This project mainly supports the Raspberry Pi (now with Piface and tablebase support). The ODROID-X is also supported for expert users. The Rikomagic MK 802 II is no longer supported. Old Rikomagic images are maintained for historical sake. Also, it's possible to run PicoChess on a desktop computer (Linux, OSX, Windows).
Picochess vs Slovenian GMs Top Slovenian GMs - (from left to right) GM Jure Škoberne, GM Luka Lenič, GM Duško Pavasović, and GM Matej Šebenik after a casual tag team session vs Picochess at Jonas's chess shop. Photo credit and thanks to Jonas Žnidaršič
You can see a video of PicoChess running on a standard PC, and running on a MK802 II ARM key :-) Also, here is a video of PicoChess running on MK802 II and a bluetooth DGT eboard
This will be one of the strongest dedicated chess computer on the world :-) My initial testing on Rasperry Pi hardware versus a 4 core Intel i7 shows we have grandmaster strength.
|1: Stockfish on Pi||40,0/100||····················|
|4: AnMon 5.75||11,0/20||==1=1110=010==011001|
|5: SOS 5.1 for Arena||10,5/20||10001=10100111=001=1|
100 games played / Tournament is finished - Level: Blitz 2/1 - Hardware: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2405S CPU @ 2.50GHz with 8,0 GB Memory
On a 802MK II device, stockfish is running 5 times faster ! And there is a lot of space (1GB) for the hastables. Picochess is the strongest on the O-Droidx (4 core ARM processor). You can also play with a remote chess engine (on a desktop PC or a 32-core amazon instance).
You have better chances to have quick answers on the PicoChess group, but you can also write us for all questions :