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1  Other / Meta / Why were my threads moved? on: November 07, 2018, 08:14:34 PM
My review/setup threads were in "Bitcoin Forum > Bitcoin > Mining > Hardware" for years, as they should have been. They serve as the main threads for a whole host of hardware, as well as preventing raw questions from leaking into Hardware. Additionally, only one needs to be on the first or second page for people to access all of them due to the exhaustive cross-linking.

Then a few months ago they were moved without any discussion to "Bitcoin Forum > Bitcoin > Mining > Mining support". My posts asking about why were deleted.

It would make sense if it was a policy change, but at the same time (and forever since), my threads were simply replaced by other review/setup threads made by other users. Can we either move my threads back or have a uniform moderation policy, please?


Edit: I mean come on, the replacement review threads are literally using my code as a base of theirs. Either all should be moved or none at all: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2390138.0

2  Other / Meta / Why was the thread moved by Gmaxwell? on: September 26, 2016, 05:45:27 AM
Why did https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=456691.0 get moved to investigations? Pmed Gmaxwell as he moved it but he didn't reply.
3  Other / Meta / Image only table cells / image proxy broken? on: June 25, 2016, 07:11:08 AM
I was previously using code like below to determine the width of the first column of a table, however its stopped working. The image in the first column never displays and so the first column now collapses down. https://i.imgur.com/4IOwML1.png / https://i.imgur.com/89T18Yp.png were being used as spacers but now won't display. Its not working on any of my three browsers or phone.

Thoughts?

Code:
[table]
[tr][td][img]https://i.imgur.com/4IOwML1.png[/img][/td][td][img]https://i.imgur.com/4IOwML1.png[/img][/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Under ASIC status, one chip is always an "x"?[/b][/td][td][b]Will the miner ever beep?[/b][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]  - There is a faulty chip - nothing we can do. Hash rate will be affected by ~1%.[/td][td]  - No, there is no beeper on this controller.[/td][/tr]

Under ASIC status, one chip is always an "x"?Will the miner ever beep?
 - There is a faulty chip - nothing we can do. Hash rate will be affected by ~1%.  - No, there is no beeper on this controller.
4  Bitcoin / Hardware / [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Bitmain Antminer S9 Setup [HD] on: June 25, 2016, 06:54:32 AM
Dogie's Miner Setup Guides:
    ASICMiner Blade
ASICMiner Cube
ASICMiner Tube
ASICMiner Prisma
Avalon Avalon2
Avalon Avalon3
Avalon Avalon4
Avalon Avalon6
SpondooliesTech SP10
SpondooliesTech SP20
SpondooliesTech SP30
SpondooliesTech SP35
Technobit HEX16B
Technobit HEX8A1
Technobit HEX4M
Technobit 2HEX4M
KNCMiner Saturn/Jupiter
Bitmain AntMiner S1
Bitmain AntMiner S2
Bitmain AntMiner S3
Bitmain AntMiner S4
Bitmain AntMiner S4+
Bitmain AntMiner S5
Bitmain AntMiner S7
Bitmain AntMiner S9
Bitmain AntMiner C1
Bitmain AntMiner U3
RockMiner R-Box
RockMiner New R-Box
RockMiner R3-Box
RockMiner T1
HashCoins Apollo
HashCoins Ares
NonceTech Sampo
Yiazo YBF
BTCGarden AMV1
Bitmine Coincraft Desk V2
HashRatio Tsunami
XBTech Pacific 1250
BitCrane T-110
Black Arrow Prospero X1
AMT 1.25TH
C-Scape HexFury USB
C-Scape BiFury USB
MoonlightMiner NanoFury II USB
    Gigampz PSU breakout board

    Guide meta thread
    DefaultTrust Visualisation
    Power Supply analysis guide
    Manufacturer trustworthiness guide
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Nicely formatted version available at dogiecoin.com!



Contents:
0a) What to Expect
0b) What You Need
1) Powering
2) Cooling
3) Case
4) Configuration
5) Troubleshooting
6) Where to buy


0a) What to Expect (top)
Bitmain's AntMiner S9 represents a significant jump in efficiency from its predecessor, the S7. Hash density is 4x higher while efficiency increased 2.5x due to
the use of new 16nm BM1387 chips. 189 chips in power efficient string design are used across 3 mining boards, which are cooled by two loud, powerful 120mm fans.
The S9 is standalone does not require an external controller, but does not come with a power supply.

Hashing__________________________
Chips189x BM1387 16nm Gen5
Hashrate~13.75TH
Variable Hashrate?
Max Overclock~13.75TH
|
Powering
Rated Voltage12V
Rated Current115A
Power Consumption1375W
PSU Included?
Mains Voltage-
Eco Modes?
110V 15A Suitable?
PCI-E Connectors?10

Cooling________________________
Max Ambient40C
Noise @ 25C75dba
Noise @ 35C77dba
Manual Fan Speed?
|
Controller
Included?
Wireless?
DHCP? Stock?
Reset? Brick Proof?
|
Safety
Fan Guards?
Enclosed PCBs?

 

 

      
 
      


0b) What You Need (top)
You will need a few accessories and a power supply to get started. I recommend buying Bitmain's 1600W PSU along with your S9 if possible.


                             Click your flag to find everything you need to get started at Amazon!             
                    
                                         


1) Powering (top)
S9's do not come with a power supply, and you will need a very high end computer PSU with 10xPCI-E 6 pin power connectors. Officially all 10 PCI-E
connectors are required, with three going to each of the three hashing boards and a further PCI-E direct to the controller. While you can use two smaller PSUs
to power one miner as long as you have them power separate hashing boards, it will still be  cheaper to buy Bitmain's 1600W PSU. It is important to note
that as a ~1400W miner it is NOT suitable for a standard US 110V 15A circuit and you should not attempt to use the miner. You can either have a qualified
electrician provide you with a 220V circuit or you can use two smaller smaller PSUs powered by different circuits.

We also need to tell the PSU to always be on, as there isn't a motherboard to do this. Cut a paperclip into a U and insert it into the green wire and either
black wire to the side of the green wire. Tape it up for safety. The power supply will now be controlled by its switch near the rear socket.

      


2) Cooling (top)
The S9 is self sufficient in cooling terms and utilises two high pressure 120*38mm fans to move air through the miner. The rear fan spins at up to 4200rpm
while the new front Delta Electronics QFR1212GHE fan spins at up to 6000rpm and generates a noise level of 77dba at 1m which is too loud for home mining.
You will need to underclock the miner if you want to seriously consider running these at home. The fan's RPM is automatically controlled by the software but
can be partially overridden for low temperature conditions or underclocking when noise levels are a priority.

Each mining chip has its own bonded extruded aluminium heatsinks both front and back, while the front heatsinks also being nickel coated. These are much
less sharp than the previous routed heatsinks and can be handled with care.

