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1  Other / Archival / Re: . on: July 05, 2016, 11:15:47 PM
Thank you for the organizing the drawing!  I will take 89, d9 or f8.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company kncminer.com on: September 12, 2015, 08:22:01 PM
Ok guys V.99b has been officially released to paid members. Please go to your paid membership page and download: http://bitcoinlasvegas.net/kncminer-titan-custom-firmware-mod-paid-membership-page/

If you paid and have a login account, it will let you through. If you paid and it does not let you through, then I need to manually add you. That means just register a username on my site, and email me at Titan@bitcoinlasvegas.net and tell me your a premium member and tell me your username. Ill verify your account and then upgrade you to premium, and email you back. From then on youll always have access to the premium page. If you want to be automatically notified about updates, then see the note on the premium membership page.

Thanks Vegas

Just want to thank you and Gentarkin for continuing to improve this mod!  I have installed the latest premium V.99b to all 3 Titan Controllers and they are all running well so far.  I do noticed a bit more hashrate fluctuation, but that's probably expected since it has been hot where I am at and the new software is doing a better job of keeping the cubes at a safe temperature.

May I make a suggest for the next firmware release?  How about adding some kind of scheduler to turn off bfgminer/mining at certain configurable hours, when it is hot or when the electricity rate is at the highest during peak hours?  This is more for future consideration if Litecoin difficulty continues to rise faster than the norm.  We can turn off mining when it is unprofitable and turn it back on when it is profitable.
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company kncminer.com on: September 09, 2015, 05:07:49 AM
GenTarkin/Vegaguy,

Awesome works you guys are doing here!  The overall Error Rate % is nice to see, but is it possible to break it down to Hardware % error rate per die like what it was done by the KnCMinion?  I found this information very helpful to find the lowest voltage setting for each die while keeping the HW % below 1%.  On some problematic die, I actually have to up the voltage and lower the clock frequency to keep HW Error % to an acceptable level.

https://github.com/p4fg/kncminion

{"STATUS":[{"STATUS":"S","When":1441579822,"Code":9,"Msg":"13 PGA(s)","Description":"bfgminer 5.2.0"}],"DEVS":[{"PGA":0,"Name":"KNC","ID":0,"ProcID":0,"Enabled":"Y","Status":"Alive","Device Elapsed":37548,"MHS av":11.558,"MHS 20s":12.863,"MHS rolling":12.863,"Accepted":202,"Rejected":0,"Hardware Errors":165,"Utility":0.323,"Stale":1,"Last Share Pool":0,"Last Share Time":1441579605,"Total MH":433976.2463,"Diff1 Work":101.43922169,"Work Utility":0.162,"Difficulty Accepted":101.16761480,"Difficulty Rejected":0,"Difficulty Stale":0.50195311,"Last Share Difficulty":0.50195311,"Last Valid Work":1441579820,"Device Hardware%":0.6338,"Device Rejected%":0.0000},{"PGA":1,

Yeah, whats you do is ssh into the pi & do screen -r then "m"
That will show you the per die HW% error rate.

Im not really bent on putting that much info in the webgui, cuz eventually it will just get cluttered n ugly and have stuff not everyone needs.

I am aware of the "screen -r" command.  I used it on my Neptune to check the HW % for each individual die.  However for some reason, it doesn't work on any one of my Titan Raspberry pi controllers.  It always gives me the error "There is no screen to be resumed" message.

I don't meant to ask to display every single individual stats, I think the HW error % next to each die is helpful to have for optimizing the Titan since most dies can handle under-clocking to run cooler and use less power while maintaining less than 1% HW error rate.  Just a suggestion to try to make the Titan firmware mod even better.

root@raspberrypi:~# screen -r
There is no screen to be resumed.

