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by jhellis3
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 10 and 2nd Gen Ryzen Question
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Stockfish 10 and 2nd Gen Ryzen Question

On the command line just execute various versions followed by "bench"...

For your system, It will probably be the modern build.
by jhellis3
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 240
Views: 12747

Re: Alphazero news

Approaches like A0, given a black-box of 28 million floating numbers, which is neither perfect nor give much information on how it would come up with such evaluations, is more of a "yet another closed-source chess engine" scenario in practice, where you have to "understand" things by looking at it'...
by jhellis3
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 240
Views: 12747

Re: Alphazero news

Hand-crafting an eval function, what you really get form a project like Stockfish is the understanding of how to write code to make sense of all the aspects putting together in a way that is statistically sound in practice.. I agree in principle, that if one wants to learn how a human might attempt...
by jhellis3
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 240
Views: 12747

Re: Alphazero news

You may not have noticed; the end of that sentence is concluded with a period and not a question mark.

It is a rhetorical question, not an actual one.
by jhellis3
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 240
Views: 12747

Re: Alphazero news

Purposefully obtuse it is.

You are also confusing with the manner in which the eval is derived from its use, which I would wager is far more efficient (Elo / Watt) than any conventional engine.

And I did not ask anything.
by jhellis3
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 240
Views: 12747

Re: Alphazero news

Yes, it's brute force. And that's what it means to be inefficient. No. You either did not read what I wrote, misunderstood, or are being purposefully obtuse. TBs are brute force but they are hardly inefficient when compared to a human trying to write a 100% perfect endgame eval function for 7 piece...
by jhellis3
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 240
Views: 12747

Re: Alphazero news

Brute-forcing of those 28 million parameters of a evaluation function in a black-box style is neither efficient nor intelligent. Actually, I would have to disagree with this. Yes, it is "brute forcing" an eval. TBs are brute forced evals and people find plenty of value in them. Ever increasing thre...
by jhellis3
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Advice regarding specs for new DTR computer
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: Advice regarding specs for new DTR computer

Good lord, not enough enough braincells to realize. Garbage.
by jhellis3
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Advice regarding specs for new DTR computer
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: Advice regarding specs for new DTR computer

They switched from GF to TSMC because of it,
Nvidia uses TSMC ydb.
by jhellis3
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Advice regarding specs for new DTR computer
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: Advice regarding specs for new DTR computer

Your instincts are right: wait for 7nm hardware.

I would focus on the best GPU over CPU, but that's just me....