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by jorose
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Lc0 41873 Ratings Run 2080ti.
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: Lc0 41873 Ratings Run 2080ti.

Looking good! Especially the results vs Ethereal and Fizbo look impressive.

Might I enquire about the interesting choice of time control? Not a point of critique, just haven't seen something like it before.
by jorose
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Best age for chess programming?
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: Best age for chess programming?

Enough time to be an experienced programmer but young enough to have the energy and not taken too much damage from good wine. Do you really think the "good wine" has a negative effect, or is it just the effect of getting older? (Do you have N=1 experience to draw upon?) Actually I have N=0 experien...
by jorose
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Best age for chess programming?
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: Best age for chess programming?

Somehow the poll isn't taking my vote, but in my opinion best age for chess programming according to your options is definitely 60+ on your scale, but I am not sure what is second. Main reasons being that after you retire you can spend as much time on it as you'd like and after you retire I also thi...
by jorose
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Lc0 Wins Free Engine Tournament, 15m/40
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Lc0 Wins Free Engine Tournament, 15m/40

I hope when you say default settings you just forgot to mention hash table size. The UCI protocol specifies the following [...] the engine should use a very small hash first as default. In other words, the engines following protocol correctly could be significantly handicapped if you stick to defaul...
by jorose
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Bizon workstations
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: Bizon workstations

BIZON offers discounts to academic institutions and students. Contact us for details.
That's probably why the academic institutions did business with them, because they didn't pay the same prices.
by jorose
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: The Red Jewel 4CPU
Replies: 34
Views: 2040

Re: The Red Jewel 4CPU

Congrats to Rubi, impressive performance! Thank you Graham for organizing this! It was quite the rollercoaster for Winter, finishing really strong after a fairly abysmal first half of the event. I had a lot of fun following the event and chatting with the others.
by jorose
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Chess programming C++
Replies: 15
Views: 2351

Re: Chess programming C++

Definitely take a look at Andrew Grant's Ethereal. It is written in C, not C++, but the code is fairly straightforward and it is some of the cleanest and most well commented code I am aware of. Stockfish also has a lot of good comments and is in C++, but I find it a bit more difficult to follow as i...
by jorose
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: THE SSDF RATING LIST 2019-02-28
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: THE SSDF RATING LIST 2019-02-28

Money is always an issue with computer testing !! They don't need to be £500 RTX, you can go lower than that. The problem with going lower is that the other engines will be using superior hardware, which does not make it fair to test LCZero or other NN engines against Stockfish or Komodo, [...] I s...
by jorose
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL 40/40, 40/4 and FRC lists updated (23rd February 2019)
Replies: 24
Views: 1131

Re: CCRL 40/40, 40/4 and FRC lists updated (23rd February 2019)

For the most part, I believe CCRL currently uses actual time controls closer to 40/20 rather than 40/40 due to the huge advancements made in CPU hardware. A modern quad core at 40/20 would be comparable to a 1050 at 40/20 because even though both pieces of hardware are much newer than the Athlon 46...
by jorose
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL 40/40, 40/4 and FRC lists updated (23rd February 2019)
Replies: 24
Views: 1131

Re: CCRL 40/40, 40/4 and FRC lists updated (23rd February 2019)

Possible suggestion: The GTX 1050 has a low TDP doesn't use any additional PCI-E power connectors so it would probably be an easy upgrade for most of your existing systems (as long as they're not laptops). In the UK, it's priced very similarly to a modern quad core (the i3 8100 costs £113, the 1050...