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by noobpwnftw
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: What the heck happens here?
Replies: 12
Views: 677

Re: What the heck happens here?

It's quite straightforward: The learning target of those NNs are to fit the outcomes of a one-node evaluation to a multi-node search. In essence, they don't learn chess, they learn how to produce the most statistical fitting outcome of a defined way of search. In turn, with chess rules applied, this...
by noobpwnftw
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Congrats the Komodo Team
Replies: 32
Views: 1516

Re: Congrats the Komodo Team

I think I need to do some more programming to take advantage of an 8 NUMA node machine. All those cores trying to access memory requires more speical memory management, so we will work on it. Komodo was getting about 70-90 million nps for much of the positions, but faster in endgames. With some wor...
by noobpwnftw
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish Wins Chess Com Engines Champs9!
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Stockfish Wins Chess Com Engines Champs9!

I have heard that hand-crafted evaluation functions are a way of the past and had introduced bias beyond redemption.
by noobpwnftw
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Congrats the Komodo Team
Replies: 32
Views: 1516

Re: Congrats the Komodo Team

While the rest of the cores on the machine were probably kibitzing TCEC during the event. I think top tier teams should be strong enough to overcome those minor hardware differences. :D So Komodo was running on one of your machines? The one that gave 431.403.814 nps for asmfish? http://www.ipmanche...
by noobpwnftw
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Congrats the Komodo Team
Replies: 32
Views: 1516

Re: Congrats the Komodo Team

While the rest of the cores on the machine were probably kibitzing TCEC during the event. I think top tier teams should be strong enough to overcome those minor hardware differences. :D So Komodo was running on one of your machines? The one that gave 431.403.814 nps for asmfish? http://www.ipmanche...
by noobpwnftw
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Congrats the Komodo Team
Replies: 32
Views: 1516

Re: Congrats the Komodo Team

While the rest of the cores on the machine were probably kibitzing TCEC during the event.

I think top tier teams should be strong enough to overcome those minor hardware differences. :D
by noobpwnftw
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 961

Re: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?

Why on earth would any chip maker sponsor a chess kibitzer when they have a handful of eSports to go with, the audience would be in magnitudes and when they can simply mail out checks saving the trouble of assembling a whole system by themselves and have it delivered? I think you'd get better chance...
by noobpwnftw
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 961

Re: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?

MikeB wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:45 pm
why I say FR? It will eventually replace ID cards, credit cards etc.
I hope I'd live long enough to see Olympics played electronically. :D
by noobpwnftw
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 6850

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

hgm wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:15 am
It is very questionable whether the best engine developers (programmers and book builders) aren't all at WCCC anyway.
And maybe in a few years from now, having people to know there is such a thing would be an achievement.
by noobpwnftw
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Database snapshot
Replies: 76
Views: 6189

Re: Database snapshot

Thanks for making the nice web interface, and thanks to noobpwnftw for building the database. Agreed. Who is to say that minmax is better than this scoring, ... Not sure what "better" might mean, but minimax scoring at least has the comforting (to me) property that scores remain constant along any ...