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How much computation did AlphaStar use for training?


This is related to the AlphaFold computation guesstimate question. Respecting Anthony's idiosyncratic linguistic preferences, this is also phrased not using "compute", but "computation" which is a noun rather than a verb.

Computation in PFLOP/s-days used to train the versions of AlphaStar that beat top players TLO and MaNa with 5-0 in games. This includes all the computation necessary to run the AlphaStar League, but does not include hyperparameter tuning and architecture search.

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The method of calculations should be as similar as possible to that used in the "AI and compute" article.

Note also that this article estimates actual rather than theoretical FLOPS, assuming a GPU utilization at 33% and CPU utilization at 17%.

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