      




3) Case (top)
A single piece of extruded aluminium serves as the S9's case, similar to the ASICMiner Cube. Small inserts align hashing boards in place while end
brackets are screwed onto either end to keep them in place and allow for fan mounting. S9's are stackable when placed on their side due to interlocking
male and female slots designed into the outside of the case, although top side access is required for accessing the PCI-E ports. The customised controller
board is slotted into additional extruded aluminium housing which sits atop of the miner and held into place by notches.

A boxed S9 weighs 4.0kg and measures 380mm x 210mm x 220mm while the unit alone weighs 3.6kg and measures 350mm x 135mm x 158mm.

                                                                   Click here to see a 360 degree view!

      

      

      


4) Configuration (top)
The S9 is standalone and does not require an external controller.

Wiring:
  • Prepare the paperclip for the PSU's 24 pin connector if using a normal PSU.
  • Plug in the ten PCI-E cables to the miner.
  • Plug in an ethernet cable from the AntMiner to your router.

Configuration:
  • Power on the power supply using its switch at the back.
  • Make sure that your router's DHCP table is turned on. You can assume it is already on if you have a typical router.
  • Using a browser, navigate to your router and find the IP it has assigned the S9 and navigate to that IP.
  • Login using "root" as both the username and password.
  • Navigate to the page Status -> Miner Configuration. Enter your pool information in the below format.
  • Navigate to the page "Miner Status" to check mining has started.
Antpool Register!
Code:
Servers : stratum.antpool.com:3333
User    : username.worker or username_worker - auto creates workers!
Password: anypassword
GHash IO Register!
Code:
Servers : us1.ghash.io:3333
User    : username.worker  - auto creates workers!
Password: anypassword

      





5) Troubleshooting (top)
Under ASIC status, one chip is always an "x"?Will the miner ever beep?
  - There is a faulty chip - nothing we can do. Hash rate will be affected by ~1%.  - No, there is no beeper on this controller.

Under ASIC status, one row is almost all "x"es?

I can connect to the Antminer but the status page is blank?
  - One board may have dropped temporarily. Try hard resetting the miner by powering it on and off at the PSU.  - You may have entered an incorrect miner setting causing cgminer
to crash. Post a screenshot of your configuration page if still unsure.

How do I reset settings to default?

What temperatures should I aim for?
  - Use a paper clip to press the reset button - located next to the LEDs and ethernet connector - down for 5-10 seconds. The miner will then reset with stock settings.  - Try and achieve <100°C for best hash rates, and <90°C for long lifetimes.
Temperatures over over 110°C may cause the miner to stop.

How do I change the login password?

Where can I get the latest firmware?
  - Navigate to System -> Administration. Enter the current password and enter your new one twice.  - Download from Bitmain's site.

What is the SSH login?

How can I tell what firmware version I have now?
  - Username "root", password "admin".  - Navigate to System -> Overview and look at "File System Version".

What do the LEDs on the front mean?

How do I install the latest firmware?
  - The green LED will flash when mining, and the red LED will remain on while in an error or overheat state.  - Download firmware as above. Navigate to System -> Upgrade and click
"browse". Select the downloaded file and click "Flash image". Do NOT
interrupt this process or you will brick the unit.


      


Legal disclaimer: This information is for general guidance and does not constitute expert advice. We are not responsible if you, your property or a third
party is injured or damaged as a result of any interaction with this information, and no warranty is provided. All text and images are covered by copyright.

6) Where to buy (top)

                    
            

5  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTS][UK to World] Last two PSUs !!![FINAL 72 HOURS]!!! on: June 16, 2016, 06:31:41 AM
    Shipping is from the UK at cost, no warranties provided, if you're outside the EU or EU VAT registered please PM me.

  • £7 ASICMiner Tube (case + heatsink + fan ONLY, interesting for projects?)
  • £7 Bitmain S7 controller set (likely soft bricked but potentially hard bricked)
  • £4 9x Avalon Nano USB
  • Antminer S9: accepting offers
  • Avalon6 inc controller: 0.38btc
  • Avalon4 inc controller: 0.12btc (makes a great near silent space heater.)


  • £35 1x DPS-800 + breakout board + 4x PCI-E 18AWG cables + spares
  • £50 1300w Bitmain S4 PSU (I think is the orig batch that was replaced, had no problems though)
  • All sorts of 120mm fans ('normal', high pressure), 140mm fans, fan controllers and extention cables
  • Ethernet cables and UK power cables
  • £160 1x Enermax 1500 max Revo
  • 3x 2x Ethernet switches ~£18
  • £100 1x Antec 1300 HCP plat  (only has 8x PCI-E, 2x molex and 1x24pin ATX connectors)
  • £95 3x DPS2000BB + breakout boards + 10*36" 16AWG cables per board + 3x 80mm fans wired on all ready.
  • £85 1600w Bitmain APW3-12-1600-B2
  • £93 3x Corsair RM1000
  • £50 2x Corsair CX750M
  • £57 1x Corsair CX750M (new sealed)
  • 1x Mining rig of 8GB RAM, Sempron 190, AsRock 970 Extreme4 Mobo, 320GB hard drive, Corsair Carbide 500R case in white, with all fans.
  • 1x Retired gaming rig of Asus P8Z77-V PRO Z77 MoBo, 32GB 2400Mhz RAM, Intel Core i7 3770K, HD7950, Asus Xonar D2X, Noctua NH-C14, 2x 1x Intel X-25M SSDs, DVD, big case, 5x fan +2x25cm fans.

And all sorts of generic mining paraphernalia. Loads of cables of all kinds, whatever you need I'm probably selling it. Long socket reels of power, power meters, surge protectors, ethernet, mains power cables, fans, fan controllers, air movers, modular shelving, anti vibrating mats etc etc.[/list]
6  Other / Meta / Happy Birthday, Theymos! on: June 15, 2016, 08:27:22 AM
I didn't eat the cake this year but I'm going to guard it with my mouth all the same.

7  Bitcoin / Hardware / [ANN] Spondoolies-Tech - carrier grade, data center ready mining rigs [UNMOD] on: May 14, 2016, 02:41:56 AM
Update: Assets are for sale to aid the employees, creditors and potentially investors.

Important Update

As you may be aware, a liquidator was appointed to protect creditors of SpondooliesTech. She is currently selling off all equipment, miners, IP/designs and assets and everything will be gone within a week or two. If you are interested in bidding, please see the three documents attached (in english) which you will need to get access to the items.

Initiation for submission of proposals.pdf
Representation and undertaking.pdf
Confidentiality agreement.pdf



Previous:
After a liquidator was appointed to handle the assets of Spondoolies-Tech, Guy Corem has now started deleting critical posts from multiple people from his self moderated thread. As per instructions, I have opened up a sister thread so open discussion can still take place. We all know what happens when a mining company resorts to censorship.

