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February 10, 2015, 07:15:33 AM
Last edit: December 12, 2015, 07:48:49 AM by dogie

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0a) What to Expect
0b) What You Need
1) Powering
2) Cooling
3) Case
4) Configuration
5) Troubleshooting
6) Where to buy

0a) What to Expect (top)
HashCoins' Ares utilises 256 chips across 7 hashing boards to achieve 256MH. An internal controller is provided, although no power supplies are included.
Mounting ears are included, along with an LCD screen which reports hashrate and IP address.

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0b) What You Need (top)
You will need some accessories and power supplies to get started.

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1) Powering (top)
Ares do not come with a power supply, and you will need multiple PSUs to meet the power requirements. Power consumption varies based on ambient
operating temperature, and so to be safe a total of 2400W is recommended as a minimum. 8xPCI-E 6 or 8 pin power connectors are required, with each
ideally on its own cable rail. The right most seven PCI-E sockets individually power a hashing board (~300W), while the left most PCI-E socket powers the
controller board (200W). The recommended power supply configuration is 3x Corsair CM1000s:

CM1000 A: 3x Hashing boards
CM1000 B: 2x Hashing boards
CM1000 C: 2x Hashing boards + controller

We also need to tell the PSUs to always be on, as there isn't a motherboard to do this. Cut a paperclip into a U and insert it into the green wire and either
black wire to the side of the green wire. Tape it up for safety. The power supplies are now controlled by their switches on the rear sockets.


2) Cooling (top)
Three Delta AFB1212SHE 4000 RPM fans exhaust air out the back, while a further three intake fresh air. Each mining board is covered by an oversized
finned aluminium heatsink, which also serves to secure the board to the case. Airflow is directed through the heatsinks by custom cut ITW Formex sheets
to achieve maximum cooling.

Noise levels are extremely high and surpass that of Antminer S4s due to the extreme amount of cooling employed. Units were tested in up to 40C ambient
temperatures, and while hashrate remained constant, power consumption did creep up. There are no temperature monitoring functions, nor hashrate or
fan control accessible to users.



3) Case (top)
The Ares' case is a large 4U, rack mountable steel contraption which is extremely solid. Modules are screwed in via their heatsinks like generation 1 Avalons.
The front of the case features an LCD which reports hashrate and IP address, while the rear features the 8 PCI-E 8 pin connectors and ethernet port.

A shipped Ares weighs 23.5kg and the shipping box measures 600mm x 450mm x 300mm while the unit measures 500mm x 425mm x 175mm.

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4) Configuration (top)
Setup is straight forward due to the use of a Web UI and custom controller.

  • Prepare the paperclips for the PSUs' 24 pin connectors.
  • Plug in the eight PCI-E cables to the miner.
  • Plug in an ethernet cable from the Ares to your router.

  • Power on the power supplies using their switch at the back.
  • Make sure that your router's DHCP table is turned on. You can assume it is already on if you have a typical router.
  • Using a browser, navigate to your router and find the IP it has assigned the Ares and navigate to that IP.
  • Login using "admin" as the password.
  • Navigate to the page "Mining". Enter your pool information in the below format. GHash appears to be the only pool Ares are stable on. Click "Set".
  • Navigate to Dashboard to check mining has started.
  • Navigate to your GHash miners page and next to the delete button enter "16284" to manually set the difficulty. Without this, the Ares may get stuck
    at 20MH or so as the controller becomes overloaded by low difficulty shares.
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5) Troubleshooting (top)
TBD as problems arise.




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July 02, 2015, 04:05:27 AM
Last edit: July 09, 2015, 10:11:50 AM by Rabinovitch

Good stuff. Rare stuff.  Embarrassed

The right most seven PCI-E sockets individually power a hashing board (~300W), while the left most PCI-E socket powers the
controller board (200W)

May be the right most eight sockets?

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