[hackerspaces] bitcoin

Jamie Schwettmann jamie.schwettmann at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 23:27:34 CEST 2011

Currently, educational use of GPGPUs ranges from bioinformatics simulation
to cryptographic research, to high energy physics data analysis, to media
processing, visualization and rendering.  Larger institutions that have
these mini-supercomputers in their student labs are often using them for
code prototyping prior to spending their precious compute-time budget at the
larger supercomputer clusters, since the software environment and
performance are considerably comparable.

Bitcoin mining probably still falls under the educational umbrella, if
framed correctly, and the <200W total power draw for a cluster with 6 CPUs
and 6 GPGPUs doesn't hurt either. :)

- Jamie

On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 5:35 AM, Petr Baudis <pasky at ucw.cz> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 08:54:09AM -0700, Jamie Schwettmann wrote:
> > I'm involved in a project that builds open-source mini supercomputers
> that
> > fit in a suitcase.  With GPGPUs.  For under $5000, and intended for
> > educational use, but actually perfect for bitcoin mining... especially if
> we
> > pool a bunch of them on our favorite darknet...
> Can you elaborate on the educational uses intended for the GPGPUs? Is it
> just to teach people about programming GPGPUs or is there more to it?
> I'm curious...
> Thanks,
> --
>                                Petr "Pasky" Baudis
> UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are.
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