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by royb
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Nnue engines for iOS?
Replies: 10
Views: 2514

Re: Nnue engines for iOS?

I believe by default, NNUE is used, and that drops the kn/sec dramatically (but still improves the playing strength all the same as that's what NNUE does). If you want, you can turn off NNUE and the kn/sec on my iPad jumps from about 600 Kn/s to 7000 Kn/sec at the opening position. That tells me tha...
by royb
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Nnue engines for iOS?
Replies: 10
Views: 2514

Re: Nnue engines for iOS?

ChessStudio is another IOS app that offers Stockfish NNUE as an engine and offers a relatively robust database capability as part of the package: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/chess-studio/id684224545 There is a lite version and a paid version ($2.99). I have no connection to this app - I am just a ...
by royb
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish LC0: 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 in TCEC
Replies: 6
Views: 1481

Re: Stockfish LC0: 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 in TCEC

Can Leela run on a single GPU? Would a system that runs Stockfish NNUE using a single CPU (multiple cores of course in today's world) with no dedicated GPU cost less than a system built for running Leela (assuming it is possible to have Leela run on a single CPU and a single GPU)? I am ignorant of G...
by royb
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Queens Gambit
Replies: 21
Views: 3286

Re: Queens Gambit

I am of a similar opinion of the Netflix series Queen's Gambit - my wife (not a chess player) and I both love it! It is so rare to have anything about chess on TV. It is even more rare to see people discussing chess somewhat intelligently, having the board set up properly (white square for h1, Queen...
by royb
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Arena 3.9 beta for Linux
Replies: 34
Views: 8393

Re: Arena 3.9 beta for Linux

I find the piece set used in Arena 3.10 beta (and 3.9 beta for that matter - they seem the same) to be rather low quality with lots of rough edges (visually) on the pieces. Is there a way to get Arena to use other piece sets? Merida 1 as used in SCID looks great - but I it does not seem to be compat...
by royb
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: These mobile engines play some really deep chess games.
Replies: 1
Views: 958

Re: These mobile engines play some really deep chess games.

Indeed. Long gone are the days when I struggled to find a program that could give me a challenging game. Smartphones have more than enough power and the software to soundly defeat any human in a match. Thank goodness for the ability to set these beasts to lower levels so that I can have a chance onc...
by royb
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: About stockfish's optimizing for bullet
Replies: 10
Views: 3512

Re: About stockfish's optimizing for bullet

I think they should move to standardise at a longer time control. At least give it a try. How can that be given a try? It would mean that vastly fewer tests can be run. Less tests does not mean less elo. I believe it is better to have less tests at longer time control in order to improve long time ...
by royb
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: benchmark new smartphones:
Replies: 294
Views: 129843

Re: benchmark new smartphones:

Decided I did not like the iPad Air screen ( too much wasted real estate for tv/movies), took it back and xchanged it for the iPad Pro 11" model. This is the best score, average is about 8300. Also, this is the 8 core CPU, iPad Air was just 6 cores. Mike - welcome to the club! I also have an iPad P...
by royb
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: benchmark new smartphones:
Replies: 294
Views: 129843

Re: benchmark new smartphones:

Decided I did not like the iPad Air screen ( too much wasted real estate for tv/movies), took it back and xchanged it for the iPad Pro 11" model. This is the best score, average is about 8300. Also, this is the 8 core CPU, iPad Air was just 6 cores. Mike - welcome to the club! I also have an iPad P...
by royb
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess Analysis, Linux and Python
Replies: 3
Views: 1543

Re: Chess Analysis, Linux and Python

I use SCID (http://scid.sourceforge.net/) to work with PGN game collections and analyze the games using Stockfish. It's not clear to me how you make use of Python to help analyze your games, so I cannot comment much other than to say that Python runs on Linux as it does on many platforms so in theor...