Les Fernandez has compute resources

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Les Fernandez has compute resources

Postby dann corbit » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:57 am

I don't know if it is of any value, but Les Fernandez has a vendor who will lend time on a big array of GPU cards for computation of EGTBs.

I have no idea how difficult it would be to port EBTB systems to GPU cards (for instance, they can't do recursion if I recall correctly) but it might be worth taking a look at for you EGTB programming experts.

See the CCC programming forum post by Les Fernandez:
http://www.talkchess.com/forum/viewtopi ... 00&t=30404
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Re: Les Fernandez has compute resources

Postby Kirill Kryukov » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:15 am

If the vendor has also a big array of fast computers with lot of RAM and fast disk arrays, that might be interesting. :-) (I'm not aware of any successful implementation of EGTB generator for GPU).
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Re: Les Fernandez has compute resources

Postby dann corbit » Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:42 am

He also has some big Linux arrays of some kind also. Les' message spells out the details.
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Re: Les Fernandez has compute resources

Postby koistinen » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:23 pm

GPU cards might later on be useful for compressing the database. I imagine that might be limited by CPU rather than by memory bandwidth.
Generating endgame tables is still much more a software problem than a hardware problem.
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