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December 27, 2012, 08:52:18 AM
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If my memory is correct, Team Avalon said, that they will release system image for their hardware at the end of December. End of Dec. is here...
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December 27, 2012, 05:56:43 PM
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If my memory is correct, Team Avalon said, that they will release system image for their hardware at the end of December. End of Dec. is here...
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You memory is perfectly correct:)

I would like to have it with quick build instructions how to build it from cvs open-wrt

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December 28, 2012, 01:22:02 AM
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Wasn't there to be a demo of some sort also?

Can't wait for it.

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December 28, 2012, 01:59:13 AM
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Wasn't there to be a demo of some sort also?

Can't wait for it.

Yep. If they're on track, we should expect it within the next week or so.
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December 28, 2012, 02:58:41 AM
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Hurry up Avalon ! 

ASICMiner has got their ASIC chip. Check this please:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=91173.msg1422891#msg1422891

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December 28, 2012, 09:43:50 AM
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Hurry up Avalon ! 

ASICMiner has got their ASIC chip. Check this please:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=91173.msg1422891#msg1422891

Huh, only just now? I thought they taped out early as September, we actually expected them to be online and mining since November. Looks like we over estimated all of our competition.

If my memory is correct, Team Avalon said, that they will release system image for their hardware at the end of December. End of Dec. is here...

Yes, work is progressing on this end, I think I'll get you guys an update within this weekend or so. If anything we will release the openWRT image first and release the updated miner later. but it is not really any different than other Atheros AR7240 CPU, Atheros AR9331 Chipset routers.

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December 28, 2012, 10:27:04 AM
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Hurry up Avalon ! 

ASICMiner has got their ASIC chip. Check this please:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=91173.msg1422891#msg1422891

Huh, only just now? I thought they taped out early as September, we actually expected them to be online and mining since November. Looks like we over estimated all of our competition.

If my memory is correct, Team Avalon said, that they will release system image for their hardware at the end of December. End of Dec. is here...

Yes, work is progressing on this end, I think I'll get you guys an update within this weekend or so. If anything we will release the openWRT image first and release the updated miner later. but it is not really any different than other Atheros AR7240 CPU, Atheros AR9331 Chipset routers.
Will the USB be like Icarus (PL2303) or something else?
I've been (very slowly) rewriting the cgminer drivers to use libusb, done MMQ, working on BFL, then if there is also a need Icarus.
The new ASIC drivers will of course be based on these USB versions (when I write them)

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December 28, 2012, 10:31:48 AM
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Hurry up Avalon !  

ASICMiner has got their ASIC chip. Check this please:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=91173.msg1422891#msg1422891

Huh, only just now? I thought they taped out early as September, we actually expected them to be online and mining since November. Looks like we over estimated all of our competition.

If my memory is correct, Team Avalon said, that they will release system image for their hardware at the end of December. End of Dec. is here...

Yes, work is progressing on this end, I think I'll get you guys an update within this weekend or so. If anything we will release the openWRT image first and release the updated miner later. but it is not really any different than other Atheros AR7240 CPU, Atheros AR9331 Chipset routers.
Will the USB be like Icarus (PL2303) or something else?
I've been (very slowly) rewriting the cgminer drivers to use libusb, done MMQ, working on BFL, then if there is also a need Icarus.
The new ASIC drivers will of course be based on these USB versions (when I write them)

kano,

if I'm not wrong, Avalon, is a stand alone unit with an ethernet connection, it is not externally controlled by a miner.

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December 28, 2012, 10:36:44 AM
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Hurry up Avalon !  

ASICMiner has got their ASIC chip. Check this please:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=91173.msg1422891#msg1422891

Huh, only just now? I thought they taped out early as September, we actually expected them to be online and mining since November. Looks like we over estimated all of our competition.

If my memory is correct, Team Avalon said, that they will release system image for their hardware at the end of December. End of Dec. is here...

Yes, work is progressing on this end, I think I'll get you guys an update within this weekend or so. If anything we will release the openWRT image first and release the updated miner later. but it is not really any different than other Atheros AR7240 CPU, Atheros AR9331 Chipset routers.
Will the USB be like Icarus (PL2303) or something else?
I've been (very slowly) rewriting the cgminer drivers to use libusb, done MMQ, working on BFL, then if there is also a need Icarus.
The new ASIC drivers will of course be based on these USB versions (when I write them)

kano,

if I'm not wrong, Avalon, is a stand alone unit with an ethernet connection, it is not externally controlled by a miner.

