay.per.sg/winboard/uciwinboard.html




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Can anyone explain what does "UCI" mean when included with the engine

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(on the SSDF list in particular)

Thanks.

Leonardo








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Old August 26th 03, 05:47 PM
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Can anyone explain what does "UCI" mean when included with the engine name?
(on the SSDF list in particular)

Thanks.

Leonardo


Universal Chess Interface.

It's a standard set of specifications to which all UCI engines conform.

Winboard is an example of an optional set of specifications.

Mark
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Old August 27th 03, 06:29 AM
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in the particular case of the ssdf list, there will be two versions of
shredder tested. one is fritz native and the other uses a different
"universal" interface developed by meyer-kahlen, the shredder programmer.
this is the interface in shredder classic. and many others support it
because it allows copy protection.
since both shredder engines are similar, this test examines how much the
fritz interface (or alternatively a UCI one) taxes the processing speed
(read performance) of an engine.
"Leonardo Ljubicic" wrote in message
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Can anyone explain what does "UCI" mean when included with the engine

name?
(on the SSDF list in particular)

Thanks.

Leonardo




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Old August 27th 03, 12:44 PM
Gian-Carlo Pascutto
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"Leonardo Ljubicic" wrote in message
...
Can anyone explain what does "UCI" mean when included with the engine

name?
(on the SSDF list in particular)


In addition to what everyone else has said,
the crucual difference between the two Shredder
versions (with and without UCI), is that the UCI
version is using a better openings book, because
the ChessBase interface doesn't correctly support
the Shredder book, wheras the Shredder Classic (UCI)
interface does.

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Old August 27th 03, 01:46 PM
Leonardo Ljubicic
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"Gian-Carlo Pascutto" wrote in message
...
"Leonardo Ljubicic" wrote in message
...
Can anyone explain what does "UCI" mean when included with the engine

name?
(on the SSDF list in particular)


In addition to what everyone else has said,
the crucual difference between the two Shredder
versions (with and without UCI), is that the UCI
version is using a better openings book, because
the ChessBase interface doesn't correctly support
the Shredder book, wheras the Shredder Classic (UCI)
interface does.

--
GCP


Now this sounds like an important thing. Is UCI version of, say 7.04
Schredder on sale somewhere?

Leonardo




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Old August 27th 03, 02:14 PM
Gian-Carlo Pascutto
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Default UCI

In addition to what everyone else has said,
the crucual difference between the two Shredder
versions (with and without UCI), is that the UCI
version is using a better openings book, because
the ChessBase interface doesn't correctly support
the Shredder book, wheras the Shredder Classic (UCI)
interface does.

--
GCP


Now this sounds like an important thing. Is UCI version of, say 7.04
Schredder on sale somewhere?


Shredder 7 UCI (and interface and book) are included on the Shredder 7 CD.

7.04 is a free upgrade.

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GCP


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Old August 27th 03, 03:17 PM
Leonardo Ljubicic
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Thanks.




Now this sounds like an important thing. Is UCI version of, say 7.04
Schredder on sale somewhere?


Shredder 7 UCI (and interface and book) are included on the Shredder 7 CD.

7.04 is a free upgrade.

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GCP




 




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