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by Gary Internet
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: SPCC: Testrun of SFnnue sv200728_1104 finished
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: SPCC: Testrun of SFnnue sv200728_1104 finished

This has to be the end of an era that people have talked about. This is a real step change in strength gain for an engine that runs on CPU only. Stefan's words say more than mine could: AB-testrun of SFnnue sv200728_1104 (nodchip avx2-compile) finished. Another huge Elo-gain: +18 Elo to SFnnue sv200...
by Gary Internet
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: FGRL rating list, 10 min + 6 sec - 5. Ethereal 12.25, 6. SlowChess Blitz Classic 2.2
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: FGRL rating list, 10 min + 6 sec - 5. Ethereal 12.25, 6. SlowChess Blitz Classic 2.2

This is the update I've been waiting for. I love your 10+6 list it has the biggest head-to-head sample size out there apart from Stefan Pohl, but the games are still played at a slow enough time control that I could watch them. Anyway, I just thought I'd post a small snapshot of the head-to-head res...
by Gary Internet
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 64052

Re: New engine releases 2020

I have just read that the author plans to stop development of RubiChess on his github page. RubiChess was one of the few modern engine I liked, although I discovered it late. It could miss a hidden tactical possibility, but it had a good, reasonable evaluation, and its "ideas" -- if one can say tha...
by Gary Internet
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Just found a 55 elo bug in SlowChess 2.1
Replies: 26
Views: 2907

Re: Just found a 55 elo bug in SlowChess 2.1

As far as I know the 2.1 Linux version on the website works fine as multi-threaded engine but will try some more Linux testing to make sure. That's great news. I'd love to see version 2.2 playing at TCEC in Season 19 which won't start until some time in July, so you have plenty of time to fix bugs,...
by Gary Internet
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the oldest hardware when engines at GM level?
Replies: 29
Views: 2070

Re: what is the oldest hardware when engines at GM level?

https://www.chess.com/news/view/stockfish-challenge-jorden-van-foreest There's another example of what I'm talking about. Stockfish running on 72 threads. Even if that was "only" Stockfish 11, instead of the latest development version, it's a total joke. How many nodes per second will it be examini...
by Gary Internet
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Just found a 55 elo bug in SlowChess 2.1
Replies: 26
Views: 2907

Re: Just found a 55 elo bug in SlowChess 2.1

Brilliant news. Well done. You just need to ensure SlowChess can run on Linux on many threads and then you can start competing at TCEC and CCC. As you say, you should be competing with Xiphos 0.6 on a single thread, which is very nearly the same level as Fire 7.1 on a single thread.
by Gary Internet
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the oldest hardware when engines at GM level?
Replies: 29
Views: 2070

Re: what is the oldest hardware when engines at GM level?

This discussion on how strong is the latest software when it is made to run on the oldest/weakest/slowest/worst hardware that it's capable of running on is far more interesting than how the latest software performs when it's running on hardware that costs at least as much as a decent second hand car...
by Gary Internet
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New release: rofChade 2.3
Replies: 14
Views: 2271

Re: New release: rofChade 2.3

Question for Ronald. I'm watching Rofchade 2.217 play at TCEC in the Cup. How close is that version to the newly released 2.3?
by Gary Internet
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ccc13 finals
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: ccc13 finals

The final score for CCC13 finals was +19=174-7 to Lc0 at 15+5 time controls.

That's SF dev running on 90 threads (45 real cores with hyperthreading turned on) with 16 GB hash and Contempt 10.

Lc0 running on 4x whatever astronomically expensive GPU they're using.
by Gary Internet
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Fire 021819 is surprisingly strong
Replies: 8
Views: 1922

Re: Fire 021819 is surprisingly strong

I quite often wonder about the effects of small sample size and if they’re ever exaggerated. In TCEC Cup 2 (the old 43 core setup) Fire 011819 (which is only 1 month younger than the version you’re talking about) Played 8 games against Jonny 8.1. The score was +1=7-0 in favour of Fire. Hardly an ast...