root@raspberrypi:~# ps -ef | grep screen
root     26242  4568  0 04:55 pts/1    00:00:00 grep screen

root@raspberrypi:~# ps -ef | grep bfgminer
pi       18249     1  0 Sep07 ?        00:00:10 /usr/bin/SCREEN -S cgminer -t cgminer -m -d sh -c while true; do waas >/dev/null 2>/dev/null ; /home/pi/bfgminer/bfgminer --api-listen --api-allow=W:127.0.0.1/24 -c /config/cgminer.conf -Q 10 --scrypt -S titan:auto; done
pi       18250 18249  0 Sep07 pts/0    00:00:00 sh -c while true; do waas >/dev/null 2>/dev/null ; /home/pi/bfgminer/bfgminer --api-listen --api-allow=W:127.0.0.1/24 -c /config/cgminer.conf -Q 10 --scrypt -S titan:auto; done
pi       18529 18250 17 Sep07 pts/0    06:08:57 /home/pi/bfgminer/bfgminer --api-listen --api-allow=W:127.0.0.1/24 -c /config/cgminer.conf -Q 10 --scrypt -S titan:auto
root     26613  4568  0 04:55 pts/1    00:00:00 grep bfgminer

4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company kncminer.com on: September 06, 2015, 11:13:29 PM
GenTarkin/Vegaguy,

Awesome works you guys are doing here!  The overall Error Rate % is nice to see, but is it possible to break it down to Hardware % error rate per die like what it was done by the KnCMinion?  I found this information very helpful to find the lowest voltage setting for each die while keeping the HW % below 1%.  On some problematic die, I actually have to up the voltage and lower the clock frequency to keep HW Error % to an acceptable level.

https://github.com/p4fg/kncminion

{"STATUS":[{"STATUS":"S","When":1441579822,"Code":9,"Msg":"13 PGA(s)","Description":"bfgminer 5.2.0"}],"DEVS":[{"PGA":0,"Name":"KNC","ID":0,"ProcID":0,"Enabled":"Y","Status":"Alive","Device Elapsed":37548,"MHS av":11.558,"MHS 20s":12.863,"MHS rolling":12.863,"Accepted":202,"Rejected":0,"Hardware Errors":165,"Utility":0.323,"Stale":1,"Last Share Pool":0,"Last Share Time":1441579605,"Total MH":433976.2463,"Diff1 Work":101.43922169,"Work Utility":0.162,"Difficulty Accepted":101.16761480,"Difficulty Rejected":0,"Difficulty Stale":0.50195311,"Last Share Difficulty":0.50195311,"Last Valid Work":1441579820,"Device Hardware%":0.6338,"Device Rejected%":0.0000},{"PGA":1,"Name":"KNC","ID":0,"ProcID":1,"Enabled":"Y","Status":"Alive","Device Elapsed":37559,"MHS av":18.602,"MHS 20s":21.531,"MHS rolling":21.531,"Accepted":311,"Rejected":1,"Hardware Errors":145,"Utility":0.497,"Stale":0,"Last Share Pool":0,"Last Share Time":1441579820,"Total MH":698653.6059,"Diff1 Work":163.30589201,"Work Utility":0.261,"Difficulty Accepted":155.19976348,"Difficulty Rejected":0.50195311,"Difficulty Stale":0,"Last Share Difficulty":0.50195311,"Last Valid Work":1441579820,"Device Hardware%":0.3470,"Device Rejected%":0.3074},{"PGA":2,"Name":"KNC","ID":0,"ProcID":2,"Enabled":"Y","Status":"Alive","Device Elapsed":37559,"MHS av":19.561,"MHS 20s":13.142,"MHS rolling":13.142,"Accepted":330,"Rejected":1,"Hardware Errors":189,"Utility":0.527,"Stale":2,"Last Share Pool":0,"Last Share Time":1441579624,"Total MH":734674.2886,"Diff1 Work":171.72550035,"Work Utility":0.274,"Difficulty Accepted":164.96378601,"Difficulty Rejected":0.50195311,"Difficulty Stale":1.00390622,"Last Share Difficulty":0.50195311,"Last Valid Work":1441579822,"Device Hardware%":0.4298,"Device Rejected%":0.2923},{"PGA":3,"Name":"KNC","ID":1,"ProcID":0,"Enabled":"Y","Status":"Alive","Device Elapsed":37559,"MHS av":20.385,"MHS 20s":24.047,"MHS rolling":24.047,"Accepted":365,"Rejected":3,"Hardware 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5  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: [ANN] Sfards: SF100-the first 28nm Dual-Mode Miner gets into mass production on: June 25, 2015, 08:44:49 AM
I expect these rigs to be no less than $500.00 USD each [including shipping].  That would be $50,000 minimum ...

