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by smatovic
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?
Replies: 363
Views: 37277

Re: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

As far as I got it the M1 has 4 vector 128b NEON pipelines per Firestorm core: https://www.anandtech.com/show/16226/apple-silicon-m1-a14-deep-dive/2 can someone clarify how these are used for NNUE? Does SF utilize only one 128b pipeline, or can they be coupled to 512b? -- Srdja According to SF and ...
by smatovic
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Zeta with NNUE on GPU?
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Zeta with NNUE on GPU?

Followup: - I mixed up NNUE first layer INT16 and further INT8 weights, so the possible 4x inference speedup holds only if we assume 8-bit vector packed math on gpu. - I was not able to implement an efficient 8-bit 0x88 vector-based board representation on pen n paper, hence no 8-bit speedup for mov...
by smatovic
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?
Replies: 363
Views: 37277

Re: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

As far as I got it the M1 has 4 vector 128b NEON pipelines per Firestorm core:

https://www.anandtech.com/show/16226/ap ... eep-dive/2

can someone clarify how these are used for NNUE? Does SF utilize only one 128b pipeline, or can they be coupled to 512b?

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Srdja
by smatovic
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Fairy-Max and chess variants rules generalization question to HGM
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Fairy-Max and chess variants rules generalization question to HGM

mclane wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:03 am
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In the beginning it was less.
Maybe 1600-1750 Elo when the software was 16 kb size and hardware maximal 3.6 mhz.
Hehe, my favor - Video Chess from 1978 for the Atari VCS gaming system:

- 8-bit 6507@1.19 MHz
- 128 Bytes RAM
- 4 KB ROM cartridge

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Srdja
by smatovic
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?
Replies: 363
Views: 37277

Re: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

... Great points made!! I have to say also that many Apple users I come across in my work have tended to get very aggressive for the slightest criticism of their HW/SW on a personal kind-of level, so sometimes it feels like you have to walk on eggshells. It's not surprising to me scientific studies...
by smatovic
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Apple Silicon M1 for chess - Hardware and software issues and workarounds
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Apple Silicon M1 for chess - Hardware and software issues and workarounds

AlexChess wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:57 am
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Modern Times is right: not only CPU, but all components on the SOC and SSD are stressed with 91° Celsius FOR DAYS in a 15x15 cm box (fan increases from 1700 RPMs only when >90° :oops: )
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I killed one CPU-fan in my Thinkpad with chess eniges -> pro chess on pro workstations.

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Srdja
by smatovic
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Bongcloud Counter-Gambit: Hotbox Variation
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: Bongcloud Counter-Gambit: Hotbox Variation - ChessBase

Haha, ChessBase on the 'Bongcloud Attack' ;) "New: Arne Kaehler - The Discombobulating Bongcloud Attack " In the last couple of years, the Bongcloud Attack struck the chessworld by surprise. Even top Grandmasters like Magnus Carlsen or Hikaru Nakamura seem to want to play this nebulous opening more ...
by smatovic
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Zeta with NNUE on GPU?
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Zeta with NNUE on GPU?

I just looked up and AMD has the little Navi 24 in pipe, with 1024 or 1280
cores, 32 resp. 40 SIMD units, maybe I will give it a try when this gpu-price
madness settles...

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Srdja