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April 27, 2011, 06:34:32 AM
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http://nextbigfuture.com/2011/04/is-national-security-agency-building.html

I wonder what hash rate that would provide  Cheesy
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April 27, 2011, 06:42:20 AM
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That's not fair mining competition  Grin

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April 27, 2011, 10:44:27 AM
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Lol at spending a billion dollars on a computer and "having energy efficiency in mind".

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April 28, 2011, 12:41:41 AM
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Lol at spending a billion dollars on a computer and "having energy efficiency in mind".
*energy efficiency

"3GFLOPS/watt"

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April 28, 2011, 01:17:32 AM
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Cool! I'd love having a computer like that, then on bitcoinwatch I could take up the whole pie chart for hash distribution.  Grin Too bad it would be so expensive it would take forever to recover the cost.

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April 28, 2011, 08:58:34 AM
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I don't know much about this stuff, but based on the fact that a 5870 can get up to 2.7 Teraflops, that would make the government computer 370,370 times faster.  I hear that 5870s get about 300 Mega hash/s so that means that the Exaflop computer would get like 111 MILLION Mega hash/s or 111 Tera hash/s.  That's a block every 59 minutes on average, at the current difficulty level.  Did I do my math right?
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May 03, 2011, 04:33:13 PM
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I don't know much about this stuff, but based on the fact that a 5870 can get up to 2.7 Teraflops, that would make the government computer 370,370 times faster.  I hear that 5870s get about 300 Mega hash/s so that means that the Exaflop computer would get like 111 MILLION Mega hash/s or 111 Tera hash/s.  That's a block every 59 minutes on average, at the current difficulty level.  Did I do my math right?
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May 03, 2011, 07:26:32 PM
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I don't know much about this stuff, but based on the fact that a 5870 can get up to 2.7 Teraflops, that would make the government computer 370,370 times faster.  I hear that 5870s get about 300 Mega hash/s so that means that the Exaflop computer would get like 111 MILLION Mega hash/s or 111 Tera hash/s.  That's a block every 59 minutes on average, at the current difficulty level.  Did I do my math right?
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The average time to generate a block at 111000000000 Khps, given current difficulty of 109670.13329248 , is 4 seconds

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May 03, 2011, 08:25:22 PM
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I don't know much about this stuff, but based on the fact that a 5870 can get up to 2.7 Teraflops, that would make the government computer 370,370 times faster.  I hear that 5870s get about 300 Mega hash/s so that means that the Exaflop computer would get like 111 MILLION Mega hash/s or 111 Tera hash/s.  That's a block every 59 minutes on average, at the current difficulty level.  Did I do my math right?
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The average time to generate a block at 111000000000 Khps, given current difficulty of 109670.13329248 , is 4 seconds

Hmmm, you are right. 
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May 03, 2011, 09:49:08 PM
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I don't know much about this stuff, but based on the fact that a 5870 can get up to 2.7 Teraflops, that would make the government computer 370,370 times faster.  I hear that 5870s get about 300 Mega hash/s so that means that the Exaflop computer would get like 111 MILLION Mega hash/s or 111 Tera hash/s.  That's a block every 59 minutes on average, at the current difficulty level.  Did I do my math right?
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The average time to generate a block at 111000000000 Khps, given current difficulty of 109670.13329248 , is 4 seconds

Hmmm, you are right.  
4 seconds...

You'd basically corner the entire bitcoin generation market.

EDIT:  Once the difficulty stabilized around the new block generation, you would still be making about $600K/month off of it... though I doubt you could rent it for less than that.  Tongue
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