Quote from: Bitcoin Forum
A reply of yours, quoted below, was deleted by the starter of a self-moderated topic. There are no rules of self-moderation, so this deletion cannot be appealed. Do not continue posting in this topic if the topic-starter has requested that you leave.

You can create a new topic if you are unsatisfied with this one. If the topic-starter is scamming, post about it in Scam Accusations.

Quote
Hey dogie with your lying past you don't expect us to simply believe you. Post the invoice with your lawyer fees too because otherwise your words are worth nothing!

1. No one cares if you believe me or not, you are no one.
2. No one else is required to believe me or not.
3. As I said many months ago, nearly everything in this case is open to the public. You are more than welcome to pull the actions of my lawyer using the case code "191050116" as I previously provided.
4. I'll bite; what have I lied about previously?
5. While you're saying dumb stuff, would you like to make clear what remuneration you have received to date from Spondoolies?
RoadStress raised an interesting point.
dogie posted an invoice + receipt from his lawyer and claimed that it "Receipt for filing court fees and security of funds [like a deposit in the case of loss to help pay the defendant's fees]"

Dogie removed the original image of the invoice and receipt and changed his previous post to remove this description. Now it's only "Receipt for filing court fees..."

disclaimer:
dogie is suing Spondoolies-Tech, so I can't engage him. I am posting the evidence of dogie's edit and wonder what dogie is trying to hide.

Guy

I removed it so simpletons like RoadStress don't get confused again, and its pretty disingenuous for you to claim that there is some conspiracy going on when I literally sued your company with the court fees that receipt contains. You even know first hand of the security of costs because you tried to use that post to get the judge to impose them.

But games aside and lets be serious for a second, Guy. If you'd spent less time crying on forums and more time actually running your business, you might not have run it into the ground. Or you know, not continued to run it for years past when you should have shut up shop. Doesn't matter what happens to your creditors (or BTCS) just as long as you can milk out a salary, right?
8  Other / Meta / Anyone got the trust rating dump from 21st-28th Feb? on: March 11, 2016, 11:49:01 AM
Title, I missed picking that archive file up. The one previous to it is 268KB and the one following it is 272KB. I'll lock once someone posts it.
9  Bitcoin / Hardware / Bitfury: "16nm... sales to public start shortly" on: December 16, 2015, 06:52:33 PM
Quote
BAMM - a WORKING 16 nm full custom ASIC chip @TSMC ! 5x more efficient than our 28nm. Sales to public start shorlty. Decentralize @Bitcoin !
https://twitter.com/bitfurygeorge/status/677132522074017794

I'll believe it when I see it, impossible to tell what is PR with this company.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151216005453/en/BitFury-Announces-Mass-Production-Fastest-Effective-16nm

Quote
SAN FRANCISCO & TBILISI, Georgia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BitFury Group, the leading Bitcoin Blockchain infrastructure provider and transaction processing company in the world today announced mass-production of its full-custom design 16nm Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Chip, which will bring unmatched energy efficiency to the Bitcoin network.

    “We have worked closely with BitFury’s experienced IC designers and we are glad to assist BitFury to achieve this outstanding result. GUC is proud that the BitFury-GUC partnership resulted in the first 16nm full custom tape-out for both parties.”
    Tweet this

After rigorous testing, the new BitFury Chip has demonstrated outstanding computing capabilities. The design target was 40 gigahash per second with power efficiency of 0.06 joules per gigahash. On average, the measured power efficiency of tested engineering samples of the new BitFury Chip ranges from 0.055 joules per gigahash to 0.07 joules per gigahash, thus making the BitFury 16nm ASIC Chip the industry leader in energy efficiency.

In addition to its outstanding power efficiency, BitFury’s 16nm ASIC Chip can run with as low as 0.35V power supply voltage. The static part of the Chip can be functional at as low as 0.28V power supply voltage. This level of productivity was previously unattainable with existing silicon devices and existing silicon design methodologies, with transistors working in active mode, not slow sub-threshold. J / Gh metric in working modes starting from 55 Gh/s up to 180 Gh/s follows an almost linear relationship of 0.0011, while at 40 – 55 Gh/s measured slope converges to plateau.

Valery Vavilov, CEO of BitFury, said: “We are very excited to launch mass production of our super 16nm ASIC Chip. The final results of our hard work have fully met our expectations. We understand that it will be nearly impossible for any older technology to compete with the performance of our new 16nm technology. As a responsible player in the Bitcoin community, we will be working with integration partners and resellers to make our unique technology widely available ensuring that the network remains decentralized and we move into the exahash era together. BitFury warmly welcomes all companies interested in joining our integration and reseller program.”

Jim Lai, President of GUC, said: “We have worked closely with BitFury’s experienced IC designers and we are glad to assist BitFury to achieve this outstanding result. GUC is proud that the BitFury-GUC partnership resulted in the first 16nm full custom tape-out for both parties.”

ADDITIONAL KEY BACKGROUND ON ASIC 16NM CHIP

Every BitFury 16nm Chip delivers a minimum of 100 gigahash per second of computing power. On average, the BitFury 16nm ASIC can compute in the range of as high as 140 gigahash per second using air cooling, and up to 184 gigahash per second using immersion cooling, which makes the BitFury custom-made silicon an absolute leader in computational efficiency per unit of silicon area.

BitFury is the first Bitcoin transaction processor that is uniquely equipped to support the continuing increase of computing power required for the upcoming “Exahash Era” – time when the Bitcoin network computing power exceeds 1,000 petahashes (quintillion hash operations) per second, as each BitFury 16nm Chip will deliver up to four times the amount of computing power at a given energy level than BitFury’s currently deployed 28nm ASIC. Thus, BitFury’s 16nm Chip will enable a significant energy efficiency and computing power improvement versus today’s competing solutions.

Staying true to our commitment to minimize our carbon footprint, BitFury continuously works to increase the energy efficiency of our data centers. The company already relies on renewable energy sources to power our data centers with less than half of the energy overhead of the leading Internet giants, and continuously seeks new ways to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An important step forward in this effort is BitFury’s deployment of its proprietary immersion cooling technology in its recently opened Tbilisi, Georgia, data center which supports 40 megawatts.

*All figures mentioned above were measured with real silicon samples. Mileage for production devices may vary. Thanks to the physics of silicon devices, chips may demonstrate exceptionally low power consumption, or exceptionally high compute power, but not both at the same time.

About BitFury Group

BitFury Group is the largest private Bitcoin Blockchain infrastructure provider and transaction processing company in the world. Founded in 2011 by Valery Vavilov and Valery Nebesny, BitFury has management offices in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Hong Kong, Amsterdam and London, as well as data-centers in Iceland and the Republic of Georgia. BitFury derives sustainable advantage through its custom-made application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), optimized to achieve the lowest power consumption coupled with the highest processing metrics – the parameters that drive mining margins. BitFury has an impressive track record, having successfully delivered several prior generations of silicon and has a roadmap to at least double performance-per-watt every 6-12 months. BitFury’s management team and board include seasoned industry veterans with a history of execution in silicon engineering, operational build-up and capitalizing businesses.

