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by APassionForCriminalJustic
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What happend to TCEC?
Replies: 156
Views: 28731

Re: What happend to TCEC?

Yes, they're still trying to come to a conclusion about game 17, which was supposed to be announced at the end of November . Unless I missed that, it never came. Nobody cares about that game. It is trivial, and I sure hope that they aren't somehow confused about how to proceed. TCEC is no longer ru...
by APassionForCriminalJustic
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AMD's Next-Gen Ryzen CPU Benchmarked Against Intel's Core i7
Replies: 30
Views: 6646

Re: AMD's Next-Gen Ryzen CPU Benchmarked Against Intel's Cor

or a 7 year old Mac Pro , running Windows 10 under Parallels That's at 12 threads, and hyperthreading doesn't make sense for chess. How much do you get with hyperthreading switched off at six threads? look again , two six core processors , with HT on it's 24 threads ,and your point is not necessair...
by APassionForCriminalJustic
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: FGRL 60 min + 15 sec Rating list - Stockfish 8
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Re: FGRL 60 min + 15 sec Rating list - Stockfish 8

JJJ wrote:That's mean Komodo improve more with more time control than the others two.
Yeah, that's why it failed to make it into TCEC's latest Superfinal? That long-time control myth is just that, a myth. Komodo's scaling advantage is also gone now. The engine is just weaker.
by APassionForCriminalJustic
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Some hyperthreading results
Replies: 42
Views: 11995

Re: Some hyperthreading results

Kai, By disabling turbo boost you are creating a more favorable setup for HT ON. It's as if the reserve CPU cycles (the "boost") are now available to the extra threads, making them more effective. However, leaving turbo boost ON, while disabling HT transfers that benefit to the physical CPUs. Fritz...
by APassionForCriminalJustic
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Some hyperthreading results
Replies: 42
Views: 11995

Re: Some hyperthreading results

Kai, By disabling turbo boost you are creating a more favorable setup for HT ON. It's as if the reserve CPU cycles (the "boost") are now available to the extra threads, making them more effective. However, leaving turbo boost ON, while disabling HT transfers that benefit to the physical CPUs. Fritz...
by APassionForCriminalJustic
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Differences of running Dual x 1 processor
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Re: Differences of running Dual x 1 processor

1) Efficiency ? 2) HT x no HT ? (I guess HT doesn´t improve an engine´s performance, am I wrong?) 3) Does memory impact the performance when running Dual-Xeons ? Please explain in simple terms what are the differences...because I´m not an engineer! :lol: Dual CPU requires communication over NUMA bu...
by APassionForCriminalJustic
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Syzygy tablebases
Replies: 33
Views: 6803

Re: Syzygy tablebases

But then... who is going to use those tablebases? Having them on HDD is only a bit more useful than probing the Lomonosov tables online. You need the WDL tables on SSD for them to be really useful (and ideally you should have a few hundred GB for caching them in RAM). The Samsung 850 EVO 4TB SSD co...
by APassionForCriminalJustic
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Syzygy tablebases
Replies: 33
Views: 6803

Re: Syzygy tablebases

But then... who is going to use those tablebases? Having them on HDD is only a bit more useful than probing the Lomonosov tables online. You need the WDL tables on SSD for them to be really useful (and ideally you should have a few hundred GB for caching them in RAM). The Samsung 850 EVO 4TB SSD co...
by APassionForCriminalJustic
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: SPCC: Testrun of Stockfish 161127 finished
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: SPCC: Testrun of Stockfish 161127 finished

To me it's not really -2 elo, because last time +5 elo seemed too much. So I m not surprised by your result. Stockfish dev is probably only +3 elo to Stockfish 8 so far, and that's mean Komodo has a little more time to catch it up. There have been a ton of green patches that have been applied since...
by APassionForCriminalJustic
Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: chessbase houdini is out but...
Replies: 12
Views: 3156

Re: chessbase houdini is out but...

styx wrote:There is something called "marketing" and they're referring to the TCEC Rapid results (Houdini won).
Yes but those informed understand that it meant nothing.