Bitcoin Forum
October 16, 2018, 05:01:43 AM *
News: Make sure you are not using versions of Bitcoin Core other than 0.17.0 [Torrent], 0.16.3, 0.15.2, or 0.14.3. More info.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2 »  All
  Print  
Author Topic: Where else can we use ASIC machines?  (Read 2761 times)
st0nefish
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 182
Merit: 100


View Profile
January 26, 2017, 08:57:19 AM
 #1

ASIC machines are specially manufactured machines for bitcoin mining. What else can we do with these machines. Are there any other areas where we can use these devices?
1539666103
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1539666103

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1539666103
Reply with quote  #2

1539666103
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1539666103
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1539666103

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1539666103
Reply with quote  #2

1539666103
Report to moderator
1539666103
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1539666103

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1539666103
Reply with quote  #2

1539666103
Report to moderator
mocacinno
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1372
Merit: 1218


https://mocacinno.com


View Profile WWW
January 26, 2017, 09:00:23 AM
 #2

ASIC machines are specially manufactured machines for bitcoin mining. What else can we do with these machines. Are there any other areas where we can use these devices?

No... If you pick up a really cheap and silent older ASIC, you can use it as a space heater while mining, but that's about the only other thing you can use them for...

-ck
Moderator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2674
Merit: 1143


Ruu \o/


View Profile WWW
January 26, 2017, 09:45:05 AM
 #3

There are four other recognised uses for ASICs depending on their physical size: Paperweight, book end, door stop and boat anchor.

In short, no. They really are that specialised for mining sha256d coins that they can't be used for anything else.

Developer/maintainer for cgminer and ckpool/ckproxy.
ZERO FEE Pooled mining at ckpool.org, 1% Fee Solo mining at solo.ckpool.org
-ck
unsoindovo
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1554
Merit: 1014


View Profile
January 26, 2017, 09:46:30 AM
 #4

ASIC machines are specially manufactured machines for bitcoin mining. What else can we do with these machines. Are there any other areas where we can use these devices?
ASIC can do just one things...
but better than any other processor.
the problem of this machine is that when diff goes up, and will come out newest and powerfull miners.. probably like bitMain S10, the value of oldest S9/R4 will fall down really fast...
and you must be able to sell it fast to ensure yours ROI...

os2sam
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2478
Merit: 1001


Think for yourself


View Profile
January 26, 2017, 10:15:42 AM
 #5

There are four other recognised uses for ASICs depending on their physical size: Paperweight, book end, door stop and boat anchor.

Don't forget the Block Erupter Bottle Opener.  Where is that pic?

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?
ArcCsch
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 224
Merit: 100


▲ Portable backup power source for mining.


View Profile
January 26, 2017, 12:03:32 PM
 #6

ASICs meant for bitcoin mining are no good for anything except mining SHA2-256^2 cryptocurrencies.
ASICs in general can be used for other things, ASICs have existed since at least 1981.

If you don't have sole and complete control over the private keys, you don't have any bitcoin!  Signature campaigns are OK, zero tolorance for spam!
1JGYXhfhPrkiHcpYkiuCoKpdycPhGCuswa
Amph
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2002
Merit: 1001



View Profile
January 27, 2017, 07:51:39 AM
 #7

Well if you are an engineer you can actually recycle some components of the asic, to build something else

but since the chip is not reprogrammable you are stuck with an useless thing
tubexc
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 501
Merit: 500


View Profile
January 27, 2017, 11:32:38 AM
 #8

ASIC machines are specially manufactured machines for bitcoin mining. What else can we do with these machines. Are there any other areas where we can use these devices?

 Turn it into Broadband Internet Speed Tester maybe  Grin
VentMine
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 229
Merit: 100


View Profile
January 27, 2017, 04:42:40 PM
 #9

Can Antminers be used for Altcoins? If so any examples? I did a quick search and didn't see any with a high network hashrate, so I assume few ppl can be using their Antminers for alts

1ESSdoVYKm8sNtYMfdkFBajhAe2e6G8keH
0xfff
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 224
Merit: 100


View Profile
January 27, 2017, 04:44:18 PM
 #10

Can Antminers be used for Altcoins? If so any examples? I did a quick search and didn't see any with a high network hashrate, so I assume few ppl can be using their Antminers for alts

Bitcoin miners can be used for any sha256 coin. That is what the hardware was designed to do. There aren't many sha256 coins because bitcoin miner asic are very prevalent which makes them hard to mine for newbies.
st0nefish
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 182
Merit: 100


View Profile
January 29, 2017, 11:21:29 AM
 #11

Can it be used in image processing systems, for example? Or can it be used to break different passwords?