BitFury is a registered trademark of BitFury Group Limited.

Contacts

BitFury
Janna Stepanova, 1-415-961-0123
janna.stepanova@bitfury.com
www.bitfury.com

10  Bitcoin / Hardware / [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Avalon Avalon6 Setup [HD] on: December 12, 2015, 07:31:44 AM
Dogie's Miner Setup Guides:
    ASICMiner Blade
ASICMiner Cube
ASICMiner Tube
ASICMiner Prisma
Avalon Avalon2
Avalon Avalon3
Avalon Avalon4
Avalon Avalon6
SpondooliesTech SP10
SpondooliesTech SP20
SpondooliesTech SP30
SpondooliesTech SP35
Technobit HEX16B
Technobit HEX8A1
Technobit HEX4M
Technobit 2HEX4M
KNCMiner Saturn/Jupiter
Bitmain AntMiner S1
Bitmain AntMiner S2
Bitmain AntMiner S3
Bitmain AntMiner S4
Bitmain AntMiner S4+
Bitmain AntMiner S5
Bitmain AntMiner S7
Bitmain AntMiner S9
Bitmain AntMiner C1
Bitmain AntMiner U3
RockMiner R-Box
RockMiner New R-Box
RockMiner R3-Box
RockMiner T1
HashCoins Apollo
HashCoins Ares
NonceTech Sampo
Yiazo YBF
BTCGarden AMV1
Bitmine Coincraft Desk V2
HashRatio Tsunami
XBTech Pacific 1250
BitCrane T-110
Black Arrow Prospero X1
AMT 1.25TH
C-Scape HexFury USB
C-Scape BiFury USB
MoonlightMiner NanoFury II USB
    Gigampz PSU breakout board

    Guide meta thread
    DefaultTrust Visualisation
    Power Supply analysis guide
    Manufacturer trustworthiness guide
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Nicely formatted version available at dogiecoin.com!



Contents:
0a) What to Expect
0b) What You Need
1) Powering
2) Cooling
3) Case
4) Configuration
5) Troubleshooting
6) Where to buy


0a) What to Expect (top)
Avalons's Avalon6 more than doubles efficiency compared to its predecessor, the Avalon4. Twice as many chips in a power efficient string design are
spread across two hashing boards and increase hashrate by 3.5x. A single 35x120mm fan pulls fresh air through the aluminium case before exhausting it out
the back. The Avalon6 requires a Raspberry Pi (B or B+, RPi 2 is not supported yet) to act as an external controller. A 4 pin interconnect wire, a 4 pin to
micro USB adapter and a micro USB to USB cable is usually included in the package. No power supply is included.

Hashing__________________________
Chips80x 28nm Avalon 6 A3218
Hashrate~3500GH
Variable Hashrate?
Max Overclock~3500GH
|
Powering
Rated Voltage12V
Rated Current88A
Power Consumption1100W
PSU Included?
Mains Voltage-
Eco Modes?
110V 15A Suitable?
PCI-E Connectors?4

Cooling________________________
Max Ambient38C
Noise @ 25C59dba
Noise @ 35C61dba
Manual Fan Speed?
|
Controller
Included?
Wireless?
DHCP? Stock?
Reset? Brick Proof?
|
Safety
Fan Guards?
Enclosed PCBs?

 

 

      
 
      
 

0b) What You Need (top)
You will need a few accessories and a power supply to get started. I recommend buying the controller directly from Avalon as they will preflash it with the
correct firmware.


                             Click your flag to find everything you need to get started at Amazon!             
                    
                                         


1) Powering (top)
Avalon6's do not come with a power supply, and you will need a high end computer PSU with 4xPCI-E 6 pin 16AWG power connectors. All 4 PCI-E
connectors are required and must be on separate cable rails.

We also need to tell the PSU to always be on, as there isn't a motherboard to do this. Cut a paperclip into a U and insert it into the green wire and either
black wire to the side of the green wire. Tape it up for safety. The power supply will now be controlled by its switch near the rear socket.

      


2) Cooling (top)
The Avalon6 is self sufficient in cooling terms and utilises a single high pressure 120mm fan to move air through the miner. The fan spins at between 2000
and 4000rpm which at the lower speed generates a noise level of 59dba at 1m. The fan's RPM along with chip frequency is automatically controlled by the
software and is powered by an external 4 pin connector provided by a custom extension header.

Each mining board is extensively screwed into large, full cover extruded aluminium heatsinks. Please be careful when handling, they are extremely sharp.

      
 
      




3) Case (top)
Two pieces of folded aluminium sheet serve as the Avalon6's case, while two more folded aluminium sheets are formed into end plates to secure the mining
boards to the case. A small micro-controller straddles the two hashing boards. Avalon6's are stackable both horizontally and vertically with only front and back
access required.

A boxed Avalon6 weighs 5kg and measures 390mm x 210mm x 220mm while the unit alone weighs 3.6kg and measures 340mm x 136mm x 150mm.

                                                                   Click here to see a 360 degree view!

      

      


4) Configuration (top)
Connectivity has been updated to allow for up to 20 units to be daisy chained off one USB port.

Wiring:
  • Prepare the paperclip for the PSU's 24 pin connector.
  • Plug in the four PCI-E cables to the miner.
  • Plug one 4 pin cable connected from the 4 pin header on the unit to the micro USB adapter.
  • Connect a micro USB to USB cable to the micro USB adapter, and then plug this into your Raspberry Pi.
  • More units can be added by plugging another 4 pin cable from the second unit to the first unit's other 4 pin header.
  • Plug in a network cable from the Raspberry Pi to your router.
  • Plug in a micro usb power cable from the mains to your Raspberry Pi.

Configuration:
  • Power on the power supply using its switch at the back.
  • Make sure that your router's DHCP table is turned on. You can assume it is already on if you have a typical router.
  • Using a browser, navigate to your router and find the IP it has assigned the Avalon6 and navigate to that IP.
  • Login using "root" as the username.
  • Navigate to the page "Configuration". Enter your pool information in the below format.
  • Navigate to the page "Dashboard" to check mining has started.
Antpool Register!
Code:
Servers : stratum.antpool.com:3333
User    : username.worker or username_worker - auto creates workers!
Password: anypassword
GHash IO Register!
Code:
Servers : us1.ghash.io:3333
User    : username.worker  - auto creates workers!
Password: anypassword




5) Troubleshooting (top)
My power supply's cables are braided or aren't color coded?Will the miner ever beep?
  - Refer to this diagram.  - No, there is no buzzer on the controller.

How do I reset settings to default?

How can I tell what firmware version I have now?
  - Reflash your Raspberry Pi's SD card using the *ext4.img found here and the SD card imager software.  - Look at "Controller Version".

How do I change the login password?

