[Nottingham] Cryptocoin Mining (Re: [Talk] *TODAY* 8:30pm Thursday 22/10/2020: On the Cusp of a Ray)
quantumboris at googlemail.com
Sun Oct 25 19:28:13 UTC 2020
Particular thanks to Martin for the link and in return I enclose a link for
another item of interest
The Fall of the Cabal
On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 4:35 PM Martin via Nottingham <
nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
> Good fun videoconf last Thursday night :-)
> One point of discussion was about cryptocoin mining and how good (or
> not) old servers are for burning electricity to profit from finding new
> So... We have servers with a few power hungry CPU cores, vs:
> AMD Seems To Be Preparing New Blockchain GPU For Cryptomining
> "10,300 million transistors: the Navi 10 die houses 40 Compute Units
> (CUs), totalling to 2,560 Stream Processors (SPs)"
> Also note that crypto-miners pack up to 16 of such as those graphics
> cards into a single server chassis to boost the compute (and heat).
> And more recently, we have:
> "cryptomining has shifted away from graphics cards - the emergence of
> custom-tailored ASIC miners have practically replaced them"
> Stay safe!
> And have fun!!
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