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April 07, 2012, 03:18:04 AM
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Now that Rev3 Singles are going out in volume we're announcing the availability of our not so well kept secret, the 25gh/s Mini Rig.

What's a Mini Rig?

The Mini Rig is a half sized Rig Box which is based on technology used in the Singles.  It's a desktop computer sized enclosure with room for up to 24 processor cards.  The cards are identical to the Single's PCB, but they use next generation processors with a greater performance density and half the power consumption per unit of performance.

Here you can see an internal arrangement illustrating the modular nature of the device.




How fast is it?

The base configuration of the Mini-Rig runs at 25gh/s while consuming only 1,250w which is less than an average clothes iron.  Speed, temperature and up time are displayed via an enclosure mounted LCD for easy monitoring.


How much do they cost?

The Mini Rig is $15,295 per unit.  That's 61 cents a mh/s which is the best in the industry.


How big is it?

The Mini Rig is proximately 1.4 feet by 10 inches in footprint.  It's 11 inches high.


What's the lead time?

Mini Rigs are custom built with a 12-15 week lead time.  Most of this is for foundry production of the processors and can be less but we have to quote the full time they may take.  We don't stock processors, so the lead time begins on the processing of each order.


Is there a warranty?

Mini Rigs are covered by a six month warranty against manufacture defect or component failure.  These are solid state devices which aren't overclocked or run hot to achieve their performance.  Reliability can be expected to be several orders of magnitude better than hard use GPU.


Orders are being processed now on a first come first serve basis at:
http://www.butterflylabs.com/order-form-bitforce-sha256-mini-rig/





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April 07, 2012, 03:28:23 AM
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Will upgraded singles be offered with the same lower power consumption as this mini-rig?

Looks like this thing has 32 fans  Roll Eyes
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April 07, 2012, 03:36:39 AM
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Interesting.

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April 07, 2012, 04:41:12 AM
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Is the warranty from delivery or purchase?

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April 07, 2012, 04:52:13 AM
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Is the warranty from delivery or purchase?

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April 07, 2012, 05:08:19 AM
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interested.
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April 07, 2012, 05:31:02 AM
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How heavy is this beast? Smiley

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April 07, 2012, 05:40:54 AM
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Why aren't you accepting Bitcoin as a valid payment method ?
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April 07, 2012, 09:23:42 AM
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The cards are identical to the Single's PCB, but they use next generation processors with a greater performance density and half the power consumption per unit of performance.

Mini Rigs are custom built with a 12-15 week lead time.

I assume that these PCBs with the next generation "processor" will make their way into the 'next generation' rev singles once they are available (in 12-15 weeks). It wouldn't make sense otherwise. Having said that, I could just buy 24 next gen singles for $14,376 ($599x24) with the same performance and power consumption, couldn't I? Would save me $900.

Obviously, the downside would be 24 USB cables and a few USB hubs, but if an essential component (central controller?) breaks down on the Mini Rig I would have to send the whole thing back to you guys and wait for another 12-15 weeks to get a new one in worst case. While if one of my 24 singles breaks down, my 23 other ones keep doing their thing and produce Bitcoin on a daily basis.

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April 07, 2012, 10:16:32 AM
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Is there a non virtual mock up aka a real, working unit?

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April 07, 2012, 10:50:13 AM
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Thanks for the update Sonny!

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April 07, 2012, 11:06:18 AM
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The cards are identical to the Single's PCB, but they use next generation processors with a greater performance density and half the power consumption per unit of performance.

Mini Rigs are custom built with a 12-15 week lead time.

I assume that these PCBs with the next generation "processor" will make their way into the 'next generation' rev singles once they are available (in 12-15 weeks). It wouldn't make sense otherwise. Having said that, I could just buy 24 next gen singles for $14,376 ($599x24) with the same performance and power consumption, couldn't I? Would save me $900.

Obviously, the downside would be 24 USB cables and a few USB hubs, but if an essential component (central controller?) breaks down on the Mini Rig I would have to send the whole thing back to you guys and wait for another 12-15 weeks to get a new one in worst case. While if one of my 24 singles breaks down, my 23 other ones keep doing their thing and produce Bitcoin on a daily basis.



Notice the wording - room for 24 - he didn't say 24.  As I understand it will be 18 (since the not so well kept secret is out)  Cheesy

Also - these are modular and could be run off USB if the central controller card went bad.

I am sure BFL will check the thread and confirm...

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April 07, 2012, 11:40:59 AM
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If i remember rightly, next gen. singles will be more expensive (think about $699)
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April 07, 2012, 11:53:00 AM
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If i remember rightly, next gen. singles will be more expensive (think about $699)

If it's indeed 18 singles that deliver 25GH/s on the next gen "processor", I don't care. Saves me an additional $2715 compared to buying their Mini Rig.

18 x $699 = $12.582

If it's still 24 units that you need for 25GH/s, we are not THAT far away.

24 x $699 = $16.776

The difference of $1481 might just be worth the redundancy I'd get in return. And don't forget I could only buy a few units and upgrade when I have more cash. No need to fork out over $15k at once. And I don't need to send them money 12-15 weeks up front. I could just wait until the singles are in stock, which I assume will happen sooner or later.
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April 07, 2012, 01:17:59 PM
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I really don't know if the singles will ever be 'In stock'.  Grin


BFL what kind of power supply will this use?  Can it be located in the chassis?  It doesn't look like it, probably external.  Sad

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April 07, 2012, 02:03:33 PM
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I really don't know if the singles will ever be 'In stock'.  Grin


BFL what kind of power supply will this use?  Can it be located in the chassis?  It doesn't look like it, probably external.  Sad


PSU will be included with the unit, and it will be inside the enclosure...

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April 07, 2012, 02:46:23 PM
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If i remember rightly, next gen. singles will be more expensive (think about $699)

If it's indeed 18 singles that deliver 25GH/s on the next gen "processor", I don't care. Saves me an additional $2715 compared to buying their Mini Rig.

18 x $699 = $12.582

If it's still 24 units that you need for 25GH/s, we are not THAT far away.

24 x $699 = $16.776

The difference of $1481 might just be worth the redundancy I'd get in return. And don't forget I could only buy a few units and upgrade when I have more cash. No need to fork out over $15k at once. And I don't need to send them money 12-15 weeks up front. I could just wait until the singles are in stock, which I assume will happen sooner or later.


Antirack, just to clarify...  there are 18 cards in the unit as shipped.  The illustration above shows 24 cards in order to demonstrate the arrangement.  We may sell additional upgrade cards at some point but pricing and availability haven't been worked out as all production is being dedicated to the core Mini Rig product itself.

Regarding the future release of a Single based on these cards, that may happen eventually and the pricing would be different but this will not happen in the near or mid term as all of this production is dedicated to the Mini Rig platform.

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April 07, 2012, 03:00:39 PM
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Is there any chance that these can be reconfigured to do something else than btc mining,  can they at least be used for sha cracking ?
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April 07, 2012, 05:08:18 PM
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Heh I have 330 grams 24k GOLD bars laying around, which just about equals the price of this rig, I am thinking selling the GOLD and buying the mini rig.

Is anyone else looking to order one ?
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April 07, 2012, 07:57:45 PM
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