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February 02, 2013, 02:08:02 PM
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I know this is way off topic - but there is a good reason most servers use Xeon's and ECC ram... it's called reliability.

Sure, I understand that perhaps for what you want to do, that combination doesn't work very well, but don't diss hosting companies for using something reliable for services that need to be... well... reliable Smiley
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February 07, 2013, 07:42:02 AM
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Mining with CPU is inefficient.   Since GPU mining started the network hash rate hash made it so that CPU mining generates very little value.  With the new ASIC miner hitting the markets the GPU mining is over.

I wrote a blog article that will help you understand the value of mining hash rate as it compares to the network hash rate : http://bitcoinsbs.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/how-much-mhash-does-it-take-to-mine-1-btc/

Then to understand the mining hash rate of the mining devices look here : https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison

If you are interested in ASIC mining, there are two companies Butterfly Labs and Avalon that seem to be the way to go.  You'll be on a waiting list for either company.

For a comparison with CPU mining you might get 10 MH/sec, GPU depending on the card up to 800 MH.s with lots of power consumption,  FPGA you'll get less power consumption and just as high of rates for the money.  The cost of power is an issue at the present time.  ASIC change that some as they use a lot less power.  ASIC run about 60 GH/s depending on the unit.  Avalons 60 GH unit uses about 600w and BFL 60 GH unit is supposed to only use 60w.

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February 07, 2013, 07:52:54 AM
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I wrote a blog article that will help you understand the value of mining hash rate as it compares to the network hash rate : http://bitcoinsbs.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/how-much-mhash-does-it-take-to-mine-1-btc/


Many interesting articles on that blog - I encourage everyone to give it a look. There'll be something explained there that you didn't know much about.

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February 07, 2013, 10:44:30 AM
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I know this is way off topic - but there is a good reason most servers use Xeon's and ECC ram... it's called reliability.

Sure, I understand that perhaps for what you want to do, that combination doesn't work very well, but don't diss hosting companies for using something reliable for services that need to be... well... reliable Smiley

i can understand enterprise grade HDD's and such for regular business use

not ECC RAM

it doesn't have anything to do with what I want to do, it has to do with how often failure of RAM causes data loss.  i have not had it happen once, since my first PC/XT in '87

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February 11, 2013, 12:40:46 PM
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it doesn't have anything to do with what I want to do, it has to do with how often failure of RAM causes data loss.  i have not had it happen once, since my first PC/XT in '87
Not that you know of. There could be a couple of bits wrong that you've never noticed.
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February 12, 2013, 02:18:50 PM
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it doesn't have anything to do with what I want to do, it has to do with how often failure of RAM causes data loss.  i have not had it happen once, since my first PC/XT in '87
Not that you know of. There could be a couple of bits wrong that you've never noticed.
yeah, and I'm also not storing vital scientific research or CIA records on my computer, either

like i said earlier, the vast majority of the ppl that request ECC ram, are wasting their money

though actually, back in the day,  nearly all RAM was ECC, wasn't it?  i think they removed it for performance gains

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