Project Update17 Jul 2018
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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.