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by mhull
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Scientific American article on Computer Chess
Replies: 52
Views: 10624

Re: Scientific American article on Computer Chess

I think that by definition the human brain cannot fully understand how it works. This was famously the opinion of kurt Gödel. If the human brain can understand how it works then if you tell me to choose a number(1 or 2) than I can have an algorithm to calculate exactly if I choose 1 or 2. There may...
by mhull
Thu May 18, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: HP Enterprise unveils The Machine, with 160 TB of memory
Replies: 14
Views: 3789

Re: HP Enterprise unveils The Machine, with 160 TB of memory

Some big tablebases at sight! :-) https://venturebeat.com/2017/05/16/hp-enterprise-unveils-single-memory-160-terabyte-computer-the-machine/ This is just a prototype that uses SDRAM to simulate the proposed memory fabric. Production systems will ship with hundreds of petabytes installed, out-ot-the-...
by mhull
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: TPU's ........ Tensor Processing Unit
Replies: 3
Views: 1645

Re: TPU's ........ Tensor Processing Unit

I don't even know if it is applicable for chess . I was hoping one of our resident experts would comment ......... Maybe they are going to build Neural Network chips ?? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensor_processing_unit 8-bit architecture. This is for artificial neural nets. They do not require m...
by mhull
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: building for Android
Replies: 25
Views: 5312

Re: building for Android

I have put some effort recently into getting Arasan to run on Android. I know Jim Ablett among others have been able to build and run it on Android in the past but the makefile I distribute doesn't support cross-compilation, so I am trying to fix that. So far I have only been trying this on a Linux...
by mhull
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish scaling - which cpu equals carlsen level
Replies: 12
Views: 3027

Re: Stockfish scaling - which cpu equals carlsen level

As per title. Assuming sf9 dev running on 100 Kn/s is apprixmately equal to 2830 level? I think it is one of those "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" things. The Elo of chess engines comes from a different pool (there is very little cross pollination between the groups) so the real m...
by mhull
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish scaling - which cpu equals carlsen level
Replies: 12
Views: 3027

Re: Stockfish scaling - which cpu equals carlsen level

As per title. Assuming sf9 dev running on 100 Kn/s is apprixmately equal to 2830 level? I think it is one of those "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" things. The Elo of chess engines comes from a different pool (there is very little cross pollination between the groups) so the real m...
by mhull
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish scaling - which cpu equals carlsen level
Replies: 12
Views: 3027

Re: Stockfish scaling - which cpu equals carlsen level

As per title. Assuming sf9 dev running on 100 Kn/s is apprixmately equal to 2830 level? I think it is one of those "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" things. The Elo of chess engines comes from a different pool (there is very little cross pollination between the groups) so the real m...
by mhull
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms work
Replies: 10
Views: 2366

Re: No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms wor

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604087/the-dark-secret-at-the-heart-of-ai/ This has been an issue from the very beginning with respect to artificial neural networks. They find patterns in training data but the programmer doesn't necessarily have any idea what the salient features of the training...
by mhull
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: cfish logging?
Replies: 13
Views: 972

Re: cfish logging?

I actually took a crack at it, but I do not know the Cfish data structures well enough to create a correct representation of the data (IOW, my try did not work). #include <assert.h> #include <string.h> #include <ctype.h> #include "bitboard.h" #include "material.h" #include "misc.h" #include "movege...
by mhull
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: cfish logging?
Replies: 13
Views: 972

cfish logging?

I'm running cfish from a linux console using polyglot as a CLI. I'd like to create a log of each game that includes score/PV/nodes/NPS and moves played. (The polyglot log used for debugging purposes would be way too much logging.) What would be the appropriate incantations either for command line (p...