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by smatovic
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Beta - play chess via Blockchain - Singularity Net
Replies: 0
Views: 226

Beta - play chess via Blockchain - Singularity Net

Funny idea, its beta, and they offer a market for all kinds of AI services via their own Blockchain tech.

https://singnet.github.io/dnn-model-ser ... -zero.html

https://beta.singularitynet.io/SampleServices

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Srdja
by smatovic
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Google's bfloat for neural networks
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Google's bfloat for neural networks

I misread as "Google's bloat...", thought that Google open sourced yet another masterpiece :D So this bfloat16 is basically float where you throw away 16 bits worth of mantissa. Packing/unpacking from 32-bit float should be trivial, so probably clever, but hey only 7 bits of mantissa, is it really ...
by smatovic
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Google's bfloat for neural networks
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Google's bfloat for neural networks

Hehe, funny, Google started to use their own bfloat datatype in TPU gen 2 and gen 3 for neural networks, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bfloat16_floating-point_format https://www.nextplatform.com/2018/05/10/tearing-apart-googles-tpu-3-0-ai-coprocessor/ and now Intel starts to implement it in their ha...
by smatovic
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Best age for chess programming?
Replies: 9
Views: 847

Best age for chess programming?

Getting older I realise the advantage of programming experience versus the vitality of the youth.

But what do you think, in what age are computer chess programmers at their peak?

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Srdja

PS: it seems polls on this site are broken, maybe an admin can take a look at it?
by smatovic
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: stockfish 10 vs. Mephisto III S Glasgow
Replies: 40
Views: 1643

Re: stockfish 10 vs. Mephisto III S Glasgow

I agree, who knows how many alternative approaches lay in a drawer with dust
on it cos they were simply not competitive to the Elo tuned engines.
But hey, that is currently the way the competition goes...and regarding new
approaches - we got the first wave of competitive NN engines, w00t!

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Srdja
by smatovic
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: stockfish 10 vs. Mephisto III S Glasgow
Replies: 40
Views: 1643

Re: stockfish 10 vs. Mephisto III S Glasgow

Nobody forces you to participate in fruit fly races, or fruit flies on steroids. I am sure there are plenty of computer chess fans out there playing older engines, or dwelling in computer chess history, or curious about new kind of NN fruit flies. I am an amateur computer chess programmer, and in no...
by smatovic
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AMD questions
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: AMD questions

Thanks everybody for the comments. I was mostly concerned about AMD running to hot. I don't think I need to worry about it. Well, current Intel and AMD 16 core cpus produce more than 150 Watt thermal power under load. Therefore some people prefer an all in one water cooling solution, e.g. https://w...
by smatovic
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Using LC0 with one or two GPUs - a guide
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Using LC0 with one or two GPUs - a guide

You described a very interesting thing, but unfortunately there was one thing missing. He writes a lot about the GPU but you do not write about the CPU at all. As for running LC0 on CPU, i have too little experience to write on this topic, but maybe someone else can help out. Considerung the CPU fo...
by smatovic
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Using LC0 with one or two GPUs - a guide
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Using LC0 with one or two GPUs - a guide

Cos it came up repeatedly, here a short guide what to consider when using one or two gpus with LC0. Hardware: - CPU or GPU? LC0 uses neural networks for evaluation of chess positions, these are commpute and memory intensive, ideally for being accelerated by an gpu. To add an discrete gpu to your PC ...
by smatovic
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Bizon workstations
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Bizon workstations

w00t, the G500 looks really neat, 4way gpu water-cooling, finally i found a reason to save some money for.
Considering 50K for an Nvidia DGX workstation this is a real bargain, imo.

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Srdja