You didn't hear from me, but try tripling the price - $1500 USD...
6  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: The Habanero Project - Third Party HF Mining Board on: May 05, 2014, 06:22:41 PM

$1500 Habanero
   $95 H80i http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Series-Extreme-Performance-Liquid/dp/B009ZN03AA
  $170 Rosewill 1kW Gold 83A single 12v+ http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-CAPSTONE-1000-M-Continuous-Certified-Modular/dp/B00GMDENMA/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1399087596&sr=1-3

Grand Total = ~700 GH/s for $1765 without controller

Same price as ~6 S1 Antminers
~$1500 = 6 X ~$250 (.55 BTC)
~  $240 = 6 X 500W EVGA PSU http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-80PLUS-Certified-ATX12V-100-W1-0500-KR/dp/B00H33SFJU/ref=sr_1_20?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1399088255&sr=1-20

Grand Total = ~1100 GH/s for $1740 no controller needed

Yes the S1s pull double the power... but for 50%+ the hashrate in this pricing comparison.

They also have already been assembled so are stack-able, do not require CAT5 if you want to use the wireless and are also in stock now.

No offense MrTeal... I just agree that the Habanero missed its comparable price mark...

Nice analysis!  Just to be fair, if the power usage is double, an extra 700W can cost an extra $100/month if you live in high electricity cost area ($0.20/kWh).  On the other hand, the price of the S1 is constantly adjusting downward and has just dropped to 0.532 BTC.  With the price of BTC continue to be depressed at $430/BTC, the equivalent four S1 Antminers (720 Gh) is only $920.  So the Habanero is almost $600 more expensive.  Whether or not the energy and space saving is worth it is up to the individual miner.  I do hope MrTeal will reconsider their pricing especially considering the warranty is better with Antminers 90 days vs 14 days and Antminers ship in 2 days vs pre-order (how many days?).
7  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: The Habanero Project - Third Party HF Mining Board on: May 01, 2014, 05:05:26 PM
I invite you to, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

MrTeal, what will the warranty be like for the Habanero?  Is it only 30 days like HashFast?

What do you think about the threat of a large HF creditor petitioning the court to force HashFast into receivership/bankruptcy?  Since you are not buying your chips from HashFast, you might be somewhat insulated if and when the court receiver comes knocking to ask for the chips/money back to repay HF creditors (un-refunded customers)?
8  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: The Habanero Project - Third Party HF Mining Board on: May 01, 2014, 09:28:44 AM
Sorry for the delay in opening the store everyone. The project is still on track and production is set to start in less than two weeks, but we're working through a few setup issues and making sure everything works smoothly with the cart and the shipping plugins before opening it to the public.
Thanks for your patience.

Happy days Smiley
I believe that by this time you have a very good idea on pricing.

Can you share a rough price per unit please ?

Thank you very much

Look like someone has already made a HashFast EVO clone 750GH/s in stock now for $1500

9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company kncminer.com on: April 30, 2014, 10:11:10 PM


That's why I said remotely close.  Knowing Avenger, I don't believe he will knowingly say anything nice about KnC, but this one comes close.

So I still don't get why all the hates for KnC when they have essentially absorbing the 50+ % drop in bitcoin value.   Yet I don't see as much hatred on the HashFast forum where most people who ordered there lost 75% of their bitcoin value (a gain of 4-5x for HashFast) and none of the B2- B4 pre-order customers have received any refund or any response from HashFast.

Did you totally miss about 300 posts in the hashfast thread where we expressed our dissatisfaction with hashfast and decided to lawyer up??  There is nothing more to say in that thread that hasn't been said before.  Hashfast is scum and I expected much more from KNC, but alas, it seems they are following the same footsteps.

