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by Milos
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Which CPUs was used against Kramnik in 2002 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: Which CPUs was used against Kramnik in 2002 ?

It seems Fritz 9 reached about 480knps on a 1Ghz Pentium III: http://www.jens-hartmann.at/Fritzmarks/ I have no idea when Fritz 9 was released. This article mentions 4Mnps: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1466810.stm That Pentium III 1GHz number seems to be inflated since Pentium 4 and 2GHz shows...
by Milos
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: StockFiNN Release and Scaling
Replies: 109
Views: 6301

Re: StockFiNN Release and Scaling

difficulty comes mainly from a lacking (and difficult to properly implement) testing methodology. Due to the enormous amounts of computation necessary to train and test a series of leela nets, tests unfold over months, not minutes or hours. That, rather than the lack of a good method, is what hampe...
by Milos
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: StockFiNN Release and Scaling
Replies: 109
Views: 6301

Re: StockFiNN Release and Scaling

I used to make my living developing medical device software, including machine learning components. I used to joke that at least 50% of the the money we made was from undoing the damage the graduate students had done (usually in the form of matlab or tensorflow spaghetti code). :-) You may have a d...
by Milos
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: StockFiNN Release and Scaling
Replies: 109
Views: 6301

Re: StockFiNN Release and Scaling

brianr wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:55 pm
And a professional will do that for $600 bucks a month!
Most of ML research is done by graduate and even master students that are paid (if they are even paid anything) less than that ;).
by Milos
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: StockFiNN Release and Scaling
Replies: 109
Views: 6301

Re: StockFiNN Release and Scaling

The funniest is when someone comes and complains that they need it to cover electricity cost :lol:. Or that they did some tremendous work on network training that a monkey could do, just because they have some nice database of games that they collected as a hobby and now decided to gain some coin o...
by Milos
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Which CPUs was used against Kramnik in 2002 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: Which CPUs was used against Kramnik in 2002?

Finally, there is some info in the same site concerning the engine qualification between Deep Fritz and Deep Junior, where both played on identical powerful Pentium III dual processing 933 MHz computers: https://web.archive.org/web/20020109144431/http://www.braingames.net/index.php?f=chess_center/e...
by Milos
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: StockFiNN Release and Scaling
Replies: 109
Views: 6301

Re: StockFiNN Release and Scaling

That’s quite funny. Whenever “computer chess” and “money” are mentioned in the same sentence, it’s usually in jest. Because it's "peanuts" (nobody is getting rich with $3/month.) Multiply this with 100 chess "enthusiasts" and 2 different "projects" and 12 months and you'd get a decent yearly amount...
by Milos
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: StockFiNN Release and Scaling
Replies: 109
Views: 6301

Re: StockFiNN Release and Scaling

I am frankly shocked that ppl are willing to pay monthly subscriptions for some specific trained net with dubious and at best couple of Elo advantage over opensource/free alternatives that are popping up daily.
Ppl are sometimes really naive...
by Milos
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Which CPUs was used against Kramnik in 2002 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: Which CPUs was used against Kramnik in 2002 ?

I think it was an 8 processor system based on large cache Pentium III Xeons running at 900 MHz. Nothing like 2.4 GHz. It costed an arm and a leg, but the Sheik could probably afford it. Since Prestonia Xeon 2.0A (based on Nortwood architecture) was released in early 2002 and ran on 2GHz, I seriousl...
by Milos
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: NullMove(); - The Computer Chess Magazine (Covers)
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: NullMove(); - The Computer Chess Magazine (Covers)

The one on the right looks like Gisele Bundchen. Supermodels and chess, hehe, same kind of relation as baboons and chess. But of course if helps sore eyes of a computer chess geek. :lol: