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January 30, 2012, 09:49:42 PM
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I think I found the product:)

http://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive.pl?Language=English&CategoryNo=139&No=593&PartNo=1

Cool little device!!!!!

So wondermine,you will have the miner interface for this?? What a great idea!!! I'll pitch some coins your way for the interface when you show results Smiley

Hopefully they will have a warranty,no other FPGA offered has any warranty except BFL Sad

I cant justify $500+ with no recourse for repairs or exchange if something breaks due to no fault of my own.

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January 31, 2012, 06:44:12 AM
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This thread was locked, but I couldn't figure out why— no closing message nor anything I could find in the staff forum. People complained to me so I've unlocked it. I apologize if I've missed something obvious. Cheers.
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January 31, 2012, 07:38:22 AM
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Thx ! I cant wait to see those screens of nanominer working !! Smiley
This should be verry intresting.

Correct me if i`m wrong: 2mhash/1$ ? nice Smiley
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January 31, 2012, 10:06:26 AM
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Apologies for originally calling "scam" on this project.

I am tempted to help out. The DE0 nano seems like a great entry level FPGA. If I can get 30MHash or so out of it I will definitely purchase some.

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January 31, 2012, 10:48:38 AM
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As like many of us don't have much time to spend on going through huge configuration and testing sessions I would like to ask if there will be a 'out-of-the-box' version for us dummies?

Just plug into USB or whatsoever and go!

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January 31, 2012, 11:32:56 AM
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This thread was locked, but I couldn't figure out why— no closing message nor anything I could find in the staff forum. People complained to me so I've unlocked it. I apologize if I've missed something obvious. Cheers.


on the site they promise 75MHASH from a device that so far was able to give just 25MHASH
looks suspicious to me...
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January 31, 2012, 02:03:35 PM
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I know it sounds a little funky, but there are a number of optimizations I've been able to achieve, and of course that quoted number *is* an estimate, it may be lower but that still provides us with new levels of FPGA power in BitCoin mining.
Addidionally, the DE4 is a monster that is only partially fulfilling its potential.  When a second iteration of nanominer comes out, I'll implement DSP cores on the higher-end FPGAs and that will give incredible performance leaps.
I'll assure everyone that the project is in full swing, and I've had some donations, so hopefully in the near future I'll put up some screenshots.  Any delay is because I'm literally writing everything, including the SHA-2 core, from scratch.
I'll keep the thread updated, and I'm always happy to answer questions, just PM me.

And special thanks to all those who have donated, it's not in vain.

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Glendon aka "wondermine" aka "nonverba"
(could I get my forum name changed to "nonverba"...?)

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January 31, 2012, 02:43:41 PM
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Sounds like an interesting project.

Why do you ask for $10 when using PayPal or 3 BTC?
With PayPal after fees (3.5% + ~$0.60) you'll get a bit more then $9.
Whereas 3 BTC have currently a value of ~16.50.

Wouldn't it be better to reward BTC payers and not punishing them?

And how do you plan to verivy who as donated while only providing 1 Bitcoin address?

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January 31, 2012, 05:01:28 PM
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As like many of us don't have much time to spend on going through huge configuration and testing sessions I would like to ask if there will be a 'out-of-the-box' version for us dummies?

Just plug into USB or whatsoever and go!

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January 31, 2012, 05:05:18 PM
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As like many of us don't have much time to spend on going through huge configuration and testing sessions I would like to ask if there will be a 'out-of-the-box' version for us dummies?

Just plug into USB or whatsoever and go!

Jabba


i second this.
I believe that on his webpage you can pre-order a DE0 Nano pre-configured however I would wait until there is more progress.  You're best bet is supporting the project through donations/whatever before ordering one and realizing it won't be ready for a bit then being mad about having to wait so long. (See BFL for example)

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January 31, 2012, 05:07:58 PM
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this forum needs a scams sub forum - so all the confirmed scams can be moved there

There is a reason that we don't do this.  If we were to shuffle threads we think are scams into such a section, users might not do their own due diligence because they are under the false impression that we are looking out for them.  Or worse, that we could actually know about all of the scams before they came across them.

No, sorry.  Cavet Emptor.

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January 31, 2012, 05:57:28 PM
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As like many of us don't have much time to spend on going through huge configuration and testing sessions I would like to ask if there will be a 'out-of-the-box' version for us dummies?

Just plug into USB or whatsoever and go!

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i second this.
I believe that on his webpage you can pre-order a DE0 Nano pre-configured however I would wait until there is more progress.  You're best bet is supporting the project through donations/whatever before ordering one and realizing it won't be ready for a bit then being mad about having to wait so long. (See BFL for example)

All of this is exactly right. 
The project's not ready yet but I will sell preconfigured, prebundled hardware (accepting preorders now).  It'll be a matter of following a few simple instructions, then plugging it into USB.
And you're welcome to donate and wait on progress, I have some good leads that might allow for a working module (not perfect, but hashing at a decent rate) over the next week or so.  More to come.

