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by Leo
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: IN 100 games if SF reaches 51 in TCEC it should be stopped
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

Re: IN 100 games if SF reaches 51 in TCEC it should be stopped

And then theres the people that say you need thousands of games to determine a superior engine. I agree that there is a big difference between LCOs blunders and SFs blunders. I thought that SF would never win another super final. I am glad it is back on top.
by Leo
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: IN 100 games if SF reaches 51 in TCEC it should be stopped
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

Re: IN 100 games if SF reaches 51 in TCEC it should be stopped

What has SF done to improve so much? I am really surprised.
by Leo
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: IN 100 games if SF reaches 51 in TCEC it should be stopped
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

Re: IN 100 games if SF reaches 51 in TCEC it should be stopped

I do not know if it was luck that AllieStein v0.5-dev_7b41f8c-n11 got a better score than LCO but AS did NOT do as good as LCO against Stockfish 19092522, probably next time around Alliestein with an update might be as strong as Stockfish, unless there is something better than RTX 2080 waiting arou...
by Leo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Honey-X5i and Crystal-Honey-X5i Dual Release!
Replies: 17
Views: 2356

Re: Honey-X5i and Crystal-Honey-X5i Dual Release!

Honey is the latest version of the McBrain-McCain branches of Stockfish. Those branches were specifically coded to be useful in analysis of chess positions, with improvements that would allow it to find the best moves before Stockfish dev, other branches, or by using MultiPV internally (called the ...
by Leo
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Honey-X5i and Crystal-Honey-X5i Dual Release!
Replies: 17
Views: 2356

Re: Honey-X5i and Crystal-Honey-X5i Dual Release!

Honey X5i Crystal-Honey X5i Binaries of all flavors are towards the bottom of each release page, will add more notes in few days headed to my nephew's a wedding at the shore for tomorrow! One important note - ALL weaker levels ( play b y Elo or adaptive play) should be used with ONLY one core or th...
by Leo
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: buying a new computer
Replies: 259
Views: 29346

Re: buying a new computer

I would stay away from the 2060's because they only have 6GB of VRAM. The 2060 Supers all have 8gb of VRAM as far as I know. I would also stay away from reference design cards. Best to check reviews of the thermal performance of any card you select as this can be an issue in dual card configuration...
by Leo
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Google's secret computer?
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

Re: Google's secret computer?

emre is on my block list for some reason.
by Leo
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Google's secret computer?
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

Re: Google's secret computer?

For the fastest machines around, the top two are at Oak Ridge Lab and Lawrence Livermore Labs. The NEXT two are in China... That is when you count flops, the top two use a bunch of NVidia GV100 racks, maybe nice for a NN engine. The new Chinese Tianhe-3 will be operational next year and is going to...
by Leo
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Threadripper Custom Build - feedback wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 1105

Re: Threadripper Custom Build - feedback wanted

It sounds like a lot of fun. What are you going to do with it? With an Alpha Beta engine there are questions about its ability to use 32 cores. Do NNs use 32 cores? What about getting a 16 core using Hyper threading and save some money. Threadrippers come with 64x PCIe lanes, so you can run 4x GPUs...
by Leo
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Locock Gambit
Replies: 8
Views: 848

Re: Locock Gambit

I play that in blitz games if I don't care if I win or not.