Deep Fritz 13: how to use the engine cloud

by ChessBase
7/2/2012 – Our new flagship program is shipping, vigorously, and customers seem delighted with it. But do they know how the premium new feature works? How to use your portable notebook to access chess engines on powerful computers in remote locations? How to set up your own desktop computer or rent computing power from others? All this is explained in a series of instructional videos by Nick Murphy.

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Deep Fritz 13

Chess programs have been high-performance utilities for a long time now – the higher your system performance, the greater the value they will be to you. But multi-processor systems only work if you have the “deep” version of a chess engine, because it is only then that the program can make use of multiple processor cores in parallel. Things are no different with the new Deep Fritz 13: on a dual-core computer the engine is already approx. 60% faster than the regular Fritz 13.

World premiere: the ChessBase Engine Cloud

Deep Fritz 13 introduces the innovative “ChessBase Engine Cloud” and revolutionises the way we work with system resources. This new function makes it possible, for the very first time, to run deep position analysis, blunder searches, engine matches, etc. using engines located on remote computers, instead of overloading your own system. To you it looks like you are working on your own computer – it does not matter whether the engines are running on a separate machine right next to you in your study, on the office computer or in a computer centre in Australia.

High-end for everybody!

If you own a number of computers you can run all your engines on all of them and harness the full processing power on a single PC. Or you can rent out your machines to other users via the “Cloud”. This is an especially exciting development for owners of high-performance computers or clusters. But the key point is: you can rent processing power from third parties and turn your little notebook or your “old faithful” into a tactical giant and strategic monster at the click of a button!

"Let’s Check”

Join the community! “Let’s Check” is a revolutionary new feature of ChessBase that will change the chess world. With it Fritz users can join a world-wide community that is putting together a giant knowledge base for chess. Using Let’s Check while watching top games live on the Playchess server becomes an experience in itself. Not only do you have the very latest openings and statistics at your disposal, you can also see the results of the most powerful computers and engines that are logged into the server – total information on any computer, at the blink of an eye.

In this first video Nick Murphy takes us through the new features of cloud computing you get with Deep Fritz 13

To get full enjoyment switch the quality to HD (click the cogwheel) and then use the full screen option.

In the second video Nick Murphy tells us how you can offer and how you can access a remote engine

More to come – or check it out here if you can't wait...

DEEP FRITZ 13 includes:

  • Premium membership of for 12 months
  • ChessBase Engine Cloud
  • ChessBase Let’s Check function (access to database until 1.1.2016)
  • Improved version of the Fritz13 engine for computers with multiple processor cores
  • Special book by Alex Kure (over four million positions)
  • Database with over 1.5 million games
  • Improved and enhanced database management
  • Improved user interface in Windows

System requirements

Minimum: Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and Internet access to activate the program,, Let’s Check, Engine Cloud and updates. Recommended: PC Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 3 GB RAM, Windows 7, DirectX10 graphics card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD ROM drive and Internet access to activate the program,, Let’s Check, Engine Cloud and updates.

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