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No, it's got a miner in it already Smiley Which is most likely to be cgminer.

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December 28, 2012, 11:20:03 AM
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Yes, work is progressing on this end, I think I'll get you guys an update within this weekend or so. If anything we will release the openWRT image first and release the updated miner later. but it is not really any different than other Atheros AR7240 CPU, Atheros AR9331 Chipset routers.

Any update on avalon flash (will be good also 4/8/16 MB)/RAM(16/32/64/128) memory size (i guess there will be no HDD inside Smiley

The best will be flash > 4 and RAM >=64 personal opinion. With 8 Flash and 64 or 128 RAM we will be able to do whatever we like install php,web server, vpn or whatever comes handy
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December 28, 2012, 02:38:41 PM
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I have a few TL-WR703Ns around already, with their 4MB of flash.  I suppose I could add USB storage if more is needed.

I guess it's possible to solo mine without having to download and store the entire blockchain somewhere.  I've just never seen it done.  I imagine Avalon will just hook up to a pool server or a regular bitcoind node, and not by itself be capable of solo mining, correct?

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December 28, 2012, 03:50:55 PM
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I have a few TL-WR703Ns around already, with their 4MB of flash.  I suppose I could add USB storage if more is needed.

I guess it's possible to solo mine without having to download and store the entire blockchain somewhere.  I've just never seen it done.  I imagine Avalon will just hook up to a pool server or a regular bitcoind node, and not by itself be capable of solo mining, correct?

My guess is they'll have a configuration page where you can make edits to the parameters passed to cgminer. I do hope they'll let us ssh into it. If the past firmwares for OpenWRT for Icarus mining is any indication, ngzhang has always went the "be more open" route. I wonder if xiangfu is still around, he had a custom firmware for the 1043ND I used that I really enjoyed.

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December 28, 2012, 04:04:17 PM
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PS: If i find a way to make proper cooling for asic unit and there is a hack (which will come with a time)  so that ASIC can be plugged in regular Linux PC i will take that route personally. But this option will not be available from day one though.

Why not, take out the USB cord and plug it into your computer instead, not sure if you want to do this though considering openWRT runs the miners just fine. e.g. cgminer. not to mention there are other airflow reasons you do not want to change the unit, unless you want to run a USB cord out of the unit to an external PC for example.

I have a few TL-WR703Ns around already, with their 4MB of flash.  I suppose I could add USB storage if more is needed.

the openWRT controller is very similar to the TL-WR703n, you can plug in a USB storage if you want.

My guess is they'll have a configuration page where you can make edits to the parameters passed to cgminer. I do hope they'll let us ssh into it. If the past firmwares for OpenWRT for Icarus mining is any indication, ngzhang has always went the "be more open" route. I wonder if xiangfu is still around, he had a custom firmware for the 1043ND I used that I really enjoyed.

We are working with xiangfu, and you are correct. We have always practiced what we preach when it comes to open source. This time will be no different.

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December 28, 2012, 11:41:06 PM
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@ Avalon team

Will there be any demos before you ship out the product?

Have there been any changes to the power usage specs?


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December 29, 2012, 05:21:43 AM
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Any news/update regarding how much power the final product will consume?


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December 31, 2012, 06:28:30 PM
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Is it my imagination or is this thread sort of abandoned by the Avalon Team?


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December 31, 2012, 06:30:12 PM
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Is it my imagination or is this thread sort of abandoned by the Avalon Team?
Lol you only have to look 3 posts up to find an Avalon Team Member :-)
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Is it my imagination or is this thread sort of abandoned by the Avalon Team?
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That's like 3 days ago - practically years in Internet Time!
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Is it my imagination or is this thread sort of abandoned by the Avalon Team?
Lol you only have to look 3 posts up to find an Avalon Team Member :-)

That's like 3 days ago - practically years in Internet Time!
Well, it's been more than once that I have asked a question but it has gone unanswered. Perhaps they are busy? <shrug>


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Is it my imagination or is this thread sort of abandoned by the Avalon Team?
Lol you only have to look 3 posts up to find an Avalon Team Member :-)

That's like 3 days ago - practically years in Internet Time!
Well, it's been more than once that I have asked a question but it has gone unanswered. Perhaps they are busy? <shrug>

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