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June 01, 2018, 12:54:41 AM
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why ?

I can't say at the moment. But it's incorrect. The whole statement, not just a single part of it.



Well your buddy said it.

I'm sure you can appreciate the fluidity of an on-going negotiation process. We're trying our best to be as transparent as we can about the entire process without potentially damaging those negotiations or violating any NDAs we may have. Nothing anyone said should be taken as fact until on-going negotiations have been finalized and formal statements made. There are a lot of parties and interests at play here that all have to be focused in a singular direction. Give us some time Smiley . Personally, I'm really excited -- I'm hopeful we'll have big news for everyone as early as monday.

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June 01, 2018, 01:18:08 AM
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Here are some pics and video of my 8 x Xilinx VCU1525 rig.  Each VCU1525 card has one Xilinx VU9P Virtex Ultrascale+ FPGA.  Hash rate for the whole rig combined is:

Keccak (Smartcash, Maxcoin): 136GH/s (17GH/s per card x eight) ($160/day at Apr-30 prices)
Tribus (Denarius, Virtus): 16.8GH/s (2.1GH/s per card x eight) ($304/day at Apr-30 prices)
Phi1612 (Luxcoin, Folm): 5.2GH/s (650MH/s per card x eight) ($456/day at Apr-30 prices)
Skunhash (Various coins): 10.4GH/s (1.3GH/s per card x eight) ($261/day at Apr-30 prices)

Those yield around US$20-$57 per card per day ($160-$456 per day for the rig).  Each VCU1525 card costs $4000, or $32K for the whole rig.  At $160-$456 per day, ROI is 70-200 days depending on the algorithm.  I'm not the only one mining with these cards.  Apparently some guy in Germany is getting 64KH/s with Cryptonight-V7 on the same VCU1525's, earning him over $100 per day per card or $800+ per day for a whole rig.  


I am very excited that we get to see some evidence today, a Xilinx VCU1525 operating at 20x the throughput of an Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti while consuming less than 161 watts of power. Grin
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June 01, 2018, 03:00:32 AM
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Here are some pics and video of my 8 x Xilinx VCU1525 rig.  Each VCU1525 card has one Xilinx VU9P Virtex Ultrascale+ FPGA.  Hash rate for the whole rig combined is:

Keccak (Smartcash, Maxcoin): 136GH/s (17GH/s per card x eight) ($160/day at Apr-30 prices)
Tribus (Denarius, Virtus): 16.8GH/s (2.1GH/s per card x eight) ($304/day at Apr-30 prices)
Phi1612 (Luxcoin, Folm): 5.2GH/s (650MH/s per card x eight) ($456/day at Apr-30 prices)
Skunhash (Various coins): 10.4GH/s (1.3GH/s per card x eight) ($261/day at Apr-30 prices)

Those yield around US$20-$57 per card per day ($160-$456 per day for the rig).  Each VCU1525 card costs $4000, or $32K for the whole rig.  At $160-$456 per day, ROI is 70-200 days depending on the algorithm.  I'm not the only one mining with these cards.  Apparently some guy in Germany is getting 64KH/s with Cryptonight-V7 on the same VCU1525's, earning him over $100 per day per card or $800+ per day for a whole rig.  


I am very excited that we get to see some evidence today, a Xilinx VCU1525 operating at 20x the throughput of an Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti while consuming less than 161 watts of power. Grin

I smell sarcasm;)

Aside, AVNET has come alive today for me and asking for payment.
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June 01, 2018, 07:47:15 AM
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I will receive my cards in a few days and post tests, photos, videos and results.

tests of what, running on what ?

even if working 'bitstreams' for a VCU1525 are available doesn't really mitigate the not inconsiderable risk of pre-ordering a custom made board manufactured to an unknown design by an unknown 3rd party with an ultrascale+ class FPGA on it.

I am not here to sell anything. I just bought my cards. I will receive them very soon and post photos and videos.

That's it. I am not here to say buy or not buy. I will just post photos videos and results. Same as when you go on vacation and you post photos and videos on Facebook. That's it.

BTW. I am so DAMN excited to receive the cards soon Cheesy
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June 01, 2018, 07:55:59 AM
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Following closely.

