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March 15, 2014, 12:32:53 AM
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I am compiling a list of the largest known Bitcoin clusters in the world.

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I start with the following, but I am sure that's just a few of them. We should probably also include the cloud hashing companies.

Name: KNC Data Centre
Capacity: 10 MW
Location: Boden, Sweden
Hardware: KNC Jupiter (and Neptune?)
Links:
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2014/02/06/bitcoin-miners-building-10-megawatt-data-center-sweden/
http://www.gp.se/nyheter/sverige/1.2276893-datorhall-for-bitcoin-byggs-i-boden

Name: MegaBigPower
Capacity: 1.4MW
Location: Washington State
Hardware: Bitfury
Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CjldZLXiAU
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137403.0

Name:  CloudHashing Texas
Capacity: Huh kW
Location: Dallas, Texas
Hardware: Cointerra TerraMiner IV
Links:
http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/23/5238128/inside-a-4-million-icelandic-bitcoin-mining-consortium

Name: Asicminer (Immersion Cooling)
Capacity: 500kW
Location: Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
Hardware: Asicminer
Links:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=346134.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=99497.0

Name:  CloudHashing Iceland
Capacity: Huh kW
Location: Reykjanesbaer, Iceland
Hardware: KNC?
Links:
http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/23/5238128/inside-a-4-million-icelandic-bitcoin-mining-consortium

Name: JTminer.com 's farm (seeksilence)
Capacity:  ~120kw (on 3/16) up to 800kw
Location:   China
Hardware:  1T 28nm JTminer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86hZGZAMUHQ
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=470386.msg5593444#msg5593444

Name: Asicminer Original Farm 2
Capacity: 500kW
Location: Shenzhen, China
Hardware: Asicminer
Links:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=99497.0

Name: Gigavps
Capacity: 264kW
Location: USA
Hardware: Mixed (AntMiners etc)
Links:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=7216.msg5605029#msg5605029

Name:   IceDrill
Capacity:  250kW ??
Location: Montreal, Canada
Hardware: HashFast
Links:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=269216.1500

Name: Asicminer Original Farm 1
Capacity:Huh kW
Location: China
Hardware: Asicminer
Links:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=99497.0

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Pending info, not enough details yet, PMs sent:

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If you have any info, please post in this thread. I can eventually updates this post with a total list.

Template to copy and paste:

Name:  
Capacity: (kW or MW)
Location:
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March 15, 2014, 04:54:39 AM
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There is the KNCminer data centre in Boden,  Sweden. KNC has said it will mainly be used to provide hosting services for KNC miners.

It is in an old helicopter hanger and located in Boden because of cheap power and easy cooling.
 
It is aiming for 10 Megawatts.  It has been running for some weeks.  

It may already be running at about 3 petahash and represent close to 8% of the entire Bitcoin mining network.
http://organofcorti.blogspot.se/2014/03/march-9th-2014-weekly-hashrate.html


Name: KNC Data Centre
Capacity: 10 MW
Location: Boden Sweden
Hardware: KNC Jupiter (and Neptune?)
Links:
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2014/02/06/bitcoin-miners-building-10-megawatt-data-center-sweden/
http://www.gp.se/nyheter/sverige/1.2276893-datorhall-for-bitcoin-byggs-i-boden
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March 15, 2014, 04:57:09 AM
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Name: Skidhasher_9001
Capacity: 34.7 Thash, 72 KW/hr
Location: Houston Texas
Hardware: 155 Ant Miners 12 HF Baby Jets (Upgrades/MPP Pending)
Links: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=507568.0

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March 15, 2014, 03:00:23 PM
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Anyone know what gigavps is running? Id be shocked if he isn't on this list.

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Name: Skidhasher_9001
Capacity: 34.7 Thash, 72 KW/hr
Location: Houston Texas
Hardware: 155 Ant Miners 12 HF Baby Jets (Upgrades/MPP Pending)
Links: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=507568.0

Everything should be set wednesday. Scrypt rig is moving.
Damn you pay a lot of money for power.  I'm just starting to move units into our cage and it's only when you start paying for DC power and hosting tat you realize how important ghash/watt is because you end up paying through the roof for inefficient units.  Someone really has to design a truly power efficient asic soon.
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March 15, 2014, 05:13:45 PM
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I wonder how long it will take for the "MegaBigPower" cluster to get ROI Smiley

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March 15, 2014, 05:39:07 PM
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Anyone know what gigavps is running? Id be shocked if he isn't on this list.

Eligius is down now so I forget the exact hashrate, but according to the top miners stats he is running over 100TH.
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March 15, 2014, 05:45:17 PM
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Anyone know what gigavps is running? Id be shocked if he isn't on this list.

Eligius is down now so I forget the exact hashrate, but according to the top miners stats he is running over 100TH.

That's only 100-200kw isnt it?

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March 15, 2014, 05:47:25 PM
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A comment on the above mention of using traditional data centres to host Bitcoin miners.

Putting Bitcoin miners into traditional data centres is not going to be cost effective unless you can get some really unusually deal - for example use of a disaster recovery data centre subject to no disaster occurring.

A traditional data centre is always going to be expensive. It is set up to provide very stable and reliable power and air conditioning.  Bitcoin mining does not require this level of environment. 

The UPS and generators in a traditional data centre are not needed and are just a wasted cost. It does not greatly matter to Bitcoin mining if a power outage takes mining down for a couple of hours each 6 months.

Most of the air conditioning can also go. The tight temperature and humidity requirements of hard disks are not relevant to bitcoin mining.

