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March 14, 2012, 02:13:26 AM
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So FPGA and ASIC seem to be the future of mining. With systems like the "Rig" from Butterly Labs, you have amazingly dense power per watt, however you still have a significant power draw.

Who would be interested in pooling resources to acquire BFL Singles, Rigs or other FPGA or ASIC devices, and pack them into a secure server room with plenty of power. I currently have 1 BFL Single and it's fantastic.

Along with a financial buy-in, I would be able to provide a secure server room with a minimum of 50AMPs @240V and dedicated cooling.

What ideas, options or interest is out there? Add to the thread and let's hear it!

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March 14, 2012, 03:42:42 PM
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That would be quite interesting if a Rig Box or ASIC based mining operation could be setup. I'm watching these kind of projects.

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March 14, 2012, 04:04:00 PM
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pack them into a secure server room

Interesting idea, what does secure mean though? Would each share holder have access to the "secure server room"?
Who is the keeper of the keys? You know why this is important.

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March 14, 2012, 08:54:00 PM
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pack them into a secure server room

Interesting idea, what does secure mean though? Would each share holder have access to the "secure server room"?
Who is the keeper of the keys? You know why this is important.

Secure as in locked with limited access and security systems, cctv etc. 
I don't see why not if they'd like to come up to the Rocky Mountains for a visit.
Myself and my network admin only have access.

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March 14, 2012, 09:11:48 PM
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Where in the Rockies? I'm out in Boulder myself. The biggest thing I'd be interest in is a place to co-lo my growing HD 5970s farm.. I'm a lowly apartment dweller and don't have the ability to feed any more juice to my farm. However, I might also be interested in a share of a crowdsourced FPGA farm.

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March 14, 2012, 11:01:12 PM
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Where in the Rockies? I'm out in Boulder myself. The biggest thing I'd be interest in is a place to co-lo my growing HD 5970s farm.. I'm a lowly apartment dweller and don't have the ability to feed any more juice to my farm. However, I might also be interested in a share of a crowdsourced FPGA farm.
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March 14, 2012, 11:45:32 PM
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My best offering I think would be my power costs. Currently at $0.00 KW/h.

I have a very nice lease agreement to be sure. 4 years remaining too :-D

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March 14, 2012, 11:47:17 PM
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My best offering I think would be my power costs. Currently at $0.00 KW/h.

I have a very nice lease agreement to be sure. 4 years remaining too :-D
Hahaha, that's a sweet deal! Smiley
Just don't tell me now that floor space is something like 20€/m2 XD

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My best offering I think would be my power costs. Currently at $0.00 KW/h.

I have a very nice lease agreement to be sure. 4 years remaining too :-D


Looking more interesting....
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March 25, 2012, 10:07:29 PM
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I had a similar idea here (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=73908.0).

Collocation of miners seems like a no-brainer to me...

PM me and we can discuss it in detail. I'm really interested....
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March 26, 2012, 10:21:29 PM
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$0.00 Kw/h looks more enticing to GPU folks then FPGA folks I would imagine.


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March 27, 2012, 04:08:51 PM
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$0.00 Kw/h looks more enticing to GPU folks then FPGA folks I would imagine.



depends on how many FPGAs you have :-D

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True...  Grin


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March 27, 2012, 09:50:43 PM
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Where in the Rockies? I'm out in Boulder myself. The biggest thing I'd be interest in is a place to co-lo my growing HD 5970s farm.. I'm a lowly apartment dweller and don't have the ability to feed any more juice to my farm. However, I might also be interested in a share of a crowdsourced FPGA farm.
  Do you have an electric stove or Dryer?  Those outlets are pretty handy if your low on juice in an apt.
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March 27, 2012, 10:08:02 PM
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So FPGA and ASIC seem to be the future of mining. With systems like the "Rig" from Butterly Labs, you have amazingly dense power per watt, however you still have a significant power draw.

Who would be interested in pooling resources to acquire BFL Singles, Rigs or other FPGA or ASIC devices, and pack them into a secure server room with plenty of power. I currently have 1 BFL Single and it's fantastic.

Along with a financial buy-in, I would be able to provide a secure server room with a minimum of 50AMPs @240V and dedicated cooling.

What ideas, options or interest is out there? Add to the thread and let's hear it!

