[Computer-go] OT: prices for fast computer-go hardware

David Fotland fotland at smart-games.com
Sun Nov 7 14:52:31 PST 2010

I can't make Many Faces stronger using a cluster.  I haven't run out of
things to try, but so far everything I do makes it weaker.


Mogo seems to be the only program claiming a large gain from a big cluster,
but the big cluster played in Kanazawa and didn't do very well.




From: computer-go-bounces at dvandva.org
[mailto:computer-go-bounces at dvandva.org] On Behalf Of terry mcintyre
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 2:21 PM
To: computer-go at dvandva.org
Subject: Re: [Computer-go] OT: prices for fast computer-go hardware


RE: lots of RAM, as in one terabyte.


A while back, somebody experimented with building a very large opening book
in SSDs, I think it was for 7x7 or 9x9 boards. 


I don't recall how big the SSDs were, or how useful the results were. 


Some interesting things seem to be in the development pipeline for much
faster SSD (flash) and RAM technologies.


Is anybody still doing work with large clusters? It has been a while since I
heard about Mogo on big clusters. Now, it appears to be more like a dozen or
two CPUs, which is more accessible to the "average enthusiast," as opposed
to the "big lab" - but doubling and quadrupling the number of CPU cores now
seems to be more likely than doubling CPU clock speed. 


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