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Re: New engine releases 2020

Post by connor_mcmonigle » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:02 pm

Gabor Szots wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:10 pm
Is there a way to know if the weights are loaded and used? BTW, why is that file so incredibly large?
That's a fair point. I'll add a generic compile as well. Outside of the engine going from producing random moves to playing reasonabe moves, there's no way to determine if the weights file has been loaded. In fact, for my Windows compiles, I can't seem to get the weights files to load at all for some reason. I'm going to keep investigating sorry about that. The weights file is so incredibly large as my NNUE implementation has a fair number of extra inputs and my model's weights are 32 bit floating point values which are between 2x and 4x the size of the 16 and 8 bit weights used by SF-NNUE.

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Re: New engine releases 2020

Post by Gerd Isenberg » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:00 pm

Interesting engine, worth an own thread.

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Alouette 0.1.3

Post by Roland Chastain » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:58 pm

A new version of Alouette is available.
  • Compatibility with c-chess-cli
  • Fixed castling generation
  • Improved Perf function
I would like to be sure that there are no more bugs, before trying to make the engine a bit stronger.
Qui trop embrasse mal étreint.

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Re: New engine releases 2020

Post by Gabor Szots » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:23 am

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Re: New engine releases 2020

Post by Guenther » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:39 am

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Re: New engine releases 2020

Post by No4b » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:54 am

Guenther wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:39 am
Stash 21.2
https://gitlab.com/mhouppin/stash-bot/-/releases

Drofa 2.0 soon to come
https://github.com/justNo4b/Drofa
I was about to post Drofa 2.0, but than have second thought about it.
I mostly worked on search during 1.0 -> 2.0 transition, and I must admit i looked a lot on Weiss as a reference. The price of it - some reductions techniques looks too much alike with it for me. So after some consideration, i decided to work on search some more (for instance tweak and tune LMR and LMP formulaes, add some extentions etc).
So my bet is Drofa 2.0 is still ~1 month away.

PS It seems as a good approach, todays Razozing tweak looks like giving ~+10 elo :D
PPS I`m happy that people here seems to be tracking Drofa progress :)

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Re: New engine releases 2020

Post by ydebilloez » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:57 am

A new release of Belofte is available. Version 2.0.6. This is a rewrite from scratch in C++ respecting UCI.
Tested on Windows/Linux/Mac in 32/64 bit.

You can set the algorithm used in UCI. Please note that current version is not yet respecting time-levels, only depth levels.
(Cutechess tc=inf depth=x)
https://sourceforge.net/projects/belofte/

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Re: New engine releases 2020

Post by Kieren Pearson » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:43 am

https://github.com/KierenP/Halogen/releases/tag/v8

It is with great pleasure I announce the release of Halogen 8. In late September, Halogen was added to the OpenBench framework. As a result, Halogen underwent one of its best months of development so far. In self testing, Halogen 8 is approximately 200 elo stronger than Halogen 7.

Halogen 8 features a larger neural network than was contained in Halogen 7, but due to improvements and optimisations runs significantly faster. The current network was trained using a private neural network trainer written in C by @AndyGrant. I can't thank Andrew enough for the work he has done to support the development of Halogen.

Estimated elo: 2800 CCRL blitz.

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Re: New engine releases 2020

Post by Gabor Szots » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:25 pm

Kieren Pearson wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:43 am
It is with great pleasure I announce the release of Halogen 8. In late September, Halogen was added to the OpenBench framework. As a result, Halogen underwent one of its best months of development so far. In self testing, Halogen 8 is approximately 200 elo stronger than Halogen 7.

Halogen 8 features a larger neural network than was contained in Halogen 7, but due to improvements and optimisations runs significantly faster.
Great news.
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Re: New engine releases 2020

Post by Guenther » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:48 am

not yet mentioned:

Stash 22.0
https://gitlab.com/mhouppin/stash-bot

MrBob 0.90
https://github.com/bobsquared/Mr_Bob_Chess

Eubos 1.1.4
https://github.com/cjbolt/EubosChess

Olithink 5.8.9 (permanently updated dev versions)
http://brausch.org/home/chess/

SF 20102823 (new nnue net since yesterday too!)
https://abrok.eu/stockfish/

Sapeli 1.94 (for now released in the Mayhem release folder - no idea if that remains this way)
https://github.com/SamuraiDangyo/mayhem/releases
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