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October 02, 2012, 04:01:50 PM
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If anyone is currently in college or associated with a university, chip facilities often offer very, very cheap production runs for educational purposes. I seem to remember my professor in VLSI saying something about getting chips made for students for like 100 bucks. It's like the "student edition" of microsoft software, like the copies of Office and Visual Studio .NET that I bought from the university for $3 each.

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October 02, 2012, 06:24:47 PM
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If anyone is currently in college or associated with a university, chip facilities often offer very, very cheap production runs for educational purposes. I seem to remember my professor in VLSI saying something about getting chips made for students for like 100 bucks. It's like the "student edition" of microsoft software, like the copies of Office and Visual Studio .NET that I bought from the university for $3 each.

Interesting...if true, then this should be underway in no time. Roll Eyes

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October 02, 2012, 09:24:30 PM
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I don't think there will be any LTC ASICs any time soon. I suppose its possible, but LTC FPGAs are a whole lot more likely. LTC FPGAs I'd be happy and fine with. ASICs, ehhh. They have caused too much controversy so far, so I'd rather that they stay away.

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October 02, 2012, 10:28:37 PM
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I don't think there will be any LTC ASICs any time soon. I suppose its possible, but LTC FPGAs are a whole lot more likely. LTC FPGAs I'd be happy and fine with. ASICs, ehhh. They have caused too much controversy so far, so I'd rather that they stay away.

As a GPU miner.. i want SOMETHING to stay relevant Smiley

It feels like 2010 in the LTC world right now.

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October 06, 2012, 05:59:40 PM
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How about Larrabee? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larrabee_(microarchitecture)
Intel Larrabee is x86 compatible GPGPU device. I thought, after some minor changes and recompilation, it could work with current miners.

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October 08, 2012, 06:12:08 AM
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I imagine any actual BTC FPGA could be used, firmware re-writed and mine LTC...   anyone know if someone working on it ?

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October 08, 2012, 06:14:48 AM
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I imagine any actual BTC FPGA could be used, firmware re-writed and mine LTC...   anyone know if someone working on it ?


the FPGA would need lots of on board memory.

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October 08, 2012, 04:51:32 PM
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I imagine any actual BTC FPGA could be used, firmware re-writed and mine LTC...   anyone know if someone working on it ?


the FPGA would need lots of on board memory.

You only need to connect the FPGA to memory and you're set. That said, when it's economically feasible, they will do it. Until then, gpus!

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October 08, 2012, 05:00:11 PM
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I imagine any actual BTC FPGA could be used, firmware re-writed and mine LTC...   anyone know if someone working on it ?


the FPGA would need lots of on board memory.

You only need to connect the FPGA to memory and you're set. That said, when it's economically feasible, they will do it. Until then, gpus!

you can probably use an sp605, which has 128mb of onboard ddr3 memory. no idea how fast it'd be, though.

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October 08, 2012, 06:41:02 PM
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I imagine any actual BTC FPGA could be used, firmware re-writed and mine LTC...   anyone know if someone working on it ?


the FPGA would need lots of on board memory.

You only need to connect the FPGA to memory and you're set. That said, when it's economically feasible, they will do it. Until then, gpus!

you can probably use an sp605, which has 128mb of onboard ddr3 memory. no idea how fast it'd be, though.

Hmm interesting. Someone should try it. I'm not familiar with programming FPGA's to do this.

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October 13, 2012, 01:13:10 AM
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Hmm interesting. Someone should try it. I'm not familiar with programming FPGA's to do this.

Neither do I. But .. since I can but a birthday present for myself, I'd have a sp605. One needs a hobby Smiley

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