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January 03, 2018, 06:35:56 AM
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I’m “patiently” awaiting an update as well.   Grin

Any update on availability here with Jeffcolo?

I know people have been patiently waiting for an update and I haven't given one in awhile. We have been expediting all of our engineering and plan reviews with a feverish pace. Unfortunately at the same time we also got an early present as Bitmain shipped a significant quantity of miners almost a month earlier than expected. Combined with the holiday season, the last 40 days have been a whirlwind.

Here is the update for everyone following this announcement.

We have 1 MW online at the moment that has validated our adapted modular design for indoor operation. Our electrical engineer has reworked the power distribution design in order to distribute the (48) 200 amp services throughout the building. Additionally we had to hire a civil engineer to work out all the new vault requirements for these new larger than life 1500 kVA transformers. All of this got submitted to local code enforcement for plan review, it passed and we received our permit to start work. Getting this all pulled together going into the holidays was no small feat. All of this information was submitted to the local utility and we are waiting for them to come back with a cost and scheduled installation date for the first transformer.

These modifications shouldn't have been that big of a deal. However we had a benefit with the outdoor version of our module. When considering code enforcement, the outdoor module was considered its own independent structure. Unfortunately when you bring all that power in under one roof there are huge changes that have to be made. I could get started on all the nuances, but it probably deserves it's own book.

Meanwhile we have contracted with a local excavation company that should be starting on the groundwork for the transformer pads and underground conduit maze. All that conduit is going to be quite the spectacle when it's all done and ready to back fill. The excavation company will have the horizontal boring work done to bring the 12 kV primary power to our new vaults.

At the same time we are having our boring work done for the electrical, we will also have boring done for our dark fiber feed into the regional internet exchange. Currently we are using symmetrical gigabit fiber from a local provider as our primary means of connectivity.

Our electrical supplier let us know that the switchgear should be delivered soon and our electrician is ready to go. We found a supplier who indicated they could have the 15,000ft of 300 MCM wire to us within 2 weeks.

While the electrical work is being done we will be having the building exterior modified to accommodate the air flow requirements for both incoming and outgoing air. A dedicated firewalled mechanical room will need to be built for power ingress.

tldr;

The good news is that things are progressing, the bad news is that we were way to optimistic about getting things done over the holidays. We are still at the mercy of the power utilities schedule, so at this time it's impossible to know precisely when things will actually be ready. However I believe all the things I described above should be done in 4-6 weeks from now and hopefully the utility will have us on their schedule for our first transformer install shortly after.

Also, we recently hired help for coordinating with customers. More importantly now than ever please use the 'hosting@jeffcolo.net' email address and you should get a far faster reply than you would from me.

As you can imagine, we are working hard every day to make this thing a reality.
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January 03, 2018, 08:52:34 PM
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Thanks for the update Jeff! Hadn't heard from you in awhile through email so I had been assuming you were super busy and had greater priorities. Good luck with everything going on!
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March 22, 2018, 09:51:32 PM
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Hi guys,

Did anyone get hosted during the last three month? I just got my A3 miners. Mining in California sucks. I reached out to other data centers. Most of them are in Washington obviously. However, they’re super expensive and even that there’s no space available. Any help?

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March 24, 2018, 01:05:41 AM
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Hi @sunbreak,

Is there any update on the project? Hasn't heard anything for quiet a while. Anxiously waiting.

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April 23, 2018, 10:50:50 PM
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Hi @sunbreak,

Is there any update on the project? Hasn't heard anything for quiet a while. Anxiously waiting.

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CryptoDance

I'm hoping for an update soon too
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