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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:19 pm    Post subject: WCCC 2010 Reply with quote

This is the current proposal:

Hardware for the World Computer Chess Championships
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During the 2009 World Computer Chess Championship in Pamplona there was a
discussion with the participants about the question of hardware for these
events. The ICGA followed up on this discussion by sending a survey form to
every team who has competed in the WCCC this year and the previous five
years (i.e. from 2004 onwards). In the survey we asked teams to rank three
possibilities in order of their reference: [a] no limit on hardware; [b]
uniform platform; [c] an 8-core limit for 2010 (this number to be
reconsidered for following years).

21 teams responded to this survey, indicating their preferences. One of
these put the 8-core proposal 3rd but did not express any preference between
the other two options.

The first choices from the 20 who expressed their opinions clearly were as
follows:
No limit on hardware: 10 teams
Uniform platform: 6 teams
8-core limit: 4 teams

We can thus see that there is a modest but clear preference for no limit on
hardware, but there is an equal division between teams who prefer no limit
and teams who prefer some limit.

As a result of this input from the participants the ICGA has decided upon
the following for the 2010 WCCC and subsequent years:

[1] The World Computer Chess Championship for the Shannon Trophy will be
contested by teams who have no Restriction placed on them as to their choice
of hardware.
[2] A new tournament will be introduced called the "World Chess Software
Championship" to be held at the same location and during the same period as
the WCCC. This will be a uniform platform event using computers loaned by
the host organisation. In each game played in this tournament the two
computers will be, so far as is possible, identical with respect to their
hardware capabilities: number of cores, processor speed, memory size.
[3] Participants may compete in either or both of these tournaments for a
single entry fee.
[4] The time control for the WCCC will be such as to aim for a 4-hour
playing session, namely all moves in 1 hour 45 minutes plus an increment of
15 seconds per move.
[5] The time limit for the WCSC will be such as to aim for a 2-hour playing
session, namely all moves in 45 minutes plus an increment of 15 seconds per
move.
[6] The WCCC will be an 11-round Swiss System event if there are more than
12 entries, otherwise an all-play-all event.
[7] The number of rounds for the WCSC will be decided according to the
number of entries in both events but there will be at least 9 rounds in the
WCSC.
[8] There will as usual be a rest day for an excursion and time set aside
for the speed championship.

David Levy
President ICGA
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great decisions in my opinion Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does it take a lot of coding to make HIARCS cluster ready ?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"If you build it, he will come." (and now ur supposed to see a vision of a cluster) Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh, finally, I think we have a tournament with rules that make sense. Smile If they're going to call it the world computer chess championship, then anything deviating from that, i.e. special rules or regulation, etc., should be the exhibition, not the main event. I'm glad to see that this is back to being the case, as it was in the 1990's with the "microcomputer" part.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

18th World Computer Chess Championship
World Chess Software Championship
World Computer Chess Blitz Championship
JAIST Computer Olympiad
International Conference on Computers and Games 2010

Kanazawa, Japan : September 24th to October 2nd 2010

The ICGA is delighted to announce that our events for 2010 will be held in
Kanazawa, Japan, hosted by the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and
Technology (JAIST). The contract for hosting this event was signed on
October 5th in Kanazawa by ICGA President David Levy and JAIST President
Takuya Katayama.

The provisional dates are September 24th to October 2nd 2010.

2010 is the 20th anniversary of the founding of JAIST and our events will
form an important role in their anniversary celebrations.

Kanazawa is a city with a strong cultural identity. One of the most
important sights in the city is Kenroku-en Garden, which is one of the three
most beautiful gardens in Japan.

JAIST have generously made available funding to enable us to provide
financial support of 1,000 Euro for 10 of the participating teams in the
World Computer Chess Championship, in order to defray their travel and
accommodation costs. Full details will be made available in due course.

This announcement serves also as a call for papers for the International
Conference on Computer Games (2010). Full details of the conference will be
available in due course.
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