[Computer-go] History of program strength

Peter Drake drake at lclark.edu
Wed Oct 1 09:09:29 PDT 2014


Thanks to everyone for your helpful responses! I see that this is a tricky
thing to quantify.

Since this is an introductory talk rather than a detailed research review,
I'll probably just borrow Peter Shotwell's graph:

http://www.yss-aya.com/kgs_botrank.png


On Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 6:33 PM, David Doshay <ddoshay at mac.com> wrote:

> Hi Peter,
>
> From June 2005 thru May 2006 SlugGo took first place in all of the KGS
> competitions it entered, beating both commercial and research programs (May
> 2006 was 13x13 and 9x9; SlugGo was 1st on 13, 4th on 9, and all our tuning
> and optimizations were done on 19). By Dec 2006 the MC programs were
> stronger with long time limits and SlugGo came in 3rd: this was the time
> when MCTS passed conventional programming. Over this time period SlugGo had
> 72 G5 cores.
>
> In Mar 2007 SlugGo came in 8th on 18 minute total time and MC was clearly
> stronger than anything conventional. Later in 2007 SlugGo beat an 8k human
> at the Cotsen Open running on an 8 core Xenon Mac Pro tower.
>
> I hope this helps.
>
> Cheers,
> David G Doshay
>
> ddoshay at mac.com
>
>
>
>
>
> On 26, Sep 2014, at 4:48 PM, Peter Drake <drake at lclark.edu> wrote:
>
> I'm giving a talk on computer Go (and how to play Go) to a regional
> computer science conference in a couple of weeks.
>
> Has anyone compiled a table or graph of the best programs' strength over
> time? Ideally it should make the jump after Monte Carlo clear.
>
> I am aware of these:
>
> http://senseis.xmp.net/?KGSBotRatings (only goes back to 2007)
>
> http://www.computer-go.info/h-c/ (a bit difficult to condense into a
> single line graph)
>
>
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