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by Stephen Ham
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC confusion
Replies: 21
Views: 1703

Re: TCEC confusion

Thanks, Terje and Erin!

Great points that you've explained very clearly. Somehow I just didn't connect the dots well. Still, I think TCEC could be clearer in what they're doing, and why.

All the very best,
-Steve-
by Stephen Ham
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC confusion
Replies: 21
Views: 1703

Re: TCEC confusion

Thanks Erin!

However, was that explanation clearly presented at TCEC? I didn't see it. Perhaps that explanation was buried somewhere on the site, but it was not visible to this observer. In chatting with several others, the situation was equally unclear to them too.

All the best,
-Steve-
by Stephen Ham
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC confusion
Replies: 21
Views: 1703

Re: TCEC confusion

OK gents, so what's happening in TCEC now? TCEC's communication is historically largely non-existent. And when they do communicate, it's unclear. TCEC, in small print in the upper right corner now tells us it's Super-Final 18. Great! That's some help, relative to prior non-communication. Thanks Mich...
by Stephen Ham
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC confusion
Replies: 21
Views: 1703

Re: TCEC confusion

Thank you Roman, Like Dann, I too was confused by the sudden change. As impressive as TCEC is, they do a TERRIBLE job communicating to the public: the recent past, what they're doing presently, and what's next. But that's just the "what". They also fail to communicate the "why", such as: why the tim...
by Stephen Ham
Tue May 26, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Interesting game on TCEC
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: Interesting game on TCEC

The Princess Bride! Well done, Dann. :-)

Jonathan, the first four games were decisive as I watched game 4. It's possible the 5th was too, but I went to bed and missed it.

Regards,
-Steve-
by Stephen Ham
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo - is it worth it.
Replies: 34
Views: 4128

Re: Komodo - is it worth it.

Hello All, I agree with Dann. Those of us who love computer chess need to support it, and that means supporting commercial chess engine developers. Since Komodo is the only one left standing, then it should receive our total support. We all benefit from having Komodo performing versus other engines,...
by Stephen Ham
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New computer chess forum
Replies: 15
Views: 3183

Re: New computer chess forum

Hello Guenther, I will miss your posts here as I perceive you as an intelligent/informed computer chess enthusiast. Since I'll miss you, I visited your new site. As a result, I have constructive criticism. Like TalkChess presently, you allow Fake Names . In fact, the only posts presently on your sit...
by Stephen Ham
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Time per gigatype RAM with NN engines to exhaustion
Replies: 23
Views: 2636

Re: Time per gigatype RAM with NN engines to exhaustion

With an RTX 2080, how fast does it consume RAM? I have found that my 1080TI eats 32 GB in an hour, and the analysis slows to a crawl (and the machine starts to get balky). If you have 2x RTX2080, what is the maximum time you can analyze before RAM is exhausted with 64 GB and with 128 GB? Has anyone...
by Stephen Ham
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17.5 Update relesed
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Re: Fritz 17.5 Update relesed

Hello Eduard,

Indeed, as a result of the previous CB GUI update, my Fat Fritz stopped working. Apparently that was a problem for others too. FF is working now after a re-calibration. So, I'm afraid to update the GUI again.

All the best,
-Steve-
by Stephen Ham
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: NN Engine GPU Usage
Replies: 24
Views: 2308

Re: NN Engine GPU Usage

OK, switching Leela to Multiplexing, since I have two GPUs, and 4 CPUs, but leaving BackendOptions blank, since it crashes when the recommended data is entered (see my other post) I now have Task Manager open exactly as you advised. Leaving backendoptions blank can never lead to a good end. :D And ...