Where can I get the latest firmware?
  - Navigate to "Change Password". Enter your new password twice.  - Download from Avalon's site.

What is the Telnet login?

What temperatures should I aim for?
  - Username "root", no password. Using the command passwd to set a login password will disable telnet and enable SSH.  - Try and achieve <75°C for best hash rates, and <75°C for long lifetimes.
Temperatures over over ~90°C will cause the miner to stop.

What do the LEDs on the front mean?

How do I install the latest firmware?
  - There are multiple colors, however the important ones include blue to indicate mining is happening, flashing yellow while the miner is idle and flashing red to signify an error state.  - It is recommended you directly reflash the SD card from the Raspberry Pi.
See above instructions for resetting settings to default.


      

 


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6) Where to buy (top)

                    
            

11  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTS] Spondoolies-Tech SP35 controller boards [damaged?] on: November 23, 2015, 06:48:03 AM
I have a pair of the SP35 controller boards, for one machine. They were removed from a machine due to weird I2C errors and are more than likely non-functional. They may be useful for someone else or to pull spare components from.

  • Shipping from the UK, at cost
  • Used, selling as faulty and for parts only, no warranty
  • PM offers, mainly selling in case someone else needs them.
12  Other / Meta / Trust List Analysis - Alt Account Identification on: October 03, 2015, 05:30:24 PM
Following on from the Trust list visualisations thread and the ethics consultation thread, I've decided to release the analysis of a tool which may be able to identify multiple accounts which belong to the same owner. While some of the results are statistically significant, this should still only constitute one piece of evidence of a link between accounts.

The methodology is less important than the output, which can be confirmed and visualised manually.
  • The addition of "DefaultTrust" is excluded and not counted
  • Trust lists with only "DefaultTrust" (unedited) are not included
  • The polarity of ratings is taken into account
  • Certain users like KWH have giant trust lists and so they break the system a bit. Should be excluded

Along with potentially linked accounts, the list below has 2 numerical metrics attached:
  • Complexity: A measure of how complicated the trust lists being looked at are. The scale is a bit weird in this version, starting at 0.3 for 1 item and going up by 0.3 for each additional item
  • Similarity: A measure of how similar trust lists between the users are. 1.0 = identical lists, anything below 0.8 is discarded for now but there are many positive results from this range to be reviewed later.
13  Other / Meta / Trust List Analysis - Ethics on: October 03, 2015, 12:47:19 AM
Hello all,

I was spending some time with the new Excel and decided to code something that analysed the trust list dumps in a different way to the visualisations. Essentially this tool is able to identify multiple accounts which may belong to the same owner. The results are statistically significant however should still only constitute one piece of evidence of a link between accounts.

Rather than going into detail, I wanted to ask what people's thoughts are on the privacy issue surrounding trust lists. One person I contacted felt it was a personal intrusion that I had looked at their list (I've looked at all lists), even though the information was public and actively shared. Additionally, this tool may 'out' alt accounts which aren't nessecarily doing anything wrong or may indicate a link when there isn't one.

Vote above, I'll create a new thread if it comes to posting it.


tldr: made a tool that may identify alt accounts, should it be posted?
14  Bitcoin / Hardware / [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Bitmain Antminer S7 Setup [HD] on: September 27, 2015, 07:59:14 PM
Dogie's Miner Setup Guides:
    ASICMiner Blade
ASICMiner Cube
ASICMiner Tube
ASICMiner Prisma
Avalon Avalon2
Avalon Avalon3
Avalon Avalon4
Avalon Avalon6
SpondooliesTech SP10
SpondooliesTech SP20
SpondooliesTech SP30
SpondooliesTech SP35
Technobit HEX16B
Technobit HEX8A1
Technobit HEX4M
Technobit 2HEX4M
KNCMiner Saturn/Jupiter
Bitmain AntMiner S1
Bitmain AntMiner S2
Bitmain AntMiner S3
Bitmain AntMiner S4
Bitmain AntMiner S4+
Bitmain AntMiner S5
Bitmain AntMiner S7
Bitmain AntMiner S9
Bitmain AntMiner C1
Bitmain AntMiner U3
RockMiner R-Box
RockMiner New R-Box
RockMiner R3-Box
RockMiner T1
HashCoins Apollo
HashCoins Ares
NonceTech Sampo
Yiazo YBF
BTCGarden AMV1
Bitmine Coincraft Desk V2
HashRatio Tsunami
XBTech Pacific 1250
BitCrane T-110
Black Arrow Prospero X1
AMT 1.25TH
C-Scape HexFury USB
C-Scape BiFury USB
MoonlightMiner NanoFury II USB
    Gigampz PSU breakout board

    Guide meta thread
    DefaultTrust Visualisation
    Power Supply analysis guide
    Manufacturer trustworthiness guide
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Nicely formatted version available at dogiecoin.com!



Contents:
0a) What to Expect
0b) What You Need
1) Powering
2) Cooling
3) Case
4) Configuration
5) Troubleshooting
6) Where to buy


0a) What to Expect (top)
Bitmain's AntMiner S7 represents a significant jump in efficiency from its predecessor, the S5. Hash density is 4x higher while efficiency doubled due to the
use of significantly more brand new BM1385 chips. 162 chips in power efficient string design are used across 3 mining boards, which are cooled by two
powerful 120mm fans. The S7 is standalone does not require an external controller, but does not come with a power supply.

Hashing__________________________
Chips162x BM1385 Gen4
Hashrate~4860GH
Variable Hashrate?
Max Overclock~5300GH
|
Powering
Rated Voltage12V
Rated Current108A
Power Consumption1300W
PSU Included?
Mains Voltage-
Eco Modes?
110V 15A Suitable?
PCI-E Connectors?10

Cooling________________________
Max Ambient40C
Noise @ 25C61dba
Noise @ 35C61dba
Manual Fan Speed?
|
Controller
Included?
Wireless?
DHCP? Stock?
Reset? Brick Proof?
|
Safety
Fan Guards?
Enclosed PCBs?

 

 

      
 
      


0b) What You Need (top)
You will need a few accessories and a power supply to get started.


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1) Powering (top)
S7's do not come with a power supply, and you will need a high end computer PSU with 10xPCI-E 6 pin power connectors. Officially all 10 PCI-E
connectors are required, with three going to each of the three hashing boards and a further PCI-E direct to the controller.

We also need to tell the PSU to always be on, as there isn't a motherboard to do this. Cut a paperclip into a U and insert it into the green wire and either
black wire to the side of the green wire. Tape it up for safety. The power supply will now be controlled by its switch near the rear socket.

      


2) Cooling (top)
The S7 is self sufficient in cooling terms and utilises a two high pressure 120mm fans to move air through the miner. Both fans spin at 4000rpm which
generates a noise level of 61dba at 1m, which is very loud. The fan's RPM is automatically controlled by the software but can be manually overridden for
low temperature conditions or underclocking when noise levels are a priority.

