[Computer-go] Zen19X achieved stable KGS 7d

Aja Huang ajahuang at google.com
Mon Feb 1 04:06:02 PST 2016


Congrats to Zen's achievements! :)

Aja

On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 11:44 AM, Petr Baudis <pasky at ucw.cz> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 10:16:25AM +0900, Hideki Kato wrote:
> > Petr Baudis: <20160130150502.GF12004 at machine.or.cz>:
> > >  Hi,
> > >
> > >  it seems that Zen19X grabbed at KGS 7d and looks like it's gonna hold!
> > >
> > >
> http://www.gokgs.com/gameArchives.jsp?user=zen19x&year=2016&month=1&oldAcounts=y
> > >
> > >It's fairly fast, but not terribly so, and while it's unfortunate most
> of
> > >the games are handicaps against low dans, there probably isn't any other
> > >way on KGS these days.
> > >
> > >  Congratulations to the Zen team!  Weren't AlphaGo announced pretty
> > >much at the same moment Zen19X started playing, this would be a really
> > >huge news, bumping the state-of-art by two KGS ranks; this was quite
> > >an unlucky timing for Zen...  Still, a treat for KGS denizens. :-)
> >
> > Thanks Pasky, but the timing could be the worst :).  It took
> > almost 4 years from 6d to 7d.  One good thing is that Zen19X is
> > running on not a clsuter but just a dual-Xeon (2 x 12 core)
> > server.  The kiblitz asked me about AlphaGo but that's all.
> > Their support for Zen is unchanged at all because, I guess, they
> > can't play with AlphaGo but Zen and either is strong enough for
> > them.  There were more than 120 watchers on a game with an 8d.
>
> Yesterday, this Zen version has beaten Pavol Lisy 1p in a no komi game!
> It was a blitz game, but imho this was unthinkable until very recently
> anyway:
>
>         http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=198362#p198362
>         http://files.gokgs.com/games/2016/1/31/cheater-Zen19X.sgf
>
> These are great times for Computer Go. :)
>
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>                                 Petr Baudis
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>         you can do almost anything. -- Geoffrey Hinton
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