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March 31, 2014, 09:11:06 AM
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The next generation of bitcoin mining machines, which have been billed to be running with super-efficient 20nm chips, will be delayed by a few months compared to the actual shipping dates initially advised by the bitcoin mining rig manufacturers. In a confidential document seen today, actual cybershuttle cycle time figures on the 20nm technology, which will be included in the Swedish mining manufacturer KnC and the US Cointerra, shows shuttle times of around 130days, with 16nm at 171 days.

KnC announced at the beginning of March this year that they had taped out their chip, which would put the delay of their hotly anticipated ‘Neptune’ 3-terrahash mining rig back, until at least the end of 2014 (Q4). Even if all goes well in the build and test, and KnC keep to their advertised 20nm; looking at the shuttle times, these won’t ship out sample units until at least August, and more likely September with build, testing and packaging yet to be done on the full build for customer batches.

With much frustration emitting from the bitcoin mining community over recent failures by other miner hardware manufacturers to ship on time, and on specifications advertised, this looks to be another hurdle for these companies, who are likely to face yet more angry mobs in IRC channels and internet forums.

The documentation seen today, shows 20nm as a ‘tester’ , or a ‘stepping stone’ for the upcoming 16nm. Let’s hope that these bitcoin miner manufacturers do a good solid burn-in to test their customer’s rigs before shipping them out.

All the manufacturers are doing full masks of course and not shuttle (which is shared die for several designs). Full masks takes more or less the same as shuttle.


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Ha, I knew it!  Get ready for the spectacular hosted-only "Neptune" plan B. 
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Ha, I knew it!  Get ready for the spectacular hosted-only "Neptune" plan B.  

Calm down cloudmining champ Tongue . Remember you can get your hosted Neptune from the time they are late, until they release the actual hardware. You don't have to switch completely from a hardware order to a hosted dat0rhall order.

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Ha, I knew it!  Get ready for the spectacular hosted-only "Neptune" plan B.  

Calm down cloudmining champ Tongue . Remember you can get your hosted Neptune from the time they are late, until they release the actual hardware. You don't have to switch completely from a hardware order to a hosted dat0rhall order.

So the KnC 'Plan B' is to be an added extra to cover delays after all, and not an either/or option with hardware or cloud..? Forgive me if I read that one wrong. I wasn't concentrating on any particular manufacturer when I did my research for the above blog post.

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Ha, I knew it!  Get ready for the spectacular hosted-only "Neptune" plan B.  

Calm down cloudmining champ Tongue . Remember you can get your hosted Neptune from the time they are late, until they release the actual hardware. You don't have to switch completely from a hardware order to a hosted dat0rhall order.

So the KnC 'Plan B' is to be an added extra to cover delays after all, and not an either/or option with hardware or cloud..? Forgive me if I read that one wrong. I wasn't concentrating on any particular manufacturer when I did my research for the above blog post.

I can almost guarantee that you will have to waive your rights to receive hardware if you choose Plan B.
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Ha, I knew it!  Get ready for the spectacular hosted-only "Neptune" plan B.  

Calm down cloudmining champ Tongue . Remember you can get your hosted Neptune from the time they are late, until they release the actual hardware. You don't have to switch completely from a hardware order to a hosted dat0rhall order.

You're wrong.  Just wait.
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Ha, I knew it!  Get ready for the spectacular hosted-only "Neptune" plan B.  

Calm down cloudmining champ Tongue . Remember you can get your hosted Neptune from the time they are late, until they release the actual hardware. You don't have to switch completely from a hardware order to a hosted dat0rhall order.

You're wrong.  Just wait.

i'd be more concerned regarding the stability of any 20nm miners. I have it on good authority that these are simply a stepping stone to 16nm. I would imagine this is why T/O of 20nm (for bitcoin mining) happened so fast... it's a tech which isn't wholly desirable by the mass market. I'll have a 16nm washing machine before you have a 20nm miner.

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Ha, I knew it!  Get ready for the spectacular hosted-only "Neptune" plan B.  

Calm down cloudmining champ Tongue . Remember you can get your hosted Neptune from the time they are late, until they release the actual hardware. You don't have to switch completely from a hardware order to a hosted dat0rhall order.