Each mining chip has its own glued on extruded aluminium heatsinks both front and back, while the front heatsinks are also nickel coated. These are much
less sharp than the previous routed heatsinks and can be handled with care.

      
 
      




3) Case (top)
A single piece of extruded aluminium serves as the S7's case, similar to the ASICMiner Cube. Small inserts align hashing boards in place while end
brackets are screwed onto either end to keep them in place and allow for fan mounting. S7's are stackable when placed on their side due to interlocking
male and female slots designed into the outside of the case.

A boxed S7 weighs 4.0kg and measures 380mm x 210mm x 220mm while the unit alone weighs 3.6kg and measures 305mm x 125mm x 155mm.

                                                                   Click here to see a 360 degree view!

      

      

      


4) Configuration (top)
The S7 is standalone and does not require an external controller.

Wiring:
  • Prepare the paperclip for the PSU's 24 pin connector.
  • Plug in the ten PCI-E cables to the miner.
  • Plug in an ethernet cable from the AntMiner to your router.

Configuration:
  • Power on the power supply using its switch at the back.
  • Make sure that your router's DHCP table is turned on. You can assume it is already on if you have a typical router.
  • Using a browser, navigate to your router and find the IP it has assigned the S7 and navigate to that IP.
  • Login using "root" as both the username and password.
  • Navigate to the page Status -> Miner Configuration. Enter your pool information in the below format.
  • Navigate to the page "Miner Status" to check mining has started.
Antpool Register!
Code:
Servers : stratum.antpool.com:3333
User    : username.worker or username_worker - auto creates workers!
Password: anypassword
GHash IO Register!
Code:
Servers : us1.ghash.io:3333
User    : username.worker  - auto creates workers!
Password: anypassword




5) Troubleshooting (top)
Under ASIC status, one chip is always an "x"?Will the miner ever beep?
  - There is a faulty chip - nothing we can do. Hash rate will be affected by ~1%.  - Possibly, there is a beeper on this controller but there is no "Miner configuration" option to disable it.

Under ASIC status, one row is almost all "x"es?

I can connect to the Antminer but the status page is blank?
  - One board may have dropped temporarily. Try hard resetting the miner by powering it on and off.  - You may have entered an incorrect miner setting causing cgminer
to crash. Post a screenshot of your configuration page if still unsure.

How do I reset settings to default?

What temperatures should I aim for?
  - Use a paper clip to press the reset button - located next to the LEDs and ethernet connector - down for 5-10 seconds. The miner will then reset with stock settings.  - Try and achieve <60°C for best hash rates, and <70°C for long lifetimes.
Temperatures over over 80°C will cause the miner to stop.

How do I change the login password?

Where can I get the latest firmware?
  - Navigate to System -> Administration. Enter the current password and enter your new one twice.  - Download from Bitmain's site.

What is the SSH login?

How can I tell what firmware version I have now?
  - Username "root", password "admin".  - Navigate to System -> Overview and look at "File System Version".

What do the LEDs on the front mean?

How do I install the latest firmware?
  - The green LED will flash when mining, and the red LED will remain on while in an error or overheat state.  - Download firmware as above. Navigate to System -> Upgrade and click
"browse". Select the downloaded file and click "Flash image". Do NOT
interrupt this process or you will brick the unit.


      


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6) Where to buy (top)

                    
            

15  Economy / Games and rounds / [Closed] Dogie's BITMAIN AntMiner S7 "Guess the Price" [Prize] on: August 22, 2015, 10:06:55 AM
What are we guessing?
The release price (in BTC) of BITMAIN's upcoming AntMiner S7.


THIS HAS ENDED. SEE HERE FOR WINNERS.


Prize
The closest answer will receive 0.15BTC and the next closest 3 will receive 0.05BTC. This is paid by me.
An additional side prize pool of 0.15BTC and 3x0.05BTC is reserved for Hero and above members.


Entry format
Please make sure you use the below format for an entry. Feel free to discuss but do so in a separate post to your entry.

Entry Format:
Code:
"username" "amount in BTC" "BTC address"
Example:
Code:
dogie 3.2 12q7Vu6Gtmpi9mGJdb1xNCj84B8YGAZDwg


Full rules
  • One entry per person
  • Only member and above accounts can enter the main prize (to reduce the impact of shills)
  • Only hero member and above accounts can enter the side prize, and are also eligible for the main prize
  • In the event of a tie, the answer offered first will win
  • If there are lots of close answers, I might add some additional smaller prizes
  • The competition will end when Bitmain announces a price, or when a price is leaked
  • I reserve the right to reject entries if they look suspicious
  • Entries not in the correct format may be rejected
  • Entries in $ or $ and BTC will be rejected. You must only guess in BTC

Sponsored by:
Dogie's Miner Setup Guides:
  ASICMiner Blade
ASICMiner Cube
ASICMiner Tube
ASICMiner Prisma
Avalon Avalon2
Avalon Avalon3
Avalon Avalon4
SpondooliesTech SP10
SpondooliesTech SP20
SpondooliesTech SP30
SpondooliesTech SP35
Technobit HEX16B
Technobit HEX8A1
Technobit HEX4M
Technobit 2HEX4M
KNCMiner Saturn/Jupiter
Bitmain AntMiner S1
Bitmain AntMiner S2
Bitmain AntMiner S3
Bitmain AntMiner S4
Bitmain AntMiner S4+
Bitmain AntMiner S5
Bitmain AntMiner C1
Bitmain AntMiner U3
RockMiner R-Box
RockMiner New R-Box
RockMiner R3-Box
RockMiner T1
HashCoins Apollo
HashCoins Ares
NonceTech Sampo
Yiazo YBF
BTCGarden AMV1
Bitmine Coincraft Desk V2
HashRatio Tsunami
XBTech Pacific 1250
BitCrane T-110
Black Arrow Prospero X1
AMT 1.25TH
C-Scape HexFury USB
C-Scape BiFury USB
MoonlightMiner NanoFury II USB
   Gigampz PSU breakout board


   Guide meta thread
   Power Supply analysis guide
   Manufacturer trustworthiness guide
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________




tldr for getting started:
Guess how much the S7 will cost on release in BTC.

Entry Format:
Code:
"username" "amount in BTC" "BTC address"
Example:
Code:
dogie 3.2 12q7Vu6Gtmpi9mGJdb1xNCj84B8YGAZDwg
16  Other / Off-topic / Happy Birthday, Theymos! on: June 15, 2015, 04:33:36 PM
I bring you cake and backup cake if you want more cake. Not too much backup cake as I ate most of the cake. There is only this cake left. Omg it smells so good.

17  Other / Meta / [Chrome/Android] Can we get a fix for unhiding ignored users' posts? on: June 02, 2015, 04:46:29 PM
Unhiding posts on chrome (and subsequently android) aren't shown posts correctly when unhiding an ignored users' post. The height of the post remains at 2 lines and so isn't readable. The only solution is to uningore and reignore the user to read that post.

