I have two weight files, one with a size of 6MB and the other 45MB (files is listed here). The problem is that when I start to compute a move, it takes too much time, especially when I use the larger weight file. Below I start lc0 with the larger weight file
$> ./build/release/lc0 --weights=/weights/weight-4305 _ | _ | | |_ |_ |_| v0.23.0-dev+git.9bac230 built Oct 17 2019
and compute a move
position fen rnb1kb1r/pp1p1ppp/4pn2/q7/3NP3/2N5/PPP2PPP/R1BQKB1R w KQkq - 3 6 go wtime 59000 btime 59000
Loading weights file from: /weights/weight-4305 Creating backend [blas]... Using Eigen version 3.3.5 BLAS max batch size is 256. info depth 1 seldepth 1 time 193 nodes 1 score cp 44 hashfull 0 nps 5 tbhits 0 pv d4b3 bestmove d4b3
This takes approximately 3 seconds. Now, when I do this computation again, it seems to take even more time
position fen rnb1kb1r/pp1p1ppp/4pn2/q7/3NP3/2N5/PPP2PPP/R1BQKB1R w KQkq - 3 6 go wtime 59000 btime 59000 info depth 2 seldepth 2 time 4957 nodes 3 score cp 44 hashfull 0 nps 0 tbhits 0 pv c1d2 a7a6 bestmove c1d2 ponder a7a6
If I use the smaller weight file it takes about 1 seconds.
In my case I would like to use lc0 to play 1 minute games, so these delays are way to huge. For example, I'm also using Stockfish which doesn't have these issues.
I would like to play 1 minutes games with lc0, but with these slow computation times it is not possible. Is there a way to speed things up?
If you want to see it yourself, I've published
lc0 on my DockerHub, so you can try it out yourself
Using the smaller weight file:
$> docker run --rm -it jeanluca/leela-chess-zero:1.0.2
And to run the one using the bigger weight file
$> docker run --rm -it jeanluca/leela-chess-zero:latest
After you have entered one of the above commands you can simply past the positions into the terminal and see the result
Also, to get an idea of how I've build lc0, here is my dockerfile
RUN apt update && apt install clang-6.0 ninja-build pkg-config protobuf-compiler libprotobuf-dev meson -y &&\ git clone https://github.com/LeelaChessZero/lc0.git &&\ cd lc0 && ./build.sh -Dblas=true -Deigen=true COPY ./weights /weights CMD ["/lc0/build/release/lc0", "--weights=/weights/weight-4305", "--threads=4" ]