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by Albert Silver
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: buying a new computer
Replies: 280
Views: 44610

Re: buying a new computer

Watch for Black Friday prices on the second gen chips too. Last November I picked up a brand new 16-core first gen TR (1950x) for $405 from Newegg. how much slower than a second gen TR? Not twice as slow. When I bought it, the new 2950x was retailing for $700, boasting speed improvements of 0.2GHz....
by Albert Silver
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: buying a new computer
Replies: 280
Views: 44610

Re: buying a new computer

Without a doubt, those prices are low. But even at double the price, they are a better buy. The 3950 is $700 so the 24 core price might not be too far off (I expect $800 or more) The current (gen 2) 32 core threadripper is $1800 for the 32 core version. So I would expect a little more for the gen3,...
by Albert Silver
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 15656

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

You cannot beat anyone. You cannot even compete. You have not written any engine, and you would not even do how to do it. I could if I wanted (my first effort was stronger than Ruffian 1.0.5, wasn't that stronger than your Joker?) But if I did it with an engine that wasn't stronger than Stockfish, ...
by Albert Silver
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: buying a new computer
Replies: 280
Views: 44610

Re: buying a new computer

I think to buy a new computer and I wonder what is the elo of stockfish and lc0 for different prices of hardware. Is there a table for comparison that give price and elo estimate for both? Me too - but you want to wait for this to come out in the fall.. https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/13495867...
by Albert Silver
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ferret 1.00 v258 - program from 1995
Replies: 36
Views: 6587

Re: Ferret 1.00 v258 - program from 1995

Bruce was working with Convetka to make a commercial version. The project never got completed. Yes, it was somewhere between Fritz 5 and Fritz 6 strength, the two kings of the time. Like them, it was an incredibly fast engine that compensated many of its positional flaws by simply outcalculating it...
by Albert Silver
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Summer time - how does your PC cooling solution perform?
Replies: 11
Views: 1792

Re: Summer time - how does your PC cooling solution perform?

As the title says, it is summer time in the northern sphere, so can you still run your gear under full load with temperatures >30°C? Wonder how dual GPU setups are doing... -- Srdja PS: srdja@ubuntu:~$ top top - 21:44:48 up 14:13, 1 user, load average: 0,45, 0,41, 0,22 Tasks: 248 total, 1 running, ...
by Albert Silver
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Leela Nets for Human Training and "Style"
Replies: 46
Views: 5942

Re: Leela Nets for Human Training and "Style"

While I can understand not repeating the position in a test suite, I would still include it. The reason is that the openings would be precisely where a player like Fischer would make the most thought out decisions. His predilection for the Ruy, for 1.e4, for the Najdorf are all a part of his style ...
by Albert Silver
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alpha Zero vs. Leela Zero
Replies: 8
Views: 2041

Re: Alpha Zero vs. Leela Zero

If Leela had access to the same number of games for training as Alpha Zero did then would it be as strong as the Alpha Zero on comparable hardware (something that matches 4 tpu)? Leela has had far more in every one of its runs. The current Leela that played and defeated Stockfish in TCEC was traine...
by Albert Silver
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Leela Nets for Human Training and "Style"
Replies: 46
Views: 5942

Re: Leela Nets for Human Training and "Style"

One simple and automatic way is thru personality. Example Fischer, collect positions (with some criteria) where Fischer is to move, make it as a test suite where the bm in the epd is Fischer's move in the actual game, then measure the engine's performance by counting how many moves match the bm in ...
by Albert Silver
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Leela Nets for Human Training and "Style"
Replies: 46
Views: 5942

Re: Leela Nets for Human Training and "Style"

One simple and automatic way is thru personality. Example Fischer, collect positions (with some criteria) where Fischer is to move, make it as a test suite where the bm in the epd is Fischer's move in the actual game, then measure the engine's performance by counting how many moves match the bm in ...