Here is an example post of an ignored user (just to demonstrate) where the post has been 'expanded". Using desktop Chrome.



This is the entirity of the post, and as you can see the vast majority of the post is inappropriately hidden.

18  Other / Meta / Default Trust Visualisation [Picture Heavy!!!] [14th Sept] on: May 15, 2015, 11:11:35 PM
Dogie's Miner Setup Guides:
    ASICMiner Blade
ASICMiner Cube
ASICMiner Tube
ASICMiner Prisma
Avalon Avalon2
Avalon Avalon3
Avalon Avalon4
Avalon Avalon6
SpondooliesTech SP10
SpondooliesTech SP20
SpondooliesTech SP30
SpondooliesTech SP35
Technobit HEX16B
Technobit HEX8A1
Technobit HEX4M
Technobit 2HEX4M
KNCMiner Saturn/Jupiter
Bitmain AntMiner S1
Bitmain AntMiner S2
Bitmain AntMiner S3
Bitmain AntMiner S4
Bitmain AntMiner S4+
Bitmain AntMiner S5
Bitmain AntMiner S7
Bitmain AntMiner C1
Bitmain AntMiner U3
RockMiner R-Box
RockMiner New R-Box
RockMiner R3-Box
RockMiner T1
HashCoins Apollo
HashCoins Ares
NonceTech Sampo
Yiazo YBF
BTCGarden AMV1
Bitmine Coincraft Desk V2
HashRatio Tsunami
XBTech Pacific 1250
BitCrane T-110
Black Arrow Prospero X1
AMT 1.25TH
C-Scape HexFury USB
C-Scape BiFury USB
MoonlightMiner NanoFury II USB
    Gigampz PSU breakout board


    Guide meta thread
    DefaultTrust Visualisation
    Power Supply analysis guide
    Manufacturer trustworthiness guide
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


DefaultTrust Visualisation
Hello all, I've been playing around with new data visualisation software and thought I'd use DefaultTrust's data while learning. I've coded something that takes data from the trust list and provides it to the software, so it should be pretty quick to update it over time, or provide other variants or custom trust lists.

Comments:
  • Nodes [the names] represent accounts, and lines / arrows joining them represent additions on trust lists. Ie BadBear-> theymos represents BadBear including Theymos on his trust list.
  • Both size and color are used to visualise Depth level on Depth 2 and Depth 3 networks. See additional comments on the more complicated ones later on.
  • Doesn't visualise exclusions from DefaultTrust, those people just aren't shown, or as shown as trusted if others still trust them.
  • Only shows the highest appearance of a member in Default Trust. Ie Badbear is in multiple levels, but will only be shown in Depth 1.
  • Excludes 'upstream' list additions from Depth 2 members to Depth 1 or 0 in the non full network visualisations.
  • Does not show 'upstream' list additions from Depth 2 members to Depth 1 or 0.
  • FA2 = "Forced Atlas 2", YH = "Yifan Hu" mathematical algorithms.

2015.05.16 Depth2 FA2 [1MB]  2015.05.16 Depth2 YH [1MB]  2015.05.16 Depth2 Layered [1MB]
   


These are the same networks as if CanaryInTheMine was still in DefaultTrust with his old list. You can see the problem his list caused.
2015.05.16 Depth2 + CITM FA2 [4MB]  2015.05.16 Depth3 + CITM YH [3MB]  2015.05.16 Depth2 + CITM Layered [6MB]
   


With Depth3.
2015.05.16 Depth3 FA2 [4MB]  2015.05.16 Depth3 YH [5MB]  2015.05.16 Depth3 Layered [20MB]
   


"Depth11" trust network [See notes here]
2015.05.16 Depth11 FA2 [40MB]  2015.05.16 Depth11 FA [50MB]
 


**NEWEST** "Depth11" trust network [See notes here]
2015.09.12 Depth11 FA2 [64MB]  2015.09.12 Depth 11 YH [60MB]
 

2015.09.12 Depth11 Layered [81MB]  2015.09.12 Depth11 3D Layered [40MB]
 
19  Economy / Computer hardware / [Global Shipping] Antminer U3, New R-Box on: May 05, 2015, 11:51:13 AM
Hello all, selling some units, PM me if you are interested.

  • Pictures of the units can be found in their respective setup threads from my signature.
  • Will ship globally, with shipping charged additionally at cost.
  • Base prices are inclusive of 20% VAT for UK and EU customers.
  • Customers outside of the EU (or EU VAT registered businesses) will not be charged VAT and so may take 20% off the base price.
  • All units are used unless otherwise stated. Warranties are to be provided by the manufacturer if still valid.
  • Payment by BTC equivalent at Bitstamp rates
  • Escrow with any of the major guys is fine, you'll set it up and pay any applicable fees
  • Will lock the thread, PM me if interested.




Rockminer New R-Box - ~100GH
No controller, no PSU. Note that the name of the product is "new", the product itself is not new.

Base Price: $50 $40


Antminer U3 - ~55GH
No controller, no PSU.

Base Price: $40 $35


HashCoins Ares - ~250MH (scrypt)
Including internal controller, excluding PSUs.

Base Price: $1400 $975



Antminer S4+ - ~2570GH
Including internal controller and PSU.

Base Price: $975



Antminer S5 - ~1150GH
Including internal controller, no PSU.

Base Price: $350



ASICMiner Tube - ~830GH
Inc controller, no PSU, no controller PSU. Fan failed so will need a replacement.

Base Price: $265 $200 $180 (+$35 for 2x Corsair SP120s).



Half a SpondooliesTech SP35 - 2.7TH
Including internal controller, including 2x PSUs. One hashing board is disabled due to errors, if you can get any of the chips working on that board then consider it a bonus. Remember this also includes nearly $500 of PSUs that can be resold once mining has ended.

Base Price: $1000



Antminer S4 - 2.0TH
Including internal controller, including PSU. One fan failed and was replaced with a Corsair SP120.

Base Price: $750 $700



Technobit 2HEX4M - ~800GH
No controller, no PSU.

Base Price: $250



2x Avalon3 - ~290GH x2
Inc controller (when purchased in pair), no PSU.

Base Price: $140 for the pair



Blackarrow X1 - ~100GH
Including internal controller, inc PSU.

Base Price: $60



Bitmain Antminer C1 - 750GH
Including internal controller, no PSU, including cooling kit, including spare pump, including coolant (UK only) but only just enough left. One hashing board can be considered dead and there is a small leak somewhere inside the case. This C1 will require some love.