You're wrong.  Just wait.

i'd be more concerned regarding the stability of any 20nm miners. I have it on good authority that these are simply a stepping stone to 16nm. I would imagine this is why T/O of 20nm (for bitcoin mining) happened so fast... it's a tech which isn't wholly desirable by the mass market. I'll have a 16nm washing machine before you have a 20nm miner.

I don't doubt you will.  That's why I'm sure Plan B is now the only option.
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March 31, 2014, 08:17:31 PM
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from my blog;

http://rgsneddon.thescribe.eu/#post103

The next generation of bitcoin mining machines, which have been billed to be running with super-efficient 20nm chips, will be delayed by a few months compared to the actual shipping dates initially advised by the bitcoin mining rig manufacturers. In a confidential document seen today, actual cybershuttle cycle time figures on the 20nm technology, which will be included in the Swedish mining manufacturer KnC and the US Cointerra, shows shuttle times of around 130days, with 16nm at 171 days.

KnC announced at the beginning of March this year that they had taped out their chip, which would put the delay of their hotly anticipated ‘Neptune’ 3-terrahash mining rig back, until at least the end of 2014 (Q4). Even if all goes well in the build and test, and KnC keep to their advertised 20nm; looking at the shuttle times, these won’t ship out sample units until at least August, and more likely September with build, testing and packaging yet to be done on the full build for customer batches.

With much frustration emitting from the bitcoin mining community over recent failures by other miner hardware manufacturers to ship on time, and on specifications advertised, this looks to be another hurdle for these companies, who are likely to face yet more angry mobs in IRC channels and internet forums.

The documentation seen today, shows 20nm as a ‘tester’ , or a ‘stepping stone’ for the upcoming 16nm. Let’s hope that these bitcoin miner manufacturers do a good solid burn-in to test their customer’s rigs before shipping them out.

All the manufacturers are doing full masks of course and not shuttle (which is shared die for several designs). Full masks takes more or less the same as shuttle.

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I agree that the 20nm is just a "road map" to 16/14nm. What is strange is that the NRE costs on a 20nm are basically double that of a 28nm, so in terms of the power reduction and speed increase then the 20nm is not a good choice for miners, however since KNC would be factoring their NRE into their prices then it would be a good choice for them.
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March 31, 2014, 08:22:35 PM
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I agree that the 20nm is just a "road map" to 16/14nm. What is strange is that the NRE costs on a 20nm are basically double that of a 28nm, so in terms of the power reduction and speed increase then the 20nm is not a good choice for miners, however since KNC would be factoring their NRE into their prices then it would be a good choice for them.

not just double the costs, but double the bake-time. And yes, although I think I've probably said to much in other threads, without trying to point fingers at any particular h/w manufacturer - the majority are putting a hefty mark-up on prices. but.. that's just the cost of a money-printing machine i guess.  Undecided

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I agree that the 20nm is just a "road map" to 16/14nm. What is strange is that the NRE costs on a 20nm are basically double that of a 28nm, so in terms of the power reduction and speed increase then the 20nm is not a good choice for miners, however since KNC would be factoring their NRE into their prices then it would be a good choice for them.

not just double the costs, but double the bake-time. And yes, although I think I've probably said to much in other threads, without trying to point fingers at any particular h/w manufacturer - the majority are putting a hefty mark-up on prices. but.. that's just the cost of a money-printing machine i guess.  Undecided

The hefty mark ups could be because of the NRE costs. Because a manufacturer cannot accurately estimate their sales volume then they must price at a low sales volume estimate. However, this still produces close to 200-500% mark up, which also means a 200-500% reduction in a miners potential profit.
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I agree that the 20nm is just a "road map" to 16/14nm. What is strange is that the NRE costs on a 20nm are basically double that of a 28nm, so in terms of the power reduction and speed increase then the 20nm is not a good choice for miners, however since KNC would be factoring their NRE into their prices then it would be a good choice for them.

not just double the costs, but double the bake-time. And yes, although I think I've probably said to much in other threads, without trying to point fingers at any particular h/w manufacturer - the majority are putting a hefty mark-up on prices. but.. that's just the cost of a money-printing machine i guess.  Undecided

The hefty mark ups could be because of the NRE costs. Because a manufacturer cannot accurately estimate their sales volume then they must price at a low sales volume estimate. However, this still produces close to 200-500% mark up, which also means a 200-500% reduction in a miners potential profit.

couple that with the fact that miners will mostly pay the rates offered without argument or barter. If shopping was halted as miners held off from buying, that would be the only cause and reason for h/w manufacturers to drop prices. Doesn't happen though.