Time to give Spondoolies a chance I guess.

Let's compare apple to apple, 16 posts on the Hashfast forum since 9am April 29th.  5 pages worth of 20 posts per page = 100 posts on KnC since 9am April 29th.   Not sure if KnC has 6x as many customers or just 6x as many trolls.
10  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: [ANN] Spondoolies-Tech launches a new line of ASIC miners - Best W/GH/s ratio on: April 30, 2014, 07:05:31 PM
@spondoolies

Will there be some kind of bonus for the guys who bought the first sp10/sp30 bundle? They payed around 9000$ per sp30 and those are now only 4500$.

These are your most loyal customers, who trusted you from the start and put their money where their mouth was.

Essentially they payed double the amount for only 2 weeks earlier delivery....

I'm sure Spondoolies would have given you similar discount if you bought 250 SP30's, or organized a group buy and sold 250 minimum.

you still have time to buy more by joining in current group buy sale before it closes in 3 hours.  
This would be true if all units went to one customer.
However spondoolies has to manage shipping and payment on a per-customer basis.

I don´t demand anything, i would just like to hear from spondoolies regarding the topic.

These are the most loyal customers who bought their sp30 at~9000$ as part of a bundle.
Early adopters should be rewarded and not punished for making an order.
This is why i ask wether there will be any kind of bonus for these most loyal customers, who trusted spondoolies when they hadn´t shipped anything yet.
There wasn´t even the 10% off chance etc. at the beginning.

While i value the input from every community member regarding this topic, i actually just want a short statement from spondoolies.
I only posted it on the forums because i think many early adopters are wondering the same thing, and i value spondoolies as a company with great integrety.

I know of one community member who bought more than 10 of these bundles, and if i were him, this would be one of the most urgent questions for spondoolies, as without any offer, he would have overpayed by more than 45000$ on a bulk order, while every single customer buying just one unit only has to pay half the price now.


Actually you guys had it backward, early adopters always paid more, because they have the privilege and distinction of receiving something new before everybody else ($5,000 Gold iPhone 5S).  So I am not sure why you guys would believe bitcoin miners behave any differently now that mining is becoming more mature and competitive (as opposed to the day when Avalon first arrived).

You paid more because it is the latest and greatest (for now), it will mine more coins, development/manufacturer cost need to be paid for.  And quite frankly, they are charging as much as their competitors and people are willing to pay at that time.  And guess what, if you think the price they charge is high, you can wait for the better deal.  Let some other suckers overpay or maybe there is none so the manufacturer will be forced to lower their prices, so you win in either case.

In the end, it doesn't really matter, with all of the new miners coming online.  KnC building as much Neptune for self-mining.  ASICMiner selling 100's of PH of chips.  Spondoolies-Tech will have no choice but to self-mine as margin is cutting to razor-thin level in a matter of months.  None of the current pre-orders will be closed to ROI.  There will be much better deals to be had by the end of the year if you are patient.
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company kncminer.com on: April 30, 2014, 06:49:03 PM
I'm satisfied. Paid ~14BTC and i got 28.09BTC.
Nice

Wow, had the world gone mad?  Did the sun rise from the West today?  Of your 1000+ Posts, I think this is the first time you said something remotely close to being "Nice" about KnC  Grin

Smiley I think the "Nice" reply is for the fact that i doubled my bitcoins without doing anything, not for the fact that KnC held up to their agreement. So i guess we will have to wait more until Avenger will post anything "nice" about KnC

That's why I said remotely close.  Knowing Avenger, I don't believe he will knowingly say anything nice about KnC, but this one comes close.

