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July 06, 2011, 01:22:07 PM
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I've seen some crazy mining setups since joining this whole bitcoin craze (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLt8Se3vVNg), but this one single computer is more impressive than the rest: http://fastra2.ua.ac.be/  It's just too bad none of us will be sporting a 7-video-card rig like this any time soon -_-
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July 06, 2011, 01:30:48 PM
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Six GTX 295, you might get 500mhash with that. In terms of bitcoin mining that computer isn't the least impressive, also there is quite a few computer farms for bitcoins that has much much more computational power than that one has, for much less than 6000 euro, what a rip off price.
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July 06, 2011, 01:37:40 PM
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The impressive fact isn't that it's 7 video cards, it's 13 gpu's.

It is still however extremely pricey, and is mostly a rippoff.
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July 06, 2011, 01:43:07 PM
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The impressive fact isn't that it's 7 video cards, it's 13 gpu's.

It is still however extremely pricey, and is mostly a rippoff.
It's 6*GTX 295 (a GTX 295 hosts 2 GPU's) and 1*GTX 275(1 GPU)
6*2+1=13 GPU's
It's about the same as 6*5970(12gpu) + 1*5850(1gpu)=13gpu in ATI-world, which is about 4,5ghz, quite impressive but there are people on the forums with more ghz than that.
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July 06, 2011, 02:34:57 PM
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I've seen some crazy mining setups since joining this whole bitcoin craze (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLt8Se3vVNg), but this one single computer is more impressive than the rest: http://fastra2.ua.ac.be/  It's just too bad none of us will be sporting a 7-video-card rig like this any time soon -_-
They're nVidia cards though... so much for efficient mining Tongue

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July 06, 2011, 02:41:13 PM
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This baby ( http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=7216.msg156703#msg156703 ) is probably 60 times quicker than that slowstra. And it is not even the latest generation of my rigs. At the same it probably cost as much as the slowstra if you take into consideration wages of all those PhD's during many month it took them to build this slowstra thing.

Actually that slowstra is a perfect example of how some uni researchers work. Surely they had lots of fan, spent loads of money on wages for themselves, wasted load of time on collaborating with mb manufacturers, designing and manufacturing custom cases, etc... etc... etc... all this while for a fraction of the price and more importantly time they could have a few 4U off the shelf cases with 2 -3 cards each. A Nx4U system could have been built in just 2-3 days (including waiting for the components to arrive).

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July 06, 2011, 03:29:30 PM
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This baby ( http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=7216.msg156703#msg156703 ) is probably 60 times quicker than that slowstra. And it is not even the latest generation of my rigs. At the same it probably cost as much as the slowstra if you take into consideration wages of all those PhD's during many month it took them to build this slowstra thing.

Actually that slowstra is a perfect example of how some uni researchers work. Surely they had lots of fan, spent loads of money on wages for themselves, wasted load of time on collaborating with mb manufacturers, designing and manufacturing custom cases, etc... etc... etc... all this while for a fraction of the price and more importantly time they could have a few 4U off the shelf cases with 2 -3 cards each. A Nx4U system could have been built in just 2-3 days (including waiting for the components to arrive).

Idiots with PhD's... or maybe I am missing something.



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July 06, 2011, 03:59:28 PM
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Ahah Fastra did it wrong, nvidia? Fail.
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July 13, 2011, 04:39:52 PM
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This baby ( http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=7216.msg156703#msg156703 ) is probably 60 times quicker than that slowstra. And it is not even the latest generation of my rigs. At the same it probably cost as much as the slowstra if you take into consideration wages of all those PhD's during many month it took them to build this slowstra thing.

Actually that slowstra is a perfect example of how some uni researchers work. Surely they had lots of fan, spent loads of money on wages for themselves, wasted load of time on collaborating with mb manufacturers, designing and manufacturing custom cases, etc... etc... etc... all this while for a fraction of the price and more importantly time they could have a few 4U off the shelf cases with 2 -3 cards each. A Nx4U system could have been built in just 2-3 days (including waiting for the components to arrive).

Idiots with PhD's... or maybe I am missing something.



  Also, they didn't design it for any specific purpose.  If it's for a business then the comp should serve it's primary function and no other.  It's like miners that try to split a system between gaming and mining, why?  Just build a miner for $600 and build a gaming comp for $1500.  You'll get two computers that are about the same price as the one split-purpose system, but you'll get better results from both.  The Slowstra is just a monstrosity.  It can't be sold commercially, who would buy it?  It isn't useful for gaming, there's no way to use all that power.  It just doesn't make sense.  It's no even useful for research, you could do the same job in several systems for less, and with greater reliability.  Consider, if the Slowstra mobo explodes, the whole system is shot.  If a cluster of computers has a mobo explode, it might lose 5% of it's total operating capacity.  Nope, Slowstra is just stupid and impractical.  Vladaimir's system design makes way more sense.  So much so, I built my cluster of computers based on the same design.
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