[Computer-go] Many Faces vs. Tromp

steve uurtamo uurtamo at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 13:52:09 PDT 2010


i should add: because i'm sure that people would be willing to donate
large cycles if it would help.

:)

s.

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 3:32 PM, steve uurtamo <uurtamo at gmail.com> wrote:
> ah, thanks. that answers what my actual question was, which is if the
> rule was intended to limit the hardware, or to limit the expense.
>
> thanks,
>
> s.
>
> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 2:51 PM, Nick Wedd <nick at maproom.co.uk> wrote:
>> In message <AANLkTin99NePAWZctUrus7HW7Dd3uLr6+Gn=9ZjOBqWF at mail.gmail.com>,
>> steve uurtamo <uurtamo at gmail.com> writes
>>>
>>> i am going to assume that donated hardware violates the spirit of "the
>>> best hardware under $5000", correct?
>>
>> My opinion, as referee, is that the hardware must be identical to hardware
>> for sale, in the normal course of trade, at that price.  How Darren actually
>> gets his hands on it is irrelevant.  He can buy it, rent it, or borrow it.
>>
>> Nick
>>
>>> 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
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Darren Cook, Software Researcher/Developer
>>>>>
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