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by Alayan
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Wasp 4.5 Released
Replies: 20
Views: 1865

Re: Wasp 4.5 Released

How do you think this automated tuning affected Wasp's offensive middlegame style ? :)
by Alayan
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CCC has serious hardware update!
Replies: 107
Views: 5116

Re: CCC has serious hardware update!

The obvious question is why SF classical isn't performing much closer to SF NNUE on high core count machine, then.
by Alayan
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CCC has serious hardware update!
Replies: 107
Views: 5116

Re: CCC has serious hardware update!

The new CCC hardware has both more cores and faster cores than before. And the GPU are definitely proving faster than 4xRTX2080Ti did for Leela. Both CPU and GPU engines are seeing a significant speed uplift, though of course there are always diminishing returns on more speed. Look at the specs for ...
by Alayan
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish classical going downhill now
Replies: 9
Views: 1229

Re: Stockfish classical going downhill now

Pi4Chess wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:46 am
Of course classical modifications are only tested now in situations where NNUE is not used (in default hybrid mode). So it will only become stronger where NNUE is less stronger than classical.
This is wrong. Classical eval patches are tested with NNUE off.
by Alayan
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: You want to see why human can NOT compete vs engines in Bullet Games?
Replies: 26
Views: 2436

Re: You want to see why human can NOT compete vs engines in Bullet Games?

The raw centipawn error of a player is not enough of an indication of playing strength by itself, because it doesn't account for the quality of the moves from the opponent and the resulting complexity. I will get a much lower acpl against a 1000 elo player that I will crush than against a 2000 elo p...
by Alayan
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 5950X boost clocks
Replies: 27
Views: 2738

Re: 5950X boost clocks

"5950X @ 3.95Ghz" should mean all cores running constantly at the specified clockspeed, no boosting up and down.

Your RAM config will also have some impact on performance.
by Alayan
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Maia chess - the holy grail for computer chess?
Replies: 35
Views: 3595

Re: Maia chess - the holy grail for computer chess?

PeterO wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:59 pm
Hi,

I am sure they will release everything - wait some days. The opening book integration is just a few hours old.

I am REALLY excited about this project! I am so curious what comes next?

Peter
The project is very impressive, but... near undetectable online cheating comes next.
by Alayan
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?
Replies: 52
Views: 6371

Re: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

syzygy wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:16 pm
So you agree that x86 is going the way of the light bulb.
I take you not bothering to answer to my message as meaning that you have not a single counterpoint to what I said.
by Alayan
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?
Replies: 52
Views: 6371

Re: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

The Apple ARM chips were underhyped. They beat all expectations. Do you think one or two x86 die shrinks will give 10x better performance per Watt? If you buy Apple, you obviously pay for the brand name, but you also pay for a build quality that you won't find in an Asus gaming laptop. Apple laptop...
by Alayan
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Maia Chess, Engine Similarity, and Detecting Clones
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: Maia Chess, Engine Similarity, and Detecting Clones

Maia is based on Leela.

This is fundamentally a way to produce a weaker Leela network that are good at predicting the moves of a weaker chess playing entity.

I don't think this is an effective approach at approximating a strong classical engine.