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April 07, 2014, 01:32:00 PM
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Weren't we supposed to get plan b? I want my Neptune raskul

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April 07, 2014, 07:53:38 PM
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Weren't we supposed to get plan b? I want my Neptune raskul

i'd say.. isn't it about time? but who would listen?

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"by the time some consumers finally received their equipment, the equipment had become worthless because mining with the equipment was no longer cost effective."

Mining h/w manufacturers:  take note of this. this situation is real and YOU WILL LOSE.

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April 07, 2014, 08:03:18 PM
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Where's the proof of the delay or is this some fear mongering?
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April 07, 2014, 08:17:49 PM
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Where's the proof of the delay or is this some fear mongering?

sorry I am still in conversations with my sources, therefore cannot divulge the documents shown to me. I have no concern about your trust in me, you may choose to either believe me, or not. It makes no odds to me.

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April 07, 2014, 11:20:39 PM
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from my blog;

http://rgsneddon.thescribe.eu/#post103

The next generation of bitcoin mining machines, which have been billed to be running with super-efficient 20nm chips, will be delayed by a few months compared to the actual shipping dates initially advised by the bitcoin mining rig manufacturers. In a confidential document seen today, actual cybershuttle cycle time figures on the 20nm technology, which will be included in the Swedish mining manufacturer KnC and the US Cointerra, shows shuttle times of around 130days, with 16nm at 171 days.

KnC announced at the beginning of March this year that they had taped out their chip, which would put the delay of their hotly anticipated ‘Neptune’ 3-terrahash mining rig back, until at least the end of 2014 (Q4). Even if all goes well in the build and test, and KnC keep to their advertised 20nm; looking at the shuttle times, these won’t ship out sample units until at least August, and more likely September with build, testing and packaging yet to be done on the full build for customer batches.

With much frustration emitting from the bitcoin mining community over recent failures by other miner hardware manufacturers to ship on time, and on specifications advertised, this looks to be another hurdle for these companies, who are likely to face yet more angry mobs in IRC channels and internet forums.

The documentation seen today, shows 20nm as a ‘tester’ , or a ‘stepping stone’ for the upcoming 16nm. Let’s hope that these bitcoin miner manufacturers do a good solid burn-in to test their customer’s rigs before shipping them out.

All the manufacturers are doing full masks of course and not shuttle (which is shared die for several designs). Full masks takes more or less the same as shuttle.

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I agree that the 20nm is just a "road map" to 16/14nm. What is strange is that the NRE costs on a 20nm are basically double that of a 28nm, so in terms of the power reduction and speed increase then the 20nm is not a good choice for miners, however since KNC would be factoring their NRE into their prices then it would be a good choice for them.

The difficulty will probably be over 200 Billion by the time 20nm is established.  How much hashing power will be needed then just to break even with electricity costs?  Theoretical 50TH machine would lose $ thousands per month

The main problem is network difficulty, but chip power efficiency will delay the losses somewhat
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April 07, 2014, 11:37:43 PM
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20nm won't provide much of an increase in efficiency, and in this miners are about to hit a hardware wall. 14 or 16 nm will provide even less of an efficiency bump at one hell of a tab for NRE. As we're not even at 20nm as the standard chip size, we're a long ways from 16nm and 14nm. 28-40 will be the norm for a while to come yet.

From AsicMINER Gen 1 140nm to KnC 28nm the difference is huge, but that difference is now less and less and more and more expense to develop and produce. $/hash should now effectively stabilize since there isn't much lower they can go, and the benefits of doing so are nill. Whatever efficiency bonus gained is instantly wiped out by extremely high cost per chip.

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