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As far as the amount to donate, you're right, if you'd like to donate BTC email me and I'll give you your own address to donate to.
The amount is up to you, if you have 1BTC or even 0.5 lying around, every bit helps!!! This will be open software when it is finished so don't worry about your contribution not entitling you to a license.

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January 31, 2012, 06:05:23 PM
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I'd like to see how this turns out.That nano USB FPGA miner looks like a good replacement for my Old GPU (I plan to cash in).I also like the 3.6GHash/s FPGA but thats too pricey.Maybe you can extend your range and add a medium powered FPGA (not too weak,not to pricey),plus give academic discounts (as I work in an academic type place) if possible.I wonder if it's possible to create a PCI/PCI-E version where I can just slot it in to my PC (make it PCI-E x4 or something so I don't need extra power plugs) with a straight forward interface (and no install controller type app that lets me mine straight away and just give pool and login details).

Thanks.
Keep up the good work OP :-)

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January 31, 2012, 06:38:14 PM
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Additionally, I was thinking that if people would like to "chip in" and buy a DE4 among a couple of people, I could help arrange that for people.  I've been speaking to Terasic about possible deals.  You can email me if youre interested in buying part of a DE4 (that is to say, part of 3.6GH/s+).  Just a thought, I haven't worked out logistics but this might be a good way to do it..?  I'd just make the arrangements for y'all to meet, maybe somewhere to run it from since DE4s require subscription software to program.  I dunno, again, just thoughts.

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January 31, 2012, 06:49:50 PM
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Additionally, I was thinking that if people would like to "chip in" and buy a DE4 among a couple of people, I could help arrange that for people.  I've been speaking to Terasic about possible deals.  You can email me if youre interested in buying part of a DE4 (that is to say, part of 3.6GH/s+).  Just a thought, I haven't worked out logistics but this might be a good way to do it..?  I'd just make the arrangements for y'all to meet, maybe somewhere to run it from since DE4s require subscription software to program.  I dunno, again, just thoughts.

I like this idea but instead of a DE4 (large PCI-E board),I wonder if someone could 'chip in' for a nano USB version of the FPGA miner (75MHash/s but still a very big boost for my laptop as I do research on there as well as mining) which I can then test as I wish to get into FPGAs as long as the software required is free and easy to program with.Thanks.Of course it'll be silly to expect people to hand me a sample for nothing so I'll make it worthwhile for people If I'm chosen (like write a review of it,do tests in situations that I'm typically in,benchmark it in someway,find new ways to run it,e.t.c).Just thoughts like the previous poster.

Does the Nano FPGA have a small amount of memory to store settings when the power is off.Does this require extra cooling (passive/fan cooler) as well? Can a small overclock be applied (I don't want to go crazy with the OC as I do research as well as I don't want a fried piece of silicon).

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January 31, 2012, 06:51:38 PM
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Why do you ask for $10 when using PayPal or 3 BTC?
With PayPal after fees (3.5% + ~$0.60) you'll get a bit more then $9.
Whereas 3 BTC have currently a value of ~16.50.

Wouldn't it be better to reward BTC payers and not punishing them?

The idea of donating is that it's an optional payment to support the developer.... he's not punishing anyone.

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January 31, 2012, 06:59:33 PM
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Additionally, I was thinking that if people would like to "chip in" and buy a DE4 among a couple of people, I could help arrange that for people.  I've been speaking to Terasic about possible deals.  You can email me if youre interested in buying part of a DE4 (that is to say, part of 3.6GH/s+).  Just a thought, I haven't worked out logistics but this might be a good way to do it..?  I'd just make the arrangements for y'all to meet, maybe somewhere to run it from since DE4s require subscription software to program.  I dunno, again, just thoughts.

wondermine,

which version of the DE4 board are you referring to?

and how much does it consume?

regards.

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January 31, 2012, 07:06:28 PM
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Additionally, I was thinking that if people would like to "chip in" and buy a DE4 among a couple of people, I could help arrange that for people.  I've been speaking to Terasic about possible deals.  You can email me if youre interested in buying part of a DE4 (that is to say, part of 3.6GH/s+).  Just a thought, I haven't worked out logistics but this might be a good way to do it..?  I'd just make the arrangements for y'all to meet, maybe somewhere to run it from since DE4s require subscription software to program.  I dunno, again, just thoughts.

wondermine,

which version of the DE4 board are you referring to?

and how much does it consume?

regards.

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This one it's linked on wondermines page
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January 31, 2012, 07:17:53 PM
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This one it's linked on wondermines page

Azelphur,

do you know how much power does it use? 

three thousand bucks is not so pricey given a 7970 is around 550 USD and gives around 600MHs.

if this one is 6x a 7970 in MHs but uses 1/5th of that power it would be a good card to mine on.

best regards.

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January 31, 2012, 07:41:31 PM
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Well, if you can reach 75MH/s from Cyclone IV 22k then big congrats, you are a FPGA god. Chip itself costs something around 35$ (144 QFP easy to solder) + PCB and some parts 15$ = 50$. Thats better result than Spartan6 LX150 widely popular over here. With a 500$ you can easily build board with 10 chips and 750MH/s. Quiet nice... if its true of course...

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