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Specifically concerning EISPACK. what happened was that James Hardy "Jim" Wilkinson in the UK (whose career as an applied mathematician started with practical ballistic modelling in WWII, working with Turing and other computing pioneers, and continued for the rest of his life at the UK National Physical Laboratory, not in some academic ivory tower) ...


Regarding the last question, I've tried running Cyrus II on ZX Spectrum versus CuckooChess engine on android (droidfish app). If the engine was severely down-tuned, sometimes Cyrus II was winning.


This is a "modern" chess program for the c64 that at least could be used as a framework maybe:


Leela is not going to fit in an 8-bit machine, period. The NN weights take many megabytes to represent. It's conceivable that Stockfish's evaluation function could fit - I think it's only comparable in complexity to some of the better 8-bit engines (eg. those by Ed Schröder). However, Stockfish's main strength is that it can do a lot of searching very ...

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