So I would fly out my precious rigbox *future speak* to the Rockies never to be seen anymore, or visit her it once or twice a year (in combo with a skiing trip)? Or better yet, have it shipped to you from BFL having never laid eyes on it?

That's a really tough thing to ask man, really tough. Even for 0$ electricity...  Undecided

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March 28, 2012, 03:00:02 AM
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Might I suggest you use GLBSE as a funding method for this project.

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March 28, 2012, 10:23:02 AM
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So FPGA and ASIC seem to be the future of mining. With systems like the "Rig" from Butterly Labs, you have amazingly dense power per watt, however you still have a significant power draw.

Who would be interested in pooling resources to acquire BFL Singles, Rigs or other FPGA or ASIC devices, and pack them into a secure server room with plenty of power. I currently have 1 BFL Single and it's fantastic.

Along with a financial buy-in, I would be able to provide a secure server room with a minimum of 50AMPs @240V and dedicated cooling.

What ideas, options or interest is out there? Add to the thread and let's hear it!

So I would fly out my precious rigbox *future speak* to the Rockies never to be seen anymore, or visit her it once or twice a year (in combo with a skiing trip)? Or better yet, have it shipped to you from BFL having never laid eyes on it?

That's a really tough thing to ask man, really tough. Even for 0$ electricity...  Undecided

Never heard of Data Centers? Believe me, if you have a $15k-$30k worth of kit, you don't want it lying around home. You'll be stressed to hell and back when you leave home for any extended period of time.

On the other hand a Data Center, has improved security, CCTV, and so on. - I would find it tough having my rigs at home if they were over a certain value and power cost.

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March 29, 2012, 05:16:11 AM
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So FPGA and ASIC seem to be the future of mining. With systems like the "Rig" from Butterly Labs, you have amazingly dense power per watt, however you still have a significant power draw.

Who would be interested in pooling resources to acquire BFL Singles, Rigs or other FPGA or ASIC devices, and pack them into a secure server room with plenty of power. I currently have 1 BFL Single and it's fantastic.

Along with a financial buy-in, I would be able to provide a secure server room with a minimum of 50AMPs @240V and dedicated cooling.

What ideas, options or interest is out there? Add to the thread and let's hear it!

So I would fly out my precious rigbox *future speak* to the Rockies never to be seen anymore, or visit her it once or twice a year (in combo with a skiing trip)? Or better yet, have it shipped to you from BFL having never laid eyes on it?

That's a really tough thing to ask man, really tough. Even for 0$ electricity...  Undecided

Never heard of Data Centers? Believe me, if you have a $15k-$30k worth of kit, you don't want it lying around home. You'll be stressed to hell and back when you leave home for any extended period of time.

On the other hand a Data Center, has improved security, CCTV, and so on. - I would find it tough having my rigs at home if they were over a certain value and power cost.




We currently have $3 mil in insurance coverage, theft, fire, water, blizzard. All covered. 


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So I would fly out my precious rigbox *future speak* to the Rockies never to be seen anymore, or visit her it once or twice a year (in combo with a skiing trip)? Or better yet, have it shipped to you from BFL having never laid eyes on it?

That's a really tough thing to ask man, really tough. Even for 0$ electricity...  Undecided

We currently have $3 mil in insurance coverage, theft, fire, water, blizzard. All covered. 

Thanks for that answer, that was mostly point of my question, most impressive.

Another thing I was wondering about:

My best offering I think would be my power costs. Currently at $0.00 KW/h.

I have a very nice lease agreement to be sure. 4 years remaining too :-D

Usually such lease agreements assume 'reasonable' use of energy. So I would think that you are certain that this agreement can't be canceled just because you draw the full power possible?

And what about constant internet connection. Will you be ready to immediately act (like have someone on call each day of the week) if it goes down for any reason?


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My best offering I think would be my power costs. Currently at $0.00 KW/h.

I have a very nice lease agreement to be sure. 4 years remaining too :-D

Usually such lease agreements assume 'reasonable' use of energy. So I would think that you are certain that this agreement can't be canceled just because you draw the full power possible?

And what about constant internet connection. Will you be ready to immediately act (like have someone on call each day of the week) if it goes down for any reason?


It's my daily office, so I'm typically there, we also have "metro ethernet" since the office tower is down the street from some major backbones, plus we have redundant auto failover. Management systems are also connected to ethernet connected PDUs for remote power cycle.

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