So I still don't get why all the hates for KnC when they have essentially absorbing the 50+ % drop in bitcoin value.   Yet I don't see as much hatred on the HashFast forum where most people who ordered there lost 75% of their bitcoin value (a gain of 4-5x for HashFast) and none of the B2- B4 pre-order customers have received any refund or any response from HashFast.
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company kncminer.com on: April 30, 2014, 06:05:07 PM
I'm satisfied. Paid ~14BTC and i got 28.09BTC.
Nice

Wow, had the world gone mad?  Did the sun rise from the West today?  Of your 1000+ Posts, I think this is the first time you said something remotely close to being "Nice" about KnC  Grin
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company kncminer.com on: April 22, 2014, 07:14:33 AM
Somebody said that whole setup is about 17PH.  It's fucking disgusting how they compete with their customers like that.  "Customer Appreciation" & "Network Protection"...thanks KnC.

Not defending KnC at all, but I would have to say they did come through on their promise of not shipping any device in Dec 2013, Jan and Feb 2014.  They waited until March to start building and bringing their massive mining operation online.

14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company kncminer.com on: March 31, 2014, 08:28:19 PM

2025


You are so smooth at running your mouth that you forgot to use the best tool on your body...  You know the one inside your skull...  Or maybe you are having brain diarrhea...
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company kncminer.com on: March 31, 2014, 07:36:58 PM


tape out is just that - tape out. you are at least correct that cybershuttle has nothing to do with full mask, and as I pointed out in my blog - the time-frames, from tape-out are similar (cybershuttle / full-mask). Full mask happens post tape-out. you know F__K ALL - go back to selling snake oil.

again, I will reiterate, my blog post was not directed at any one manufacturer. But I do understand your frustration, as the news just means it will be longer til you can get your photo taken with your #1 neptune (which will not have decent burn in and will likely set your house on fire).

It is funny (or rather ironic) that you are the one who is acting like the "Know it all" or at least that's what you are so desperately trying to believe that you result into name calling in back-to-back posts.  You know what they say, whoever screams the loudest knows the least...

How much Ego does one must possess to create a new post about a "news" and quoting his own blog as source and proof of this news?  As if that wasn't enough, that said egotistical person has the gut to post a Please Donate at the end..  As if he is providing a great service to everyone.  You are a sad, sad little man.  I am sorry for you.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=551261.0
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company kncminer.com on: March 31, 2014, 02:14:15 AM
Have you every bought co-location space in your life to store your own servers? They charge you per-circuit and not for the power you use. There is at least one state in the US that has the lowest power costs out of all the other states that would be a good place for setting up cloud mining sites. There was a story recently on YouTube of a guy who setup his own mining in this state; which they wouldn't name; in a co-location, he was making 8 million a week in Bitcoin mining and was using 1mw of power. (Yes..Mega Watt)

That's funny, because I was going to ask you the same thing.  They don't care about power as they usually give you a set amount of power depend on the amount of rack spaces you are leasing:  typically 20-amp 220-V for a full 42U rack, with only 16-amp usable = 3.3kW, enough to power a whopping one 3TH miner.  You can't plug any more equipment in the rack and power it from the same circuit as it will overload and trip the circuit breaker.  You will have to pay additional fee to get more power in, typically at least $200+ per additional 20-amp circuit and that's without any A+B redundancy power feeds.  That's right for power redundancy, you will have to pay another $200 for 20-AMP of standby power that you cannot use.  Otherwise if one of your circuit went out even for just a split second (due to power failure/UPS/breaker), you will now be running twice the power on the second circuit thus tripping the breaker on that circuit and all your equipment is shut down...  How do I know?  I was responsible for relocating all of my last company's servers from the various offices into a colocation with redundant power feeds from the power company, backup diesel generators, redundant climate control, redundant data circuit, secure access, etc..  I shopped around extensively and it is not cheap.  My current employer has almost 1000 servers at their off-site data center and they spent several millions per years in data center costs.  That's not even counting the salary of the staffs necessary to support such a large DC operations.
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company kncminer.com on: March 30, 2014, 10:19:54 AM

I don't understand - 4Thps for $10000 vs 3 Thps for $11000 ? How much do you think electricity costs will be?


I don't know about everyone else but I've reached the limit of what my house can hold, physically and electrically.  I also happen to live in a desert environment and it's starting to get pretty warm during the day.

