[Computer-go] issues on 19x19

Hideki Kato hideki_katoh at ybb.ne.jp
Sat Apr 30 08:04:20 PDT 2011

AMAF is a heuristic developped with the original MC Go program to 
fully utilize the infomation from the simulations.  RAVE is an 
original contribution by Silvain Gelly (the chief programmer of MoGo) 
and an algorithm applying the idea of AMAF to UCT.  There can be many 
other ways than RAVE.


fastgo: <BANLkTin2v=4AWaF=AoYbE3dyAr6tt4tFhA at mail.gmail.com>:
>I am confused. Is not RAVE equivalent as AMAF?
>On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 10:04 AM, Hideki Kato <hideki_katoh at ybb.ne.jp>wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Petr Baudis: <20110428213646.GR25968 at machine.or.cz>:
>> >On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 11:25:49AM -0700, David Fotland wrote:
>> >> It looks like Crazystone/Bonobot is currently the strongest bot, and I
>> think
>> >> it does not use rave, so rave is not essential for 19x19 go.
>> As a fact, Bonobot (24-core Opteron?) was beaten by Zen19B (8-core
>> Xeon) at 23rd April on KGS (attatched).
>> >That's a great question. I sort of assumed that one of the improvements
>> >Remi worked on since old CrazyStone days was adding RAVE. But maybe I
>> >assumed wrong...?
>> Remi told me he did not use RAVE but AMAF several years ago.
>> I believe AMAF is necessary for 19x19 now :)
>> Hideki
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