High GPU cards are being used for image processing or password cracking experiments. ASIC machines are more powerful than GPU cards.

Can this be used for jobs?
-ck
Moderator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2674
Merit: 1143


Ruu \o/


View Profile WWW
January 29, 2017, 11:34:03 AM
 #12

Can it be used in image processing systems, for example? Or can it be used to break different passwords?

High GPU cards are being used for image processing or password cracking experiments. ASIC machines are more powerful than GPU cards.

Can this be used for jobs?
You really didn't read the responses? Or do you just not believe us?

No, absolutely no. Why is that so hard to understand?

Developer/maintainer for cgminer and ckpool/ckproxy.
ZERO FEE Pooled mining at ckpool.org, 1% Fee Solo mining at solo.ckpool.org
-ck
shield132
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 896
Merit: 524


Watch Agents Of Shield On ABC


View Profile
January 29, 2017, 11:47:16 AM
 #13

ASIC miners are only used for sha256 coins, it's unusable for any other coin, for example you can't mine ether, lite and etc coins with asic miner. At last antminers are usable for bitcoin mining and warming if you want 😃
For altcoin mining, you can to use baikal miner or gpus. Gpu is unique for both bitcoin and altcoin mining but not profitable.

.BITSLER.                 ▄███
               ▄████▀
             ▄████▀
           ▄████▀  ▄██▄
         ▄████▀    ▀████▄
       ▄████▀        ▀████▄
     ▄████▀            ▀████▄
   ▄████▀                ▀████▄
 ▄████▀ ▄████▄      ▄████▄ ▀████▄
█████   ██████      ██████   █████
 ▀████▄ ▀████▀      ▀████▀ ▄████▀
   ▀████▄                ▄████▀
     ▀████▄            ▄████▀
       ▀████▄        ▄████▀
         ▀████▄    ▄████▀
           ▀████▄▄████▀
             ▀██████▀
               ▀▀▀▀
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▄            
▄▄▄▄▀▀▀▀    ▄▄█▄▄ ▀▀▄         
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▄      
█  ▀▄▄  ▀█▀▀ ▄      ▀████   ▀▀▄   
█ █▄  ▀▄   ▀████       ▀▀ ▄██▄ ▀▀▄
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
█  ▀▀       ▀▄▄ ▀████      ▄▄▄▀▀▀  █
█            ▄ ▀▄    ▄▄▄▀▀▀   ▄▄  █
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
█ ▄▄   ███   ▀██  █           ▀▀  █ 
█ ███  ▀██       █        ▄▄      █ 
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀  
▀▄            █        ▀▀      █  
▀▀▄   ███▄  █   ▄▄          █   
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀    
▀▀▄   █   ▀▀▄▄▄▀▀▀         
▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄█▄▄▀▀▀▀              
              ▄▄▄██████▄▄▄
          ▄▄████████████████▄▄
        ▄██████▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀██████▄
▄     ▄█████▀             ▀█████▄
██▄▄ █████▀                ▀█████
 ████████            ▄██      █████
  ████████▄         ███▀       ████▄
  █████████▀▀     ▄███▀        █████
   █▀▀▀          █████         █████
     ▄▄▄         ████          █████
   █████          ▀▀           ████▀
    █████                     █████
     █████▄                 ▄█████
      ▀█████▄             ▄█████▀
        ▀██████▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄██████▀
          ▀▀████████████████▀▀
              ▀▀▀██████▀▀▀
            ▄▄▄███████▄▄▄
         ▄█▀▀▀ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▀▀▀█▄
       █▀▀ ▄█████████████▄ ▀▀█
     █▀▀ ███████████████████ ▀▀█
    █▀ ███████████████████████ ▀█
   █▀ ███████████████▀▀ ███████ ▀█
 ▄█▀ ██████████████▀      ▀█████ ▀█▄
███ ███████████▀▀            ▀▀██ ███
███ ███████▀▀                     ███
███ ▀▀▀▀                          ███
▀██▄                             ▄██▀
  ▀█▄                            ▀▀
    █▄       █▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄█
     █▄      ▀█████████▀
      ▀█▄      ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
        ▀▀█▄▄  ▄▄▄
            ▀▀█████
[]
st0nefish
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 182
Merit: 100


View Profile
January 29, 2017, 01:16:23 PM
 #14

Can it be used in image processing systems, for example? Or can it be used to break different passwords?

High GPU cards are being used for image processing or password cracking experiments. ASIC machines are more powerful than GPU cards.

Can this be used for jobs?
You really didn't read the responses? Or do you just not believe us?

No, absolutely no. Why is that so hard to understand?

