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My new chess computer project!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by GasTurbine, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. GasTurbine

    GasTurbine Porschey Power!

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    HP DL740 Server w/8 Intel Dual Core Xeon Processors (total of 16 cores) @ 2.7Ghz ea. 20Gb RAM and a 76Gb SCSI hard drive. OS will be a cut down version of Windows Sever 2003.

    Chess engine will be Houdini 3.0 Pro, designed specifically for multiprocessor machines. Calculations put the number crunching monster at over 10,000 kN/s making an ELO of over 3100...over 300 points stronger than IBMs Deep Blue chess computer!

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    It's name? Garry of course.

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    More pix as the project proceeds.
     
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  2. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    That's cool and all but what are you going to do with it? I mean, Shredder on my cell phone beats me like a cheap drum set without even breaking a sweat. You did mean IBM, right?
     

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    I've got Fritz13 on my computer. How about a match between the two engines?

    My PC Intel 3.08 Ghz, 3 GB ram. Single core.
     
  4. cesaros

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    I bet youtube videos will load super fast on that thing
     
  5. GasTurbine

    GasTurbine Porschey Power!

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    Im a tourney player of many years. Chess computers can aid in analysis, blunder checking, and deep datbase searches, but to play one, as you say, is almost worthless with any attributes of winning...unless you happen to be that 0.001% top player in the world. :supergrin:

    We can also do engine matches, and load previous historic (read Fischer and Kasparov) games, and watch as the computer "grades" the moves.

    But the main reason...is because we can. I work in IT, and love to push CPUs and see large number-crunching tasks...cool air going in, hot air coming out. Its also going to be a fun office project as we hope to have it done for our X-mas party.

    Just seems like fun, thats all.

    Regards.
     
  6. GasTurbine

    GasTurbine Porschey Power!

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    In addition to few Houdini UCI engines, weve got Fritz 5, 8, and 12 engines, Rybka's 1.0 and 1.0c, plus a few more. We definitely plan on doing some engine matches...Ill hit ya up when we are ready.
     
  7. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    I've got 64 bit Fritz 12 on a Toshiba laptop with a 2.20 Ghz Core i7 with 6 gigs of ram if you want to match with it.
     
  8. PBCounty

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    You guys are going to play chess during your office party?
     
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    I love a good multi-socket server being reused!
     
  10. RenoF250

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    They are wild and crazy guys.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPy1D-bsFDE"]Steve Martin: Wild & Crazy Guys - YouTube[/ame]
     
  11. MikeG22

    MikeG22 CLM

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    Agreed! :dunno::dunno:
     
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    All i can say is that is awesome. Is that one that you just replaced for a client and picked up on the cheap? Thats how we got our last server. Didnt have anywhere near the specs of that guy thou
     
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    I became really disillusioned with computer chess after reading a couple of articles detailing how chess had basically been "solved" for up to 4 or 5 pieces left on each side in any legal configuration on the board. A computer playing perfectly pretty much cannot lose.
     
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    It sounds like it would be fun to build. I wish I had that kind of money to spend on those parts.
     
  15. czsmithGT

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    If you plug in 8 millions of Gbytes of RAM it will become self aware. That should happen at about 2:14AM August 29, 2029.

    Just make sure that it is used for human progress, not for catastrophic aims
     
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    You are? Do you have a USCF rating?
     
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  17. GasTurbine

    GasTurbine Porschey Power!

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    Yes. Stole it for $100.
     
  18. GasTurbine

    GasTurbine Porschey Power!

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    Yes, 1816.
     
  19. GasTurbine

    GasTurbine Porschey Power!

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    I paid $100 for the box, with no memory, and found 20Gb on eBay for $75. OS, monitor, keyboard, mouse are office "donations" if you will. :supergrin:
     
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    What did that box cost when new?