Registration is now closed for CCT 12.
A final list of participants can be seen here.
We have an even number of entrants (Yay!) so I won't have to enter something else to get around a bye.
The times on the website are correct and up to date, so please make sure you double check to make sure you arrive on time.
It is free to obtain a FICS account to observe the game and kibitz with the authors, and as usual, all conversation for the tournament will happen in channel 64.
Good luck to all who entered.
CCT Tournament Director
>Yes, I am sure that's it. :-)
Has the Rybka team dropped in numbers? It used to be that one could choose from two or three different personages (not counting VR himself), but suddenly with Lukas not interested, there's no backup. At one point, Rybka had the attitude of "Compete in everything" (with Hans travelling around Europe to ensure this), so I'd say that it is somewhat notable that CCT12 is being missed.
> so I'd say that it is somewhat notable that CCT12 is being missed
There are lots of conspiracy theories... you may be right, but on the other hand maybe both Lukas and Hans are just busy. I don't read anything into it at all.
CCT12 is nothing special anyway. There is no need for Rybka to participate in every tournament. The only tournament that counts is WCCC, even though that is arguably on the road to ruin. If WCCC is the only tournament Rybka ever competes in, that is fine with me. And the other commercial authors would be very happy indeed.
>but on the other hand maybe both Lukas and Hans are just busy. I don't read anything into it at all.
At one level I do, and at another I don't. I see it as saying that the focus and/or philosophy for Rybka publicity has changed somewhat, or maybe it's just that the youthful vigour of times of yore has declined. So it's more about how the Rybka priorities have changed -- a few years ago, I think we would have seen Lukas/Hans/Nick/Vas ensure that busy was not an option.
> And the other commercial authors would be very happy indeed.
Rubbish. Hans has to turn up in Leiden or I will be sleeping on the Street. Hotel Hans with massage chair is a must. I think all programmers tournaments count. The most important is the one that has a free supply of beer.
>The most important is the one that has a free supply of beer.
I'm guessing the amateur $25 fees we see are meant to cover such. :-P
> The most important is the one that has a free supply of beer.
So that's where the expression "free as in beer" comes from!
> and what's with all these quads using 1 core ??
Not sure, maybe they are SP engines.
> I think Sjeng will win it , only one with cluster HW
Could well be, as long as the implementation is efficient and fully tested. I wouldn't rule out one or two of the other competitors. For example Hiarcs always puts up a good fight in these events.
I would watch out for Hiarcs on the 8 core box, 16 with HT. It has been about 15 months since the release of Hiarcs 12, and Mark Uniacke won't have been idle all that time...
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