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by Modern Times
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are Free Antivirus any good for your Computer?
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Are Free Antivirus any good for your Computer?

Windows Defender is bundled with Windows now. That is probably all you need. Yes, that is what I rely on. Over the years I've had various free products but at the end of the day Defender is sufficient for me, and is all I've ever used with Windows 10. If I had an older version of Windows then the s...
by Modern Times
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases & news 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 2487

Re: New engine releases & news 2021

Dumb 1.7 https://github.com/abulmo/Dumb/ Is anyone able to make a Windows compile for this ? The link above only has Linux. I'd be running it on an AMD FX8350, which has popcnt and SSE4.2 and SSE4a support, but not AVX2 or BMI2. Thanks. Try this one. Not my own compile but may be it will work: http...
by Modern Times
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases & news 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 2487

Re: New engine releases & news 2021

Guenther wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:51 pm
Dumb 1.7
https://github.com/abulmo/Dumb/
Is anyone able to make a Windows compile for this ? The link above only has Linux. I'd be running it on an AMD FX8350, which has popcnt and SSE4.2 and SSE4a support, but not AVX2 or BMI2. Thanks.
by Modern Times
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: SlowChess Blitz Classic 2.0
Replies: 83
Views: 21407

Re: SlowChess Blitz Classic 2.0

jonkr wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:59 am

Udpate On FRC play :

I ran some more testing and in FRC 2.5 was weaker than 2.4 even with AVX. (Although standard it was still 40+ elo stronger, really shows how specific neural nets can be.)
Thanks, I'll stick to 2.4 for FRC.
by Modern Times
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: SlowChess Blitz Classic 2.0
Replies: 83
Views: 21407

Re: SlowChess Blitz Classic 2.0

SlowChess Blitz 2.5 is now available at https://www.3dkingdoms.com/chess/slow.htm On the minus side requires AVX2 for strongest play struggles in Chess960 variant (can't recommend it over 2.4) Thanks, I'm overdue to update SlowChess on the CCRL FRC list - current version there is 2.2 My usual hardw...
by Modern Times
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases & news 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 2487

Re: New engine releases & news 2021

Guenther wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:51 pm
Dumb 1.7
https://github.com/abulmo/Dumb/

Windows exes ? Only a Linux one there.

https://github.com/abulmo/Dumb/releases/tag/1.7
by Modern Times
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CCC has serious hardware update!
Replies: 107
Views: 3671

Re: CCC has serious hardware update!

the_real_greco wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:49 pm

From what I can tell, the advantage of having huge hardware is to maintain quality of play, while having games that don't take all day.
Totally agree !
by Modern Times
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CCC has serious hardware update!
Replies: 107
Views: 3671

Re: CCC has serious hardware update!

Dann Corbit wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:43 pm
Despite the big advantage for SF over LC0, I predict LC0 will leapfrog SF within a year or two due to the new AMD architecture.
Yes interesting times ahead, Lc0 is not out for the count just yet.
by Modern Times
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CCC has serious hardware update!
Replies: 107
Views: 3671

Re: CCC has serious hardware update!

CPUs: 2 x AMD EPYC 7H12 GPU: 2x A100 (40 GB GPU memory) Cores: 256 cores (128 physical) RAM: 512GB DIMM DDR4 2933 MHz (0.3 ns) SSD: 2x Micron 5210 MTFD (2TB) in RAID1 OS: CentOS 8 What's TCEC answer :) ? Why do they need to answer. Both have massive hardware. Will it change any results. If you noti...