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by gonzochess75
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Allie v0.5 released
Replies: 9
Views: 2093

Allie v0.5 released

Hi All,

Just released v0.5 of Allie which is essentially the same version that played in TCEC sufi. Here is the link: https://github.com/manyoso/allie/releases/tag/v0.5

Cheers.
by gonzochess75
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules
Replies: 92
Views: 10657

Re: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules

So for the record, you agree that the lc0 cuDNN/CUDA backend is a very critical part to the strength of an NN-engine? I think I've been very clear and said *numerous times* that the cudann backend is a very important critical piece of code...But to be very clear, the sentiment I was relating above ...
by gonzochess75
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules
Replies: 92
Views: 10657

Re: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules

one of the top Leela devs told me Ankan is the most important person in the project and although he spent little time contributing, his code is really critical as noone else knows to code for GPU, and without him cuda backend wouldn't probably happen . So for the record, you agree that the lc0 cuDN...
by gonzochess75
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules
Replies: 92
Views: 10657

Re: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules

Since Allie has been playing in the tournaments I have asked Ankan and he has said - most recently yesterday - that he is happy that Allie is using his cudann backend code and wished congratulations of success in TCEC. I’m sorry, the NVIDIA employee who contributed the CUDA code in the first place ...
by gonzochess75
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Allie for macOS?
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Allie for macOS?

It is possible, but I have never tried it. The makefile's would most likely need to be modified to do it. The only one who has successfully built/used the CPU backend is me I'm afraid. And where is that makefile - I have looked for it and cannot find it. The qmake files end in .pro and .pri. Those ...
by gonzochess75
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules
Replies: 92
Views: 10657

Re: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules

If you agree with the above, then you need to have something in place to make sure engines are "different". It's not as big a deal when you just have a couple duplicates like with Lc0 and DeusX, and I don't have an issue with different groups that are trying different approaches, but when you can t...
by gonzochess75
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Allie for macOS?
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Allie for macOS?

It is possible, but I have never tried it. The makefile's would most likely need to be modified to do it. The only one who has successfully built/used the CPU backend is me I'm afraid.
by gonzochess75
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules
Replies: 92
Views: 10657

Re: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules

Back to the idea of source code similarity. I had another thought, unrelated to what I wrote above (also from the doc!). When there is a question whether engine X borrowed something essential from Y, one should ask opinion from Y’s authors in any case. It’s weird that this didn’t happen (neither wi...
by gonzochess75
Fri May 31, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New release of Allie v0.4
Replies: 13
Views: 3423

Re: New release of Allie v0.4

I am really hoping to have a CPU only option available in the next release... sorry.
by gonzochess75
Fri May 31, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New release of Allie v0.4
Replies: 13
Views: 3423

New release of Allie v0.4

This is version 0.4 of Allie. Some of the new things in this release: * Introducing Minimax Monte Carlo hybrid search * Extensive changes to time management * Many speed improvements * Changes to the way nodes, nps, tbhits, and other info is reported * Support for Chess960 * This release is substant...