Leela Chess and Non Zero Chess and neural networks

Project Update

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Project Update

There’s a fair amount going on with the project, but we’re just going to focus on those things that are critical path to the lc0 rollout to main.

  1. We’re very close to having efficient storage of the enormous 256x20 nets. Error323 is finishing up 16 bit floating point plus protobuf storage. Protobuf (protocol buffer) is a utility library from google. You can read more about it here.
  2. The various programs are now being built and tested automatically when the source code is modified. That’s a huge time saver. That’s what’s known in the biz as Continuous Integration (CI).
  3. Once we’re done with the new network storage, there’s a bunch of testing, scripting and migration work that needs to go on. There’s a lot of data and contributors here, and if we’re not careful, it could all fall over in a heap.
  4. Rollout of lc0 to main, possibly with the current test net as the starter.

Again, given the volunteer nature of the project, we don’t want to set a date. If you want it to go faster and you have programming or sysadmin skillsets, reach out on discord (see the sidebar) and we’ll put you to work.

Copyright (c) 2018 Dietrich Kappe