I am trying to run stockfish and get it as fast as possible to what I consider "good values", at least over 20 deep. I'm using a raspberry pi zero w ... and after 20 seconds it's only 12 deep. How could I make it faster? I don't need to have a desktop or "anything" just run stockfish. Thanks.
A Pi zero is not known for its performance or extendability. You could try some tuning, with
iostat, but your options are limited.
- kill everything you don't need. You might even go to slackware to remove the systemd-performance hit
- If you have a memory shortage, you could invest in a swap device on USB, separate from your sd card
- And perhaps a bit of overclocking if your're CPU bound.
- You could also look at a faster sd card.
But that basically are all your options.