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April 18, 2011, 01:23:21 PM
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Interesting article. Although it does not give details about what kind of cpu and ram they use I would imagine they aren't wimpy servers .

If google ever build a gpu compute cluster I can see them easily reapplying that cheap but plentiful philosophy -maybe a giant collection of super cheap microatx boards each with a radeon 5770 card or something similarly cheap and power efficient.

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April 19, 2011, 02:14:30 AM
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I wouldn't consider it being beyond them to actually build farms with cheap purpose built hashing cards

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April 19, 2011, 02:48:32 AM
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I suspect, if it's a botnet, that whoever is using it has discovered that they can't mine full time and unload everything they mine without significantly pushing the market down.  So, they might be mining for a while, until they collect some amount of bitcoins then they switch to something else lucrative while they unload the bitcoins over time...once finished unloading (and perhaps when done with the other activity) they go back to mining again to load back up on bitcoins.

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April 19, 2011, 04:12:36 AM
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I suspect, if it's a botnet, that whoever is using it has discovered that they can't mine full time and unload everything they mine without significantly pushing the market down.  So, they might be mining for a while, until they collect some amount of bitcoins then they switch to something else lucrative while they unload the bitcoins over time...once finished unloading (and perhaps when done with the other activity) they go back to mining again to load back up on bitcoins.

Yep you are probably right. Funny how bitcoin is practically a botnet owner's dream - free money!

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