So, bearing in mind the kit we all run for Science it does seem a little strange we don’t have much of a thread based on the mining of Crypto Currencies.
So many people have jumped onto the bandwagon, a lot of them new people unsure of efficient clock speeds or power usage and we have years of knowledge on that sort of thing between us.
From the simple programs such as NiceHash to running a dedicated algorithm compiled from source on GitHub to mine your coins - there must be some knowledge here that is worth tapping into and I wonder if we can get a few of the dedicated miners to spend a few days a month doing Science work.
So what are you mining, if you are, and what are you using?
I have a couple of webserver VPS machines that have Monero running on the CPU, a dedicated Ethereum using a RX480 and my gaming machine and work machines all have 1070 8Gb cards, mainly on Ethereum. I’m taking a punt on LUXCoin as my alt-coin gamble, I think everyone should have a gamble at the next “big” coin.
Bit of a strange time to start the thread, bearing in mind the current prices! Last time they dipped this low, hardware started to appear for sale at “normal” prices and not hyper inflated mining prices, so could be good for the science crunchers.
Share your thoughts, knowledge and setup - time to attract the search engines back to TPR.