[Computer-go] Many Faces vs. Tromp

steve uurtamo uurtamo at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 09:24:17 PDT 2010


i am going to assume that donated hardware violates the spirit of "the
best hardware under $5000", correct?

s.

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 12:17 PM, David Fotland <fotland at smart-games.com> wrote:
> I can confirm that John was playing a version running on a 4-core 2.2 GHz,
> Core2 Quad.  The engine had a few minor changes since Kanazawa, but no
> significant changes in strength.
>
> Your best chance would be to get the biggest SMP machine you can.  Many
> Faces' cluster code is broken, and there is no guarantee I can fix it before
> the end of the year.
>
> Regards,
>
> David
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: computer-go-bounces at dvandva.org [mailto:computer-go-
>> bounces at dvandva.org] On Behalf Of Darren Cook
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 2:49 AM
>> To: computer-go at dvandva.org
>> Subject: [Computer-go] Many Faces vs. Tromp
>>
>> Seemingly in preparation for the shodan go bet event (being held at the
>> end of December in central London):
>>   http://www.gokgs.com/gameArchives.jsp?user=tromp&year=2010&month=10
>>
>> 3-1 to Tromp :-(
>> But better than 4-0 :-)
>>
>> I think ManyFaces2 is a recent version of the software, running on
>> 4-cores. (ManyFaces1 runs on 12-cores, which is the one with the 2d
>> ranking [1].)
>>
>> Incidentally, according to this page, and assuming John is a European
>> 2-dan, then the program needs to be KGS 4-dan to have a 50% chance:
>>   http://senseis.xmp.net/?RankWorldwideComparison
>>
>> Darren
>>
>> [1]: http://www.gokgs.com/graphPage.jsp?user=ManyFaces1
>>
>> --
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