[Beowulf] OT: the ongoing computer chess championship in China

Shahrokh Mortazavi smortaz at exchange.microsoft.com
Sat Oct 4 17:08:36 EDT 2008



On a related note, at the same tournament, the cluster version of "Many Face of Go" has won the Gold medal in both 9X9 and 19X19 categories with no defeats.  Go is notoriously harder than Chess for computers to play as you might now.  The results are here:

http://www.grappa.univ-lille3.fr/icga/tournament.php?id=181 

incidentally, the code was running on a Windows HPC Server 2008, 32 core intel cluster (we helped the author port/tune his MPI code a little).

For some info re challenges in computer Go see: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_go 


Shahrokh



From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Peter St. John
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2008 1:33 PM
To: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: [Beowulf] OT: the ongoing computer chess championship in China

The World Computer Chess Championship is onging in China (part of the World Mind Sports thing). The leaders, about half-way through , are a 40 core cluster from the US and a "8 x 4GHz" machine from the UK, with 4.5 out of 5. There are 10 participants, it's a nine-round round robin. Cluster Toga, also a cluster, is notable for drawing both of the leaders.

>From http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4935
Rybka
USA 
Cluster, 40 cores 3.5 4 5.0 4.50 
Hiarcs 
GBR 
Intel Skulltrail, 8 x 4Ghz 3.5 4 3.0 2.50
Sjeng 
BEL 
Intel Core 2, 4 x 2.8Ghz 2.5 4 4.0 2.00
Junior 
ISR 
Intel Dunnington, 12 x 2.67Ghz 2.5 3 3.0 2.50 
The Baron
NLD 
AMD Opteron 270, 4 x 2Ghz 2.0 4 7.0 1.75 
Jonny 
GER
Cluster, 16 cores 1.0 4 12.0 2.50 
Cluster Toga
GER
24 cores 1.0 3 9.5 3.50
Shredder 
GER
Intel Core 2, 8 x 3.16Ghz 1.0 3 8.0 2.25 
Falcon 
ISR 
Intel Core 2, 2 x 2.1Ghz 1.0 3 6.0 0.00 
Mobile Chess
CHN 
Nokia 6120c 0.0 4 9.0 0.00


Peter

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