So it's time to rid myself of my first gen gear to make room for the newer miners arriving soon.  But then, I'm back at (or above) my max capacity.  And with cloudmining suddenly becoming competetive with hardware sales, it couldn't come at a better time for me.

Think about it, 3TH for $11,000 for 5 years = 3kw * 24hr * 365 days * 5 years * 10-cent kWh = $13,140 for electricity alone = -$2,140 (loss) for PBMining?  That's not even considering the cost of Bitcoin hardware? (Wait, where did they find the money to pay for the 3TH miner if they can't even pay for electricity?)  Where is money to pay for A/C cooling (unless they are in the Arctic Circle), data center cost (or at least renting out a space), Internet, power redundancy for a large operations, administration...  Where is any evident of their rapidly growing mining operations?  Have they provide proof that they are paying people from freshly minted bitcoins and not simply transferring from new investment from new victims?   Looks and smells  like a classic ponzi to me.  You might eventually get out with your original money or even make a little bit if you are one of the first victims, but you know what happen to all ponzi eventually once they can't keep the growth rate up...

Check out the PBMining thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=484355.100


You're the third (i think) person to make their first post in this thread in defence of PBMining.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?all=;topic=100696.0

Ponzi Indicators
1. High rate of return - Tick for PBMining
2.  Provides no evidence of business activity - Tick for PBMining
3. Business activity is "speculation" - no
4. Steady rates of return - PBmining pays the theoretical rate per gh
5. Increasing demand for capital - MAJOR tick, jumped from 14th to 64 in weeks....

Unlike a regular business which has its largest demand for capital at the start, the ponzi starts off with a very small amount of capital ("refuses" deposits), and then grows rapidly.  An increasing demand for capital makes sense only if the business can show what the money is being used for.  A ponzi will need to have its capital grow at a standard rate that exceeds the withdrawals, whereas a legitimate business will have a varying rate of investment.

6. Operator hides their identity - Big tick for PBmining (I have found out who they are)
7. A Super Majority of Non-Investors view it as a Ponzi - Not sure, but certainly many people think so.
8. They advertise a "Limited Availability" tick for pbmining

I'd add 9  - offer referrals to bring in new business - and 10 - use shill accounts to pump their scheme.

They tick 6 or 7 out of 8 for the "how to spot a ponzi" thread list, and 8 or 9 out of 10 if you add my two to the list.




18  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: HashFast announces specs for new ASIC: 400GH/s on: March 29, 2014, 08:34:15 AM
As someone who has been in hardware development for many years, EVERY bitcoin ASIC vendor has mainly had issues with the Board design, and Thermals/Mechanicals.

Once the chip design is done, its real easy to call the Chip FAB up and ask for chips...

HashFast - Original board VS Yoli 70% more performance with just a board change
KNC -  Ran out of VR modules because they bought an off the shelf part.  Then had Capacitors catch fire probably due to not spec for enough ripple current.
BFL-  Yea... Everything.  missed their power budget by 5x  
Cointerra-  Very complex board with heavy components on the backside.  cant be build fast.   Their issues are probably signal integrity and power related which explains the way less than 2Th.
Avalon-  Dont even want to talk about their problems.   Im still pissed.

ALL of these companies Im sure have trays of chips sitting on shelves doing nothing.     Their issues are that they cant build boards fast enough, or they dont know how to properly design a power regulator, or they cant cool the chip they designed.


-Smily


I don't have time to read up on the other companies, but you are wrong to compare KnC to HashFast.  KnC finished their PCB design and had the PCB in hand ready for functional, power and thermal testing 5 weeks before their packaged ASIC chips arrived.  Yes, later on they encountered a shortage of the GE DC/DC power modules (they bought the entire global supply), but they came up with a good solution thanks to their over-engineering.  And that solution did not involved delaying shipment for months unlike HashFast.  MrTeal allured to possible supply chain issue with Hashfast, but who know if that's really the truth or if anything HF had ever said was true.  Regardless, I wonder what were they doing while they were waiting for their ASIC to arrive?  When did they came up with the PCB design, tested it and mass-produced it?  When the chip finally arrived?

 
https://www.kncminer.com/news/news-30
Getting Closer
8/21/2013
3:20:00 PM
 
Today we have our PCB’s back from the assembly house. These boards will each contain one ASIC chip and be individually connected to the main controller board. The Chip in the picture below is an FPGA which we are using to emulate the full functionality of the boards.
 
