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Mr. NiceGuy
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Re: Face-off
Mr. NiceGuy   12/29/2013 5:22:36 AM
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i am also very interested how we can speed up the minning with FPGA logic. As gpu cards on market are making 1mhas/s in litecoin minning...so it would be a breakthru if it possible to make more mhas/s with zedboard in comparison with fpga logic...lots of Luck !!!

betajet
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MicroZed and ZYBO
betajet   12/18/2013 10:08:07 AM
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While we've been waiting for Parallella to ship, there are some cheaper versions of ZedBoard available or soon-to-ship.  Avnet has the MicroZed, a smaller version of ZedBoard with 7Z010 (US$192) or 7Z020 (US$289) and Digilent will have the ZYBO with 7Z010 for US$189 (US$129 academic).  These are still pretty expensive, but better than the 7Z020 ZedBoard's US$395.

Habanero
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Habanero   12/18/2013 3:30:42 AM
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As you said it does come with a zynq device aswell, the biggest difference is indeed the multicore chip which screams "parallel calculations". this is mostly what my comment is about.

No they haven't arrived yet, lately I received an email from someone at adapteva saying they would soom start delivering their boards to kickstarter backers, and expected to start delivering pre-orders by January 31st.

Personnally I don't plan on mining for the sake of mining, just to play around a fun device. Surely someone with an immediate need for strong calculation capabilities might turn to the zedboard for its instant availability.

 

sa_penguin
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Re: Face-off
sa_penguin   12/18/2013 2:35:14 AM
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Doesn't the Parallela include the FPGA chip from the Zedboard? Have they not yet arrived?

For benchmarking, take the Zedboard data as a Parallela baseline. When the FPGA code gets added, the Parallela may well be able to use that, too. The big difference comes when [if] you add code specifically targeting the Parallela CPUs.

Of course, if you were planning on doing this For Real Money, other questions are: how much better does the Parallela need to be? For every day you delay starting [undelivered Dev board] how far behind do you fall? How long will you need to use the expanded capabilities of the Parallela, before you catch up with those who started TODAY with a standard Zedboard?

rich.pell
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Re: Mining?
rich.pell   12/17/2013 5:09:44 PM
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I think the concept is that - not unlike gold - bitcoins need to be "discovered" through a process that (intentionally) involves some intensive effort.  This process is more like mining than simply manufacturing coins.  Maybe someone will come up with a virtual mint to produce virtual representations of bitcoins.  :)

David Ashton
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Mining?
David Ashton   12/17/2013 3:56:58 PM
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Coins are usually produced in a Mint, not a Mine.  "Bitcoin Minting" would make much more sense, methinks....

Max The Magnificent
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Re: What would the 7 Dwarfs think about all this?
Max The Magnificent   12/17/2013 2:50:28 PM
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@Rich: For an overview of Bitcoin, including an explanation of Bitcoin mining, you may want to check out my recent article at EDN....

Cool Beans -- this will be very useful to lots of people

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Face-off
Max The Magnificent   12/17/2013 2:49:16 PM
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@Hababero: I'd love to see how parallela is going to perform. Can't wait to receive mine!

Me too!!!

rich.pell
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Re: What would the 7 Dwarfs think about all this?
rich.pell   12/17/2013 2:35:06 PM
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For an overview of Bitcoin, including an explanation of Bitcoin mining, you may want to check out my recent article at EDN:

Bitcoin: A technological and economic game changer?

Habanero
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Re: Face-off
Habanero   12/17/2013 6:18:46 AM
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Also don't forget about  DMIPS per Watt. If it's going to run 24/7, it will matter as the running cost can justify a higher initial investment in the long run.


I'd love to see how parallela is going to perform.

Can't wait to receive mine !

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