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by Sesse
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 3733

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: 3733

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: 3733

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: 3733

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: 3733

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: 3733

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: 2666

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: 5112

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.
by Sesse
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Prefetch and Threading
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Re: Prefetch and Threading

I tried prefetch for TT in Stockfish at some point, and couldn't measure a gain. As you say, the prefetch is really only effective if you can issue the prefetch some time before the actual access.
by Sesse
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Elo World, a framework forbenchmarking weak chess engines
Replies: 9
Views: 3459

Re: Elo World, a framework forbenchmarking weak chess engines

It is a joke you guys. If it helps, read the last page: "The author would also like to thank the anonymous referees of the Special Interest Group on Bafflingly Overdone Ventures In Chess journal for their careful reviews." It's a SIGBOVIK paper; SIGBOVIK is a joke conference. But Tom7 frequently su...