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by towforce
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Next-Gen GPUs for LC0
Replies: 23
Views: 1793

Re: Next-Gen GPUs for LC0

Give in to the dark side, and suck power like a titanic inductor, screaming through a magnetar's magnetic field. Sure, you will eat one potato a day, but you will have beautiful chess. Which is more important? If it's not too inconvenient, it would be interesting for you to watch two computers, one...
by towforce
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Looking for intrinsic "least significant bit" on Visual Studio
Replies: 36
Views: 1430

Re: Looking for intrinsic "least significant bit" on Visual Studio

It looks like a language issue rather than visual studio. In C derived languages, it's normally something like:

b [0] = 0 != (v & 1);
b [1] = 0 != (v & 2);
b [2] = 0 != (v & 4);
b [3] = 0 != (v & 8);



etc.

Basically 0 != (v & Math.Pow(2, bitnumber))
by towforce
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess solved?
Replies: 265
Views: 16802

Re: Chess solved?

I have not been following this discussion properly but have you posted about why you believe we will very likely solve chess in the future with these new emergent patterns, if that is your claim? I cannot give you a straight answer, so I'll answer in parts and try to keep those parts understandable...
by towforce
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess solved?
Replies: 265
Views: 16802

Re: Chess solved?

From what's written in the paper, it's not going to be easy to disprove any of the above 3 points. However, I read the whole paper as carefully as I could, and, unless I missed it, there's actually no proof in there that in complex positions, it's impossible for rules to exist which can tell you qu...
by towforce
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Next-Gen GPUs for LC0
Replies: 23
Views: 1793

Re: Next-Gen GPUs for LC0

Where I live, they bring them to your home. I buy 20Kg bags for at most 20€, it's the flagship product around here (that and milk). So I have both expensive electricity and cheap potatoes. The power consumption of a single 3090 would probably be like one bag less a month. $5.47 for a 20 pound bag, ...
by towforce
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Next-Gen GPUs for LC0
Replies: 23
Views: 1793

Re: Next-Gen GPUs for LC0

Dann Corbit wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:11 pm
I would guess that the one that wins the most has 4000 Elo and the won that wins less is 3000 Elo.

Looks as though my edit to include "playing against itself" came too late. :cry:
by towforce
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Next-Gen GPUs for LC0
Replies: 23
Views: 1793

Re: Next-Gen GPUs for LC0

Give in to the dark side, and suck power like a titanic inductor, screaming through a magnetar's magnetic field. Sure, you will eat one potato a day, but you will have beautiful chess. Which is more important? If it's not too inconvenient, it would be interesting for you to watch two computers, one...
by towforce
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess solved?
Replies: 265
Views: 16802

Re: Chess solved?

I cannot properly understand this discussion but can you solve tic-tac-toe with your method and if so, is this easy to do ? I believe so. Still building... Here's a (hopefully) simplified version of discussion (which necessarily oversimplifies many aspects): * a relatively easy way to check whether...
by towforce
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Short Article With Complete NN Chess Training Procedure
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Short Article With Complete NN Chess Training Procedure

I was impressed by this article - link.

Despite only being a short article, it contains complete instructions for training TensorFlow with chess skill.

It's not perfect - but I've never seen chess skill training made this easy before! 8-)
by towforce
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess solved?
Replies: 265
Views: 16802

Re: Chess solved?

https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/3-540-10843-2_23.pdf Wow! What a read! :? That paper would actually make a good YouTube video - it would be much better with animated illustrations - though I cannot promise it would get a million hits. :cry: There are actually YouTubers getting large n...