How would one of these Parallella-based machines perform ...
Bitcoin mining using Parallella?
Hey everyone, in this video, Bitcoin mining as an example for the parallela is briefly mentioned. That actually sounds like a good idea. According to Adapteva, the Epiphany chip is set up to work with OpenCL, which many a miner uses. Plus, the only running costs you have is power consumption, which is about 2 orders of magnitude lower than for your average high end GPU. Sure, it won't be near as fast as a GTX680, but hey, it's way more efficient. Does anyone have any experience in OpenCL and/or bitcoin mining? I've just started looking into BTCs yesterday.
I've got a spare parallella board that's been sitting on a shelf for a while, so today I installed the OS onto a microSD card and powered up the board using a spare USB port from my always-on home server. It booted fine, and power seems to be sufficient – I power a Pi3 + 4 PiZeros (clusterhat) from the same port without issue – so I'm wondering if there's any way I could make use of it by doing some passive altcoin mining. I understand that bitcoin mining might be a bit much for the board, and found an example of Litecoin mining here but this hasn't been touched since 2013 and I couldn't get it up and running. I also understand that it's better to mine with GPUs, but since I've got the board lying around, if I make a couple of coins a year and they appreciate in price, what's the harm, right? :) Has anyone had any success running mining software on the Parallella, able to point me in the right direction?
hypnosec writes "Adapteva has started shipping its $99 Parallella parallel processing single-board supercomputer to initial Kickstarter backers. Parallella is powered by Adapteva's 16-core and 64-core Epiphany multicore processors that are meant for parallel computing unlike other commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) devices like Raspberry Pi that don't support parallel computing natively. I've got a spare parallella board that's been sitting on a shelf for a while, so today I installed the OS onto a microSD card and powered up the... A community dedicated to Bitcoin, the currency of the Internet. Bitcoin is a distributed, worldwide, decentralized digital money. Bitcoins are... Re: bitcoin with parallella by trioflex » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:19 pm Veqtor wrote: Yes but their discussion doesn't take the capabilities of the zynq-7020 into account... Bitcoin miners use special hardware to solve complex mathematical problems to earn Bitcoins. Most miners work together in a pool to solve these problems, which in turn still takes a long time if you try it with your PC at home. With a regular home PC, it would take you about 100 years to mine one bit coin. Learn more about Bitcoin mining.
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