The entire space you can see in the middle of the  DC/DC modules (GE Critical Power DC/DC CONVERTER 0.45-2V 40A SMD)  will be consumed by our ASIC.  
 
We would also like to share some facts about our boards with you.
 
  • The DC/DC modules we have on our boards are the largest and best quality available from GE Critical Power. Each capable of 40 amps making the max available 320 amps per ASIC
  • Our PCB laminat is not standard either. It has been given extra thick copper layers and multiple power and ground plains which enable it to more than handle our requirements.
  • We will be using these boards to fully validate the entire setup. They will consume the same power, make the same noise level, produce the same heat and run the same RTL code. The only difference will be related to hashing.



We would also like to take this opportunity to explain our design philosophy.
 
Our entire design strategy is based on time to market, We have as you can see over specified the PCB by quite some way, our ASIC will only consume an absolute maximum of 250 watts and we know the PCB can cope with 320  watts. This is the level of design margins we employ.
 
So you can use the following to see how safe our design is.

  • We have used a VERY large package for our die, not because our die is large, but to make sure we can handle the power and heat requirements.
  • We have used more DC/DC modules than strictly necessary
  • We have used the most pessimistic/conservative estimates in all of our simulations. Including but not limited to Yield, Performance, Power and Heat  
  • For example while testing each part of the chain. We have tested our onboard Linux device to make sure it can handle up to 1.2TH ( The controller board also has and expansion for additional linux devices for future upgrade/ second generation)
19  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: HashFast announces specs for new ASIC: 400GH/s on: March 29, 2014, 05:16:43 AM
SO WHAT NOW WHAT? HASFAST USE NOW OUR MONEY TO PAY THEIR LAWSUITS?
Precisely.
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Actually it is worst than that, they are selling Golden Nonce ASIC chips mostly funded by their B1 (MPP), B2, B3, B4 customers to MrTeal and gateway (remember this http://eligius.st/~gateway/news/quick-visit-hashfast-hq) so they can afford to pay their lawyers to fight against these same customers.  What Irony?  Is MrTeal really that ignorant and actually believe what HashFast said is true (no delay to existing customers) or blinded by $$$ = don't give a damn?  I wonder if these same lawyers will go after whoever receives Golden Nonce chips before all prepaid customers receive their products?

The Habanero Project - Third Party HF Mining Board

I can't speak to how accurate all my information is and I'm not sure an official post from HashFast explaining all the reasons that the products are delayed is going to be forthcoming, but all I can say on the chip issue is that I've been told that the sale of excess chip inventory doesn't take product from the existing preorder customers since chips aren't the limiting factor they have.

Submitted by gateway on Sun, 12/22/2013 - 12:48
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company kncminer.com on: March 28, 2014, 03:14:56 PM

Except in 50 minutes Alpha Tech will start taking orders on their 650Mh unit:

We say this as we anticipate by the time competition’s product is released our next batch will be due shortly ensuring we can again stay one step ahead. At this point we would like to guarantee a minimum of 650 Mh/s for our second batch, this figure is just a preliminary minimum and it is more likely than not to be higher.


What?  No magical rainbow unicorn included?  That's the least they can include with their made-up 650 Mh my a__ miner.  So Alpha-T had gone from having a top-of-line scrypt miner capable of only 25Mh to 95Mh and is now capable of designing a 650 Mh in a matter of 10 days?  Really what do you expect them to say?  We can't compete and everybody will just ask for a refund and they die without being able to pay for taping out.  Come-on now KnC, you can for sure make the Titan 1TH with all the cash from your bitcoin money machines!
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