All bitcoin mining needs is very cheap power and a rough and ready way to remove lots of heat. 

I would suggest the only large scale way to go is to find a secure warehouse area with lots of cheap power.  Its even better if it is a cold location allowing easy air cooling.  That way you can get away with simple air conditioning.   Alternatively large scale mining can use immersion cooling.

In summary the traditional data centre is not the way to go for large scale mining.

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March 15, 2014, 05:55:53 PM
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Anyone know what gigavps is running? Id be shocked if he isn't on this list.
Eligius is down now so I forget the exact hashrate, but according to the top miners stats he is running over 100TH.
That's only 100-200kw isnt it?
Yeah, ONLY 200kW.  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

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March 15, 2014, 05:58:16 PM
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I am a bit puzzled why theres non of the really big farms on Iceland..

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March 15, 2014, 07:06:11 PM
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I am a bit puzzled why theres non of the really big farms on Iceland..
Power costs for iceland will be high, as its either geothermal or imported gas.

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March 15, 2014, 08:15:02 PM
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I am a bit puzzled why theres non of the really big farms on Iceland..
Power costs for iceland will be high, as its either geothermal or imported gas.

Hmm... Iceland is known to be cheap when it comes to power..?

I got quoted once for a full 1kw power, cooling and i think it was 4u for 75€ a month - including i think it was 1tb of data traffic..

is that expensive?

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Anyone know what gigavps is running? Id be shocked if he isn't on this list.
Eligius is down now so I forget the exact hashrate, but according to the top miners stats he is running over 100TH.
That's only 100-200kw isnt it?
Yeah, ONLY 200kW.  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

It looks like gigavps is running ~116TH.
http://eligius.st/~wizkid057/newstats/topcontributors.php

Do you really think 200kW is a lot? I currently have a 200 Amp breaker in my house, and use 100 Amps just for mining with 240V outlets, which puts my mining capacity at ~19kW (100 Amps * .8 * 240V = 19200 Watts).

I'm debating adding cooling and an additional 200 Amp breaker just for mining. That would increase my mining capacity to ~57kW (300 Amps * .8 * 240V = 57,600 Watts), and this is just in the basement of one residential house.

Granted, this setup will require a lot of expensive cooling in the Summer, and some of the extra power will need to go towards cooling, but I'm comparing those costs versus the cost of data center hosting. Data center hosting is expensive, and my electricity is relatively cheap at 12 cents per kilowatt hour. It's also nice to just be able to go down in the basement and deal with any issues should they arise.

After an electricity and cooling upgrade, I can realistically run ~50TH in my house using equipment that uses 1W/GH. I suspect miners will be available in Q3 of this year that will only use .5W/GH, thus increasing my max capacity to 100TH.

Being able to afford 50-100TH worth of mining equipment is another issue altogether, but it's not that difficult or expensive to upgrade most residential houses from 200 amp service to 400 amp service and use 240V outlets for mining.  Smiley
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March 15, 2014, 09:44:51 PM
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Gigavps showed 108 Ant Miners recently = 20TH
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=7216.msg5605029#msg5605029

SeekSilence/Shanghai Miner's is building a (1200TH farm)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86hZGZAMUHQ
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=470386.msg5593444#msg5593444

BioInfoBank 100TH-mine project this might be the same as MegaBigPower. They claim to have power costs of only 0.024 USD per kWh! Shocked
https://picostocks.com/businessplan/19.pdf

I suspect anyone who makes mining hardware probably also owns a farm... er... I mean customer hosting facility, obviously! Wink



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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=294197.msg3884729#msg3884729

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March 15, 2014, 10:13:46 PM
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That's only 100-200kw isnt it?
Yeah, ONLY 200kW.  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

It looks like gigavps is running ~116TH.
http://eligius.st/~wizkid057/newstats/topcontributors.php

Do you really think 200kW is a lot?
200kW for the average miner and/or enthusiast? Absolutely.

200kW for a data center? Heck no.

We're running ~17kW, and we're pushing the limits on what we have available. I would love to be able to pump out 100kW or more.

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March 15, 2014, 10:18:16 PM
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Don't forget cloud hashing in Iceland:

http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/23/5238128/inside-a-4-million-icelandic-bitcoin-mining-consortium

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March 16, 2014, 12:29:24 AM
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Thanks for the infos, I 've updated the original post. Still all very early, but we are getting there.

Would be great to have more info on these two and the original AM farms. I am going to send a couple of PMs.

Gigavps
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=7216.msg5605029#msg5605029

SeekSilence/Shanghai Miner's is building a (1200TH farm)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86hZGZAMUHQ
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=470386.msg5593444#msg5593444

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March 16, 2014, 01:10:57 AM
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Thanks for the infos, I 've updated the original post. Still all very early, but we are getting there.

Would be great to have more info on these two and the original AM farms. I am going to send a couple of PMs.

Gigavps
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=7216.msg5605029#msg5605029

SeekSilence/Shanghai Miner's is building a (1200TH farm)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86hZGZAMUHQ
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=470386.msg5593444#msg5593444



Where did you see that each AM farm is 500KW?
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March 16, 2014, 01:16:16 AM
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PETA mine

http://www.peta-mine.co/
Location: Brussels, Belgium

currently at 108TH

(30 Cointerra TerraMiner IV, 70 CoinCraft Desks)

165 CoinCraft Rigs along with 250 TH of custom board forthcoming
each datacentre unit support up to 500TH.
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