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by clumma
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Why is SF6 so much stronger?
Replies: 26
Views: 5543

Re: Why is SF6 so much stronger?

The apple falls down from the tree. In some sense we know why even so gravity is not fully understood. I'm not asking for Einstein or Newton. I would be very happy with Galileo. Probably lead devs do have a rough understanding of these things. They should publish something about it with each releas...
by clumma
Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Why is SF6 so much stronger?
Replies: 26
Views: 5543

Re: Why is SF6 so much stronger?

What is the distribution of Elo improvement over commits since version 5? All equal and small? If not, what did the main changes accomplish (SMP handling, fine tuning of parameters...)? If answer is fine tuning of parameters I would be surprised, since I expect this to yield diminishing returns by n...
by clumma
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Why is SF6 so much stronger?
Replies: 26
Views: 5543

Re: Why is SF6 so much stronger?

Yes, I know about the testing protocol. You also pointed me at the forum. Is this supposed to make me believe you know the answer to my question? There happens to be a thread, "+50 ELO, MY GOD", where a 50 Elo improvement is apparently attributed to a single change to the SMP logic. But SF6 is much ...
by clumma
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Why is SF6 so much stronger?
Replies: 26
Views: 5543

Re: Why is SF6 so much stronger?

Thanks for the link Dann, it gives slightly more information than github. Still nothing resembling an analysis of the improvement though.

-Carl
by clumma
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Why is SF6 so much stronger?
Replies: 26
Views: 5543

Why is SF6 so much stronger?

How did they make such a leap in one version? The code is available. Is the cause not understood? I looked here and on other forums, and didn't see discussion on this question.

-Carl
by clumma
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL 40/40, 40/4 and FRC lists updated (11th October 2014)
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: CCRL 40/40, 40/4 and FRC lists updated (11th October 201

Hi Graham,

The FRC list has not been updated since May. What does it mean, "only updated when a new engine or engine version is being/has been tested"?

Thanks,

-Carl