Of course I read the answers. I wrote in terms of an alternative idea.
Maybe we can modify these devices. I do not know.
I wrote it to be a brain storm. Maybe we can modify the devices and do something different.
os2sam
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2478
Merit: 1001


Think for yourself


View Profile
January 29, 2017, 02:28:46 PM
 #15

Maybe we can modify these devices. I do not know.
I wrote it to be a brain storm. Maybe we can modify the devices and do something different.
ASIC is an acronym for Application Specific Integrated Circuit.  The "Specific Application" these chips were made for is SHA256 hashing required to mine Bitcoin.

This subject has been treated so many times since their inception to Bitcoin that we all, who have been here a while, are quite tired of rehashing the subject.

I can appreciate your desire to brainstorm, but if you would do a search you'll find many of these types of threads, some with very technical explanations.  So if your were to do that research and then come up with a new/novel idea taking into account what has already been discussed you may get a different reception.

Have fun.

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?
stomachgrowls
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 826
Merit: 517


Crypto-Games.net: Multiple coins, multiple games


View Profile
January 29, 2017, 03:22:36 PM
 #16

Can it be used in image processing systems, for example? Or can it be used to break different passwords?

High GPU cards are being used for image processing or password cracking experiments. ASIC machines are more powerful than GPU cards.

Can this be used for jobs?
You really didn't read the responses? Or do you just not believe us?

No, absolutely no. Why is that so hard to understand?

Of course I read the answers. I wrote in terms of an alternative idea.
Maybe we can modify these devices. I do not know.
I wrote it to be a brain storm. Maybe we can modify the devices and do something different.
Then you have a scientist way of thinking because you do strongly believe that those ASIC miners do have another purpose or usage which you could already able to read on most people here that it cant be used on some things but only for mining bitcoin only but if you could able to find one then go back here and tell us Smiley Goodluck


▄▄▄████████▄▄▄
▄██████████████████▄
▄██████████████████████▄
██████████████████████████
████████████████████████████
██████████████████████████████
██████████████████████████████
██████████████████████████████
██████████████████████████████
██████████████████████████████
████████████████████████████
██████████████████████████
▀██████████████████████▀
▀██████████████████▀
▀▀▀████████▀▀▀
   ███████
██████████
██████████
██████████
██████████
██████████
██████████
██████████
██████████
██████████
██████████
██████████
███████
BTC  ◉PLAY  ◉XMR  ◉DOGE  ◉BCH  ◉STRAT  ◉ETH  ◉GAS  ◉LTC  ◉DASH  ◉PPC
     ▄▄██████████████▄▄
  ▄██████████████████████▄        █████
▄██████████████████████████▄      █████
████ ▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄ ████     ▄██▀
████ █████ ██████ █████ ████    ▄██▀
████ █████ ██████ █████ ████    ██▀
████ █████ ██████ █████ ████    ██
████ ▀▀▀▀▀ ▀▀▀▀▀▀ ▀▀▀▀▀ ████ ▄██████▄
████████████████████████████ ████████
███████▀            ▀███████ ▀██████▀
█████▀                ▀█████
▀██████████████████████████▀
  ▀▀████████████████████▀▀ 
✔️DICE           
✔️BLACKJACK
✔️PLINKO
✔️VIDEO POKER
✔️ROULETTE     
✔️LOTTO
Matthias Green
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 37
Merit: 0


View Profile
January 30, 2017, 09:42:00 AM
 #17

Can it be used in image processing systems, for example? Or can it be used to break different passwords?

High GPU cards are being used for image processing or password cracking experiments. ASIC machines are more powerful than GPU cards.

Can this be used for jobs?
GPUs just have proper memory architecture for such tasks (image processing), which fits this purpose. ASICs are pretty much like it's said before.
just_Alice
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 798
Merit: 505



View Profile
January 30, 2017, 08:03:19 PM
 #18

This is very informative thread, for me at least. Like the OP I also thought that ASIC machines can be used in some other fields. And now I know that the best second application of ASIC is as a room heater.
RodeoX
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2772
Merit: 1066


The revolution will be monetized!


View Profile
January 30, 2017, 08:21:08 PM
 #19

ASIC machines are specially manufactured machines for bitcoin mining.
You answered first and got it right.

The gospel according to Satoshi - https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

Free bitcoin in AFRICA - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2710325.msg27720734
xJuturna
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 252
Merit: 250



View Profile
February 01, 2017, 10:12:40 PM
 #20

Think everyone else got it right here, they are designed for mining and mining alone. I think someone mentioned an engineer having the ability to disassemble it and use it for parts but I think that's about as far as you'll be able to get if you're thinking about other uses.
Pages: [1] 2 »  All
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!