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February 03, 2012, 01:29:36 AM
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Hi all!

My boss and I were chatting about BTC and mining (we use solar power so the extra power isn't of concern to my boss as the grid pays us a pittance for our overproduction), and we are interested in giving it a go on the CAD stations we have here, but we only want  to use idle time.

I tried out the puddinpop RPC screensavers, but they are over a year old and just crash when trying to submit work. cgminer and commandsaver half works, but cgminer doesn't handle console redirection well at all and rarely exits cleanly.

Any other suggestions? If I wanted to offer a bounty on developing a solution, what's a reasonable offer? Anyone else looking for a screensaver miner who'd be willing to chip in?

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February 03, 2012, 01:50:21 AM
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i use this with some pc's https://bitcointalk.org/?topic=8403.0. I set it up with the windows scheduled tasks to run while idle and stop when some user interacts with the pc. Hope it helps

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February 03, 2012, 04:22:15 AM
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Likely CAD stations are running nVidia hardware, which won't make you much. Make sure to do the calculations to determine whether you will actually make more in BTC than you would selling the extra power to the grid.

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February 03, 2012, 10:34:13 AM
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Don't forget to include mining-caused hardware MTBF reduction into your profitability calculations.
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February 03, 2012, 03:03:38 PM
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Likely CAD stations are running nVidia hardware, which won't make you much. Make sure to do the calculations to determine whether you will actually make more in BTC than you would selling the extra power to the grid.

I do have some mining experience and am aware of the deficiency in mining in nVidia. All the cards are ATIs.

Don't forget to include mining-caused hardware MTBF reduction into your profitability calculations.


Good point, have now done so!
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February 03, 2012, 04:51:46 PM
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Likely CAD stations are running nVidia hardware, which won't make you much. Make sure to do the calculations to determine whether you will actually make more in BTC than you would selling the extra power to the grid.

I do have some mining experience and am aware of the deficiency in mining in nVidia. All the cards are ATIs.
Hey cool, are they the RV series workstation cards? I would be interested in how well they mine.

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