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Strongest chess event ever - TODAY

Post by Gian-Carlo Pascutto » Wed May 13, 2009 6:58 am

http://www.grappa.univ-lille3.fr/icga/t ... php?id=198

Deep Sjeng: 56 node cluster
Rybka: 54 node cluster
Shredder: 8 core 3.2Ghz Nehalem
Equinox: don't know, at least 8x 2.66Ghz Xeon

Timecontrol 60 + 10.

http://www.soloajedrez.com/wccc2009

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Post by swami » Wed May 13, 2009 7:04 am

Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:http://www.grappa.univ-lille3.fr/icga/t ... php?id=198

Deep Sjeng: 56 node cluster
Rybka: 54 node cluster
Shredder: 8 core 3.2Ghz Nehalem
Equinox: don't know, at least 8x 2.66Ghz Xeon

Timecontrol 60 + 10.

http://www.soloajedrez.com/wccc2009
Good luck! I predict that a lot of draws would happen between the strong hardware participants anyway :)

Wish we had more of these games for collection.

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Post by Joerg Oster » Wed May 13, 2009 7:51 am

Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:http://www.grappa.univ-lille3.fr/icga/t ... php?id=198

Deep Sjeng: 56 node cluster
Rybka: 54 node cluster
Shredder: 8 core 3.2Ghz Nehalem
Equinox: don't know, at least 8x 2.66Ghz Xeon

Timecontrol 60 + 10.

http://www.soloajedrez.com/wccc2009
Thx for the info.
When will the games start? And will there be a live transmission like for the main event?

Well, the website provides not much information, does it? (Or I'm not smart enough to find it...)

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Re: Strongest chess event ever - TODAY

Post by Edsel Apostol » Wed May 13, 2009 9:05 am

Why is it that there are only four participants as there seems to be a lot of protests before on having the hardware limit? They seem to be afraid of losing. For this reason I admire the author of Shredder for joining almost all major competitions I'm aware of without afraid of losing, unlike Fritz for example.

It would have been much better if there's a lot of other participants like Cluster Toga, Zappa, Thinker, Diep, Crafty, etc.. It would have been more exciting.

By the way, good luck . I'm cheering for Deep Sjeng on this one. Spoil the Rybka domination.

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Post by Gian-Carlo Pascutto » Wed May 13, 2009 9:07 am

Reportedly Joker and Pandix also join, unsure about their hardware.

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Post by Marc Lacrosse » Wed May 13, 2009 9:14 am

Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote: Deep Sjeng: 56 node cluster
Hi Giancarlo

Will there be a Cluster Sjeng version commercialised?

Thanks

Marc

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Post by Edsel Apostol » Wed May 13, 2009 9:21 am

Edsel Apostol wrote:Why is it that there are only four participants as there seems to be a lot of protests before on having the hardware limit? They seem to be afraid of losing. For this reason I admire the author of Shredder for joining almost all major competitions I'm aware of without afraid of losing, unlike Fritz for example.

It would have been much better if there's a lot of other participants like Cluster Toga, Zappa, Thinker, Diep, Crafty, etc.. It would have been more exciting.

By the way, good luck . I'm cheering for Deep Sjeng on this one. Spoil the Rybka domination.
Sjeng lost. This Rybka is a monster.

http://rybkaforum.net/cgi-bin/rybkaforu ... ?tid=10955

I'm curious to see the PGN with depth and score information for both sides.

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Re: Strongest chess event ever - TODAY

Post by Gian-Carlo Pascutto » Wed May 13, 2009 10:27 am

Marc Lacrosse wrote:
Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote: Deep Sjeng: 56 node cluster
Will there be a Cluster Sjeng version commercialised?
Hi Marc,

I plan to make this a feature of Deep Sjeng 4.0, yes. But I think there is still much work to do both on the engine and on clustering. It will be no point to be able to gain 150 ELO with a cluster if Rybka 4 is 200 ELO stronger.

(Well, there would be a point for me, but less so for customers)

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Re: Strongest chess event ever - TODAY

Post by jpqy » Wed May 13, 2009 10:32 am

Will a cluster version also use better the Threads like on a core i7 cpu?
core i7 = 4cores/8threads.

JP.

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Re: Strongest chess event ever - TODAY

Post by Gian-Carlo Pascutto » Wed May 13, 2009 10:54 am

jpqy wrote:Will a cluster version also use better the Threads like on a core i7 cpu?
core i7 = 4cores/8threads.

JP.
There might be some use for the fake processors to handle the communication with the clients.

But you cannot expect the actual program to get faster from HT. HT just splits up the real processors in half, so there is no real extra horsepower there to make use of, so to speak.

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