THE ENGINE CLOUD FEATURES THE STRONGEST ENGINES ON THE MOST POWERFUL COMPUTERS
How many cores does your system have? Why not use the power of a much larger multi-processor system instead of investing in expensive new hardware? Alternatively, if you have a very powerful computer you can let others use your machine – the engine cloud is a marketplace where you can offer or get access to engines at very low rates (with ducats).
THE ADVANTAGES OF THE ENGINE CLOUD:
1. OPTIMIZE YOUR ANALYSIS
Working with multiple engines simultaneously makes a great deal of sense – cloud systems running in parallel can undertake the most challenging of calculation tasks without the slightest loss of performance. One example of the benefits of this would be running one cloud engine in the slower “multiple variation” mode to see just how sharp the positon is. Meanwhile, another engine could be focusing on just the main line, reaching very deep search depths and acting as a tactical scout.
2. SAVE RESOURCES
Running a multiprocessor engine on a notebook or laptop is very energy intensive – a lot of battery power is used just to cool the system. And because chess engines makes the CPU run at full capacity your portable device will soon be switching into stand-by mode. Running an engine from the cloud, however, means that your device doesn’t need to perform the calculation locally – as all the computation is performed by a machine running from mains power.
3. SAVE ON EXPENSIVE HARDWARE
Serious analysis requires very powerful computers. However, such systems are expensive, take up a lot of space, and suffer from a high rate of obsolescence, given that new processors are being developed all the time. If you just use the engine cloud whenever you need it, you stand to save a great deal!
4. PEAK PERFORMANCE WHEN YOU NEED IT
If, for example, a correspondence game comes to a head and a critical position needs deep analyzing, one might want to dramatically ramp up processing power. With the engine cloud even the tiniest of notebooks can be running a bank of strong engines on powerful machines – and all at the click of a mouse.