I have a bunch of Antminer S3's and was looking at the Bitmain's site and they have firmware updates for the S3's.
I have this version Thu Aug 7 10:56:26 CST 2014 on most of them.
Is there any benefit of upgrading to their latest firmware?
Just wondering if I'm going to see any difference.
Continue to the bottom of this post for details about the firmware updates and the advantages of getting your rig to the January 09, 2015 update to be able to under clock your S3 to make them more power efficient and to enjoy a much faster interface.
I was up until 8:00am this morning [All nighter!] installing the new fan, setting up the rack, PDU's, PSU's with PCI-e cords and rigs. I still have more rigs to bring over into the new closet. I'm waiting on a couple more 240 VOLT/30 AMP outlets to arrive from Amazon tomorrow so I can add another PDU. Then I will be able to bring my router, switch and other rigs into the new closet. I have to leave the door with grilles open at the moment to allow the 15 feet ethernet cords to reach from the switch to the rigs in the new closet. I will be very happy to get those outlets in the mail so I can get that switch inside the closet to close the door with grilles.
Pictures of what I've done in the transition over to the new closet thus far [I will clean up the wiring with zip ties once all of the rigs are moved inside the new closet]:
Don't be fooled... The fan is not held up by zip ties [lol]. The next picture shows the clips holding it in place. The entire fan is resting inside the circle I cut in the wood with a jig saw. The clips are holding the fan in place while it rests on the wood. I found there was no need to screw a bolt through the black hanger into the joist above. The fan rests perfectly on the wood while it is pushed through to the outside approximately 6 inches to where the handle rests against the wood. So I decided to attach the handle to the wood to hold the fan in place.
The reason I have more wood to the left of the fan is to allow space to mount my power outlets, etc. I will mount the outlets in place later. I was tired last night!
You see the clip I have on the handle in this picture to hold the fan in place. I have to put some 3 inch wide aluminum duct tape around this fan to seal in the quarter inch gap around it. This will keep out bugs that may want to come in.
The next two pictures show you how I hanged the IBM 2880W PSU's with tie wraps to keep them off of the SP20's.
Still working on it...
More rigs up and going. I hung up my Corsair AX860's of the S3's. However, I will be replacing them soon with IBM 2880W PSU's like the one''s powering the SP20's at the bottom of my rack. I still need to clean up the Cat6 cords on the other side of the rack. You have not seen the other side of the rack in pictures yet. I have had a total of 7 hours sleep over the past 54 hours. I'm beat! I will finish the rest after I finish doing my corporate taxes.