The Fate of Future WCCC's..??

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Re: The Fate of Future WCCC's..??

Post by rebel777 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:16 am

bob wrote: This event is a _lot_ bigger than just a couple of lazy programming teams. It has 35 years of history behind it that should _not_ be undone. The old WMCCC events were limited hardware. The WCCCs never were. Go back to the WMCCC event if you insist on uniform hardware and let the WCCC mean that the strongest computer chess players available are allowed to play.
100% agree. The WCCC is about the program that plays the game of chess best, hardware is just a needed part to establish that goal. To use a metaphor: The Olympics are about the athletics that are the best of the world, and although the achievement is the same, for those with less blessed hardware there is the Paralympics.

Ed

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Re: The Fate of Future WCCC's..??

Post by Marc Lacrosse » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:44 pm

rebel777 wrote:
bob wrote: This event is a _lot_ bigger than just a couple of lazy programming teams. It has 35 years of history behind it that should _not_ be undone. The old WMCCC events were limited hardware. The WCCCs never were. Go back to the WMCCC event if you insist on uniform hardware and let the WCCC mean that the strongest computer chess players available are allowed to play.
100% agree. The WCCC is about the program that plays the game of chess best, hardware is just a needed part to establish that goal. To use a metaphor: The Olympics are about the athletics that are the best of the world, and although the achievement is the same, for those with less blessed hardware there is the Paralympics.

Ed
Very nice Ed !

So we will have :

WCCC : computer chess, the real thing.

WCC-P : computer chess paralympics
(the one for those who fear unlimited conditions)

We could even subdivide :
WCC-P1 : maximum 8 cores
WCC-P2 : maximum one thread
WCC-P3 : no opening book
WCC-P4 : no 64 bits OS
...

Marc

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