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by Milos
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: If you could buy any single CPU system for chess . . .
Replies: 32
Views: 1278

Re: If you could buy any single CPU system for chess . . .

tpoppins wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:28 pm
How do you know it's not $5,000 in Minnesota?
Sure it is, if Minnesota is some island in the maria on the Moon. :lol:
by Milos
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess.com 2018 computer chess championship
Replies: 223
Views: 15555

Re: Chess.com 2018 computer chess championship

They need to implement tablebase adjudication for this tournament to cut down o the number of times we end up watching engines messing about for 100+ moves of pointless crap. At least 6 man if not 7 man adjudication The problem is Lc0 is really bad at endgames. I know Alpha Zero adjudicated the gam...
by Milos
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: If you could buy any single CPU system for chess . . .
Replies: 32
Views: 1278

Re: If you could buy any single CPU system for chess . . .

Leo wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:44 pm
ouachita wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:19 pm
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX might be the way to go.
It does. Its about $5,000.
What the hell are you talking about 2990WX is $1750. With the board, memory, case and everything it is still well below $3000.
by Milos
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess.com 2018 computer chess championship
Replies: 223
Views: 15555

Re: Chess.com 2018 computer chess championship

They need to implement tablebase adjudication for this tournament to cut down o the number of times we end up watching engines messing about for 100+ moves of pointless crap. At least 6 man if not 7 man adjudication The problem is Lc0 is really bad at endgames. I know Alpha Zero adjudicated the gam...
by Milos
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 2080 Ti
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: 2080 Ti

Nvidia are claiming tensor can process FP16, which is quite a big deal. If it can’t be used it’s useless. Different sites are claiming very different numbers. I just want to find out how fast the card really is for Lc0. First you have to understand what tensor cores are. They process with mixed pre...
by Milos
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess.com 2018 computer chess championship
Replies: 223
Views: 15555

Re: Chess.com 2018 computer chess championship

That jump assumes that all engines have NUMA support. It is my understanding that only Stockfish, Houdini, Texel, and Ethereal have such support. I'm tempted to add Komodo into that too, based on some chats with Mark, but I don't know that first hand. Adding NUMA support is pretty trivial. I can't ...
by Milos
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 2080 Ti
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: 2080 Ti

Nvidia are claiming tensor can process FP16, which is quite a big deal. If it can’t be used it’s useless. Different sites are claiming very different numbers. I just want to find out how fast the card really is for Lc0. First you have to understand what tensor cores are. They process with mixed pre...
by Milos
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 2080 Ti
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: 2080 Ti

Oh horrors. I was hoping given the 2080 Ti's vast CUDA core count and impressive Tensor core numbers (almost as good as the Titan V) this thing was going to be a monster for Lc0 with some very impressive FP16 performance. However, it seems that although it will be fast at FP32, it's FP16 performanc...
by Milos
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: LC0 v0.17.0 Net 11261 + 11 Top Engines - ponder on
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: LC0 v0.17.0 Net 11261 + 11 Top Engines - ponder on

Is i7 broken - only one core? In CCCC LCO is weaker than Fire 7.1 case closed :) . CCCC is not reliable, because there are no conditions for fair testing at the moment Ofc that conditions are not fair, A/B engines are using crippled system with HT and pondering whose AMD equivalent costs less than ...
by Milos
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: If you could buy any single CPU system for chess . . .
Replies: 32
Views: 1278

Re: If you could buy any single CPU system for chess . . .

For correspondence you'd want one of the higher end CPUs: the 16- or 18-core Intel i9 chips or the Ryzen 2990WX. The Intel i9-7960X is about even with the 2990WX according to Passmark scores. These chips are really amazingly powerful for a desktop processor. Somewhat pricey though. --Jon Passmark s...