Base Price: $225 $200 $185
20  Bitcoin / Hardware / [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Bitmain Antminer S4+ Setup [HD] on: April 23, 2015, 06:16:11 AM
Dogie's Miner Setup Guides:
    ASICMiner Blade
ASICMiner Cube
ASICMiner Tube
ASICMiner Prisma
Avalon Avalon2
Avalon Avalon3
Avalon Avalon4
Avalon Avalon6
SpondooliesTech SP10
SpondooliesTech SP20
SpondooliesTech SP30
SpondooliesTech SP35
Technobit HEX16B
Technobit HEX8A1
Technobit HEX4M
Technobit 2HEX4M
KNCMiner Saturn/Jupiter
Bitmain AntMiner S1
Bitmain AntMiner S2
Bitmain AntMiner S3
Bitmain AntMiner S4
Bitmain AntMiner S4+
Bitmain AntMiner S5
Bitmain AntMiner S7
Bitmain AntMiner C1
Bitmain AntMiner U3
RockMiner R-Box
RockMiner New R-Box
RockMiner R3-Box
RockMiner T1
HashCoins Apollo
HashCoins Ares
NonceTech Sampo
Yiazo YBF
BTCGarden AMV1
Bitmine Coincraft Desk V2
HashRatio Tsunami
XBTech Pacific 1250
BitCrane T-110
Black Arrow Prospero X1
AMT 1.25TH
C-Scape HexFury USB
C-Scape BiFury USB
MoonlightMiner NanoFury II USB
    Gigampz PSU breakout board


    Guide meta thread
    DefaultTrust Visualisation
    Power Supply analysis guide
    Manufacturer trustworthiness guide
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Nicely formatted version available at dogiecoin.com!



Contents:
0a) What to Expect
0b) What You Need
1) Powering
2) Cooling
3) Case
4) Configuration
5) Troubleshooting
6) Where to buy


0a) What to Expect (top)
Bitmain's AntMiner S4+ upgrades the original by adding an additional 44 chips across the 4 mining boards which are cooled by 4 powerful 120mm fans. A
power efficient string design is utilised along with an internal 1600W PSU. The S4+ is standalone and does not require an external controller. Mounting ears
are included.

Hashing__________________________
Chips204x BM1382 Gen2
Hashrate~2570GH
Variable Hashrate?
Max OverclockTBD
|
Powering
Rated Voltage12V
Rated Current115A
Power Consumption1480W
PSU Included?
Mains Voltage205V - 264V
Eco Modes?
110V 15A Suitable?
PCI-E Connectors?-

Cooling________________________
Max Ambient45C
Noise @ 25C75dba
Noise @ 35C75dba
Manual Fan Speed?
|
Controller
Included?
Wireless?
DHCP? Stock?
Reset? Brick Proof?
|
Safety
Fan Guards?
Enclosed PCBs?

 

 

      
 
      


0b) What You Need (top)
You will need a few accessories to get started.


                             Click your flag to find everything you need to get started at Amazon!             
                    
                                         


1) Powering (top)
S4+'s come with a internal 1600W APW3-12-1600-B1 / B2 power supply which will power on automatically once plugged in. Please note that this PSU is
ONLY compatible with high voltage mains, between 205V and 264V. The unit will not operate outside of this range. The B1 variant utilises 12 PCI-E
connectors while the B2 variant utilises 4 pairs of M4 10 AWG spade connectors to power the hashing boards and a single PCI-E connector to power the controller
and fans.

      

      


2) Cooling (top)
The S4+ is self sufficient in cooling terms and utilises four 120x38mm fans which operate between 3500 and 4200rpm. All four are PWM controlled and
automatically react to increased temperatures. Noise levels are very high but of reasonable tone, and identical to that of the original S4. The PSU is cooled
by its own 40mm fan which remains inaudible over the main fans at all temperatures.

The rear of each hashing board is covered by a full cover aluminium heatsink with a reasonable polished finish. Each chip has individually applied thermal
paste to provide good contact. Please be careful when handling these heatsinks, they are extremely sharp.

      
 
      

      




3) Case (top)
The S4+ retains the same lightweight steel case as the original and is easy to lift and install. The case is held closed by 6 screws placed on the top
for easy internal access. The PSU's compartment is separated from the mining area and cables are neatly routed out of the way.  Please be careful when
replacing the case lid, that you make sure the grill on the lid is aligned with the PSU, else the PSU will be suffocated and may overheat.

A boxed S4+ weighs 14.4kg and measures 580mm x 5650mm x 265mm while the unit alone weighs 12.4kg and measures 440mm x 425mm x 132mm.

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4) Configuration (top)
The S4+ is standalone and does not require an external controller.

Wiring:
  • Plug in a power cable from the AntMiner to the mains.
  • Plug in an ethernet cable from the AntMiner to you router.

Configuration:
  • The unit will automatically power on when you provide it power.
  • Make sure that your router's DHCP table is turned on. You can assume it is already on if you have a typical router.
  • Using a browser, navigate to your router and find the IP it has assigned the S4+ and navigate to that IP.
  • Login using "root" as both the username and password.
  • Navigate to the page Status -> Miner Configuration. Enter your pool information in the below format. Click "Save & Apply".
  • Navigate to the page "Miner Status" to check mining has started.
Antpool Register!
Code:
Servers : stratum.antpool.com:3333
User    : username.worker or username_worker - auto creates workers!
Password: anypassword
BTCGuild Register!
Code:
Servers : stratum.btcguild.com:3333
User    : username_worker
Password: anypassword
GHash IO Register!
Code:
Servers : us1.ghash.io:3333
User    : username.worker  - auto creates workers!
Password: anypassword



5) Troubleshooting (top)
Under ASIC status, one chip is always an "x"?Will the miner ever beep?
  - There is a faulty chip - nothing we can do. Hash rate will be affected by ~1%.  - No, the beeper was removed on the S4+. The Miner configuration option
of "Beeper Ringing" does not do anything.

Under ASIC status, one row is almost all "x"es?

I can connect to the Antminer but the status page is blank?
  - One board may have dropped temporarily. Try hard resetting the miner by powering it on and off.  - You may have entered an incorrect miner setting causing cgminer
to crash. Post a screenshot of your configuration page if still unsure.

How do I reset settings to default?

What temperatures should I aim for?
  - Use a paper clip to press the reset button - located next to the LEDs and ethernet connector - down for 5-10 seconds. The miner will then reset with stock settings.  - Try and achieve <75°C for best hash rates, and <85°C for long lifetimes.
Temperatures over 90°C will cause an overheat warning to be issued and
over 95°C will cause the miner to stop.

How do I change the login password?

Where can I get the latest firmware?
  - Navigate to System -> Administration. Enter the current password and enter your new one twice.  - Download from Bitmain's site.

What is the SSH login?

How can I tell what firmware version I have now?
  - Username "root", password "admin".  - Navigate to System -> Overview and look at "File System Version".

What do the LEDs on the front mean?

How do I install the latest firmware?
  - The green LED will flash when mining, and the red LED will remain on while in an error or overheat state.  - Download firmware as above. Navigate to System -> Upgrade and click
"browse". Select the downloaded file and click "Flash image". Do NOT
interrupt this process or you will brick the unit.


      
 
 


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