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by M ANSARI
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: SF+NNUE 16 cores aganst Stockfish-dev 16 cores and Leela
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: SF+NNUE 16 cores aganst Stockfish-dev 16 cores and Leela

If this score holds then things look like SF will be ahead even on 8 core against 2 x 2080Ti Lc0. Not sure if your network is the strongest network for SF NN but things are progressing so fast that in 2 to 4 weeks there will probably be some fast gains for SF NN and then things will stabilize. By th...
by M ANSARI
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Progress of Stockfish in 6 days
Replies: 45
Views: 2514

Re: Progress of Stockfish in 6 days

It is indeed incredible! Who would have thought that evaluation makes such a huge impact! So much for bean counting! I had always thought that a good evaluation was a shortcut to deep calculation, but never would have I imagined it to this level. The progress being made at closing the gap in speed b...
by M ANSARI
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: this will be the merge of a lifetime : SF 80 Elo+
Replies: 115
Views: 7485

Re: this will be the merge of a lifetime : SF 80 Elo+

I think the main reason for switching to Classical search and creating a hybrid has nothing to do with Classical evaluation being better ... just that it seems that with less pieces on the board depth of calculation makes a difference. If the classical evaluation runs 50% faster it can perform bette...
by M ANSARI
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sure no one here can beat this simple free smartphone engine!
Replies: 33
Views: 1595

Re: Sure no one here can beat this simple free smartphone engine!

I have the Chess.com application for Iphone and it estimates that on full power it rated 3000 ELO + with even one thread. On my Iphone it gives me the option of 3 threads. I am guessing this is probably a SF android version. If so, this would make it incredibly strong and I doubt even top GM's would...
by M ANSARI
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: this will be the merge of a lifetime : SF 80 Elo+
Replies: 115
Views: 7485

Re: When to check NNUE box

"The idea is to use NNUE only on quite balanced material positions." This was based on the fact that SF-NNUE searches much more slowly than classic SF on most hardware. But if one has fast hardware, so that SF-NNUE runs fast enough, then why not always use SF-NNUE? How is stockfish defining 'quite ...
by M ANSARI
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: this will be the merge of a lifetime : SF 80 Elo+
Replies: 115
Views: 7485

Re: this will be the merge of a lifetime : SF 80 Elo+

This makes sense but I don't think this is the optimal way to go about this. Of course in quiet positions 50% less nps is not as critical as in the endgame, but I believe even in the endgame the NN evaluation can have a better evaluation in many positions. At the moment this seems like a band aid fi...
by M ANSARI
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: this will be the merge of a lifetime : SF 80 Elo+
Replies: 115
Views: 7485

Re: this will be the merge of a lifetime : SF 80 Elo+

Is there anyway to run the NN evaluation on a programmable customized daughter card and get it to run faster or more efficiently? It is funny as everyone had been looking for a way to run Lc0 on GPU while having some sort of safety net to prevent Lc0 tactical weakness ... I guess using an AB engine ...
by M ANSARI
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Repository for Stockfish+NNUE Android Builds
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Repository for Stockfish+NNUE Android Builds

I think it is only a matter of time before SF NNUE becomes the actual SF as it seems it is much stronger. When that happens maybe there will be a switch of engines in the SF application for mobile. I am still not sure how the engines compare at the reduced hardware though, but theoretically it shoul...
by M ANSARI
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New chess rig
Replies: 64
Views: 2700

Re: New chess rig

It really sucks when you are building a system and it doesn't boot. Some things to check from experience are the following 1. Take mother board out of the box again and make sure no screws are loose under and maybe shorting something and re seat it making sure it goes in properly. Look at any marks ...
by M ANSARI
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish NNue [download ]
Replies: 19
Views: 1476

Re: Stockfish NNue [download ]

How do can you test the speed of the compile to see which compile is fastest on your system? Is there a console command?