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by Sesse
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Syzygy 7 piece Machine slow down
Replies: 10
Views: 1088

Re: Syzygy 7 piece Machine slow down

More RAM would help, and most likely, your SSD is also pretty slow. Failing that, you can ask to probe less often (increase SyzygyProbeDepth).
by Sesse
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 2049

Re: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?

jp wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:51 pm
That may be part of the confusion. Some commentators think it's run on a "university supercomputer".
That's just because people don't know what a supercomputer is.
Is NTNU interested in chess?
Nope.
by Sesse
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 2049

Re: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?

I think you simply have to +ask+ the guys who matter if you have a project potentially worthy of sponsorship. Yeah, the problem is figuring out who the guys who matter is, and how to get their ear :-) And we are talking +sesse+ here, „the Norwegian super computer“ that has been mentioned again and ...
by Sesse
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 2049

Re: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?

noobpwnftw wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:32 pm
I hope I'd live long enough to see Olympics played electronically. :D
Just measure genetics + some physical parameters and decide the winner? :-P
by Sesse
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 2049

Re: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?

zullil wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:04 pm
Not sure it matters. Start looking for chess-loving sheikh. :wink:
Pretty few sheikhs roaming the streets here in Norway, but I'll keep an eye out!
by Sesse
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 2049

Re: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?

lkaufman wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:25 pm
According to talkchess posts, Houdini was sponsored by an Arab Sheikh. I don't have any direct knowledge of that.
I thought that was Hydra.
by Sesse
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 2049

Re: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?

jp wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:54 pm
How did you get the existing server for Sesse?
Bought it, with my own money. That is, of course, the main plan unless something unexpected should happen.
by Sesse
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 2049

Does computer chess sponsorship exist?

Is there any record of people ever having received sponsorship for computer chess? I'm a year or so from buying a new server for analysis.sesse.net, and I know Intel (and probably also AMD) has a long tradition of throwing hardware at various people for research, gaming, etc.—but I've never heard of...
by Sesse
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Coverity Scan
Replies: 9
Views: 2014

Re: Coverity Scan

FWIW: it looks like c++17 still gives problems but with c++11 and below you'll be fine. It has huge problems with C++11, too. E.g., the latest version finally understands lock_guard<T>, but still not unique_lock<T>, so it produces tons of false positives around locking. I really want to like Coveri...
by Sesse
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: strategies for finding slowdows in lazy smp
Replies: 26
Views: 4038

Re: strategies for finding slowdows in lazy smp

jdart wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:20 pm
A profiler might also be helpful. You could try OProfile for Linux (http://oprofile.sourceforge.net/news/).
oprofile? Is this 1999? :-)

perf is really what you want these days; it has basically all the mindshare. If you want something more GUI-ish and commercial, there's stuff like VTune.