Will probably throw it in for one mining FPGA if you can ship to canada.
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June 01, 2018, 08:35:49 AM
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No bitstreams or am I missing something?

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June 01, 2018, 09:06:15 AM
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The longer the time goes, the smaller is the chance that something will actually be released.

p.s. I would love to be proved wrong.
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June 01, 2018, 09:11:52 AM
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No bitstreams or am I missing something?

bitstreams is not editable? like an exe file?  Shocked Shocked
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June 01, 2018, 10:53:52 AM
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bitstreams is not editable? like an exe file?  Shocked Shocked

yes
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June 01, 2018, 10:55:28 AM
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No bitstreams or am I missing something?

You are not missing anything, simply Xilinx's kit distributers accumulates a more profit.
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June 01, 2018, 01:15:03 PM
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We're trying to setup dedicated sales channels so we can provide these boards at low cost to the community.

I'm looking forward to some specific information about 'these boards'.

As I'm sure you are aware, designing, manufacturing and qualifying a product like a high end FPGA board is a complex and specialized task.

I'm all ears and would love to see this work out for everybody here.
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June 01, 2018, 01:29:29 PM
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I will receive my cards in a few days and post tests, photos, videos and results.

tests of what, running on what ?

even if working 'bitstreams' for a VCU1525 are available doesn't really mitigate the not inconsiderable risk of pre-ordering a custom made board manufactured to an unknown design by an unknown 3rd party with an ultrascale+ class FPGA on it.

I am not here to sell anything. I just bought my cards. I will receive them very soon and post photos and videos.

That's it. I am not here to say buy or not buy. I will just post photos videos and results. Same as when you go on vacation and you post photos and videos on Facebook. That's it.

BTW. I am so DAMN excited to receive the cards soon Cheesy

I didn't mean to imply that you were. Just looking for clarification on what cards you are going to receive and what/how you are going to test them.

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June 01, 2018, 02:47:45 PM
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01.06.

No bitstreams or am I missing something?

We're working on releasing our keccak and nist5 as a bitstream. These are our designs, not whitefire's. Hoping next week we'll have something for you. Too much work to get done, only 24 hours in a day.

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June 01, 2018, 02:53:59 PM
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will these work with the vcu1525 as well ?
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June 01, 2018, 02:54:18 PM
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where can I buy VCU1525 in europe? im interested in 8 pieces?
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June 01, 2018, 03:11:50 PM
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Which OS are you running for these FPGAs? Thanks

I am using Windows 10.  Originally on my GPU rigs I ran linux, but first I had of lot of freeze-ups, second, all the latest (and fastest) miner builds were only released for Windows, so I upgraded all my GPU's to Windows.

For the FPGA's, the development tools and drivers are mostly geared towards Windows.  To run my software, it is expecting Windows 10 (but probably works on Windows 7), you need to install the FTDI D2XX drivers, and you need to install Vivado Lab Edition (free from Xilinx) to download the bitstreams into the FPGA's.




Both FTDI D2XX drivers and Vivado Lab Edition are available for Linux.

I hope you will provide HOWTO for Windows and for Linux, too.
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June 01, 2018, 04:26:16 PM
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01.06.

No bitstreams or am I missing something?
+1
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June 01, 2018, 05:13:22 PM
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01.06.

No bitstreams or am I missing something?
+1

wen bitstream sir
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June 01, 2018, 05:38:12 PM
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thx for update

why ?

I can't say at the moment. But it's incorrect. The whole statement, not just a single part of it.



Are you suggesting that you are organizing a group buy of VCU1525s ?

This isn't exactly like walking into walmart and buying a vega. We're trying to setup dedicated sales channels so we can provide these boards at low cost to the community. Providing a higher performance, lower power alternative to gpu mining that would be available in the same quantities. And yes, while the price for a single unit may be higher than a GPU - the cost / performance and power / performance ratios would be better.

Edit: and yes, I'm aware we haven't posted any figures yet. We're also not taking any money. Give us some time.
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I am very excited about this news and watching it very closely, is it possible that you guys could do bulk sales. I am planning on pooling the investors in Turkey.
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