Antminer S3

Antminer S3 refers to a segment of compact Asik miners for SHA256 hashing, while delivering some of the most balanced energy efficiency of all devices like him, on the market today.

Design Bitcoin miner Antminer S3:

Externally Antminer S3 has a very simple, but quite recognizable design. The special features of this design include Asik handed out coolers on both sides of the main body, and the rest - all the same black and featureless box, which are now dozens. But the main advantage of the construction Antminer S3 is that it is almost completely disassembled, and you can remove the side and top panels, get comfortable access to all device boards. Because the coolers were outside, all the boards are located very closely to each other, which made such a compact S3.

All the processing power of miners bear the two boards arranged vertically along the structure. In each set of 16 chips Bitmain BM1382 second generation 28nm process technology by the executed. Besides, asic miner Antminer S3 in its standard configuration is equipped with a network controller, which many of its competitors is not in sight. As for the power supply, then you have to buy it separately, based on the power consumption of 366 watts. Also worthy of special praise the high quality of materials and assembly of the device.

The overall performance and power consumption:

In addition to its compact size and good staffing, bitcoin miner Antminer S3 also boasts almost the best indicators of energy efficiency among all its peers, on the market today. Considering the average temperature miners working in 35 degrees, its efficiency is 0.78 W / GC and GC speed heshirovaniya- 440 / s. Furthermore, the manufacturer intentionally limited maximum performance chips, it is possible to achieve a productivity of 500 r / s, at a temperature of 48 degrees, which is quite acceptable for chips BM1382.

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BITMAIN ANTMINER S3 ++ is a compact and at the same time, high-performance solution for home Bitcoin Mining. This unit is focused on working with the script, and SHA-256 is capable of issuing an impressive heshreyt 450 GC / s.

Design and hardware ANTMINER S3 ++:

The first thing that catches your eye at the first examination ANTMINER S3 ++, is its compactness. Asik is enclosed in a semi-open aluminum housing and its front panel, you can see only a cooler and a network interface standard Ethernet. If we talk about the case in more detail, the upper and lower lids are not available, and the design is protected by two removable side panels, removing you get full access to the working device boards. And if the front panel ANTMINER S3 ++ is cooler, then the back is an almost continuous window, thereby opening a full-fledged air channel through the radiators Asik. Such a lightweight design of the device allows it, with all its compactness to maintain a low temperature regime of work.

Looking inside the device you will find two vertically-arranged working boards, each of which is set to 16 chips BM1382, made of 28-nm process technology and known worldwide for its stability and extremely low-power consumption. Thus, the device combines the parallel chip 32 and thus able to give such an impressive heshreyt 450 GC / s.
But even with all his power, Asik-miner ANTMINER S3 ++ provides an incredibly quiet mode of his work, which is achieved through the use of first-class low speed cooler. Working board devices are arranged in such a way that the processor heat sinks are turned inward and full blown external cooler unit. Thus, the maximum temperature of the device does not exceed 40 ° C, and the noise level is within 65 dB.
Apart from the fees, ANTMINER S3 ++ also comes with preinstalled network controller, which is located directly above the horizontal radiator block device.

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Antminer S4

Antminer S4 - is a powerful Asik miner, providing speed of hash 2 mi / s. In addition to its high performance, S4 has an impressive energy efficiency parameters, as well as a fully staffed to complete the work right "out of the box."

Design features bitcoin-miner Antminer S4:

Antminer S4 is made in standard sizes, designed for server rack 3U, so apparently this miner is very simple: a horizontally-oriented rectangular box with a black grille and, unusually for Asik, with built-in LCD-display. The design allows the miners to remove the two sides and the top cover, which is enough for full access to the filling device.
Nice to see the full complement of devices: available immediately there is a power supply and a network controller. Everything is connected and ready for the full Mining. The only thing that you need - this is the power cord, which is not standard, but even if he was in there, you hardly would have received a cable with a suitable plug.

The hardware of the device:

Inside the case there are 4 CPU boards installed in two rows on top of one other. Each card bears the 40 chips BM1382, made on 28nm process technology. They are mounted in such a way that for every 8 chips have one radiator. In addition to the distributed system radiator, the device is equipped with four coolers, two on the front and back cover.
In addition to working boards, the housing is mounted network controller and LED-indicator. To connect to the network using a standard interface, such as Ethernet. As an indicator, then it displays the name of the device itself, the working IP-address, the current speed of hashing, as well as its temperature.

Software Bitcoin miner Antminer S4:

The software of the device is designed as a web-based interface, and has the same structure as the whole family Asik Antminer. Various windows are presented in separate tabs, the interface is very informative and functional, allowing you to not only monitor all the current parameters of the device, but the overall look of his statistics and his own rebuild.

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BitCrane UltraHoist

BitCrane UltraHoist - Asik is a chip-miner, which is able to produce a SHA-256 hash at an incredible speed in the 506 GC / s. From its closest competitors, the model is compact, first-class workmanship and high-efficiency and energy efficiency of their work.

Design features Bitcoin miner-BitCrane UltraHoist:

Asik-miner BitCrane UltraHoist designed as a single board of compact dimensions, which is directly supplied to the power supply and on which the microprocessor chip model The Golden Nonce. This processor is made on 28-nm technology and easily provide the title of the most high-performance device single-chip Asik-miner in the world. In addition, BitCrane delivers chips with unlocked multiplier, which opens up opportunities to their users overclock their Asik.

The microprocessor socket on the motherboard UltraHoist made according to the type of standard connectors on motherboards for PCs. Moreover, the board of miners may be configured for any cooling system, designed for the latest generation of Intel processors (using sockets 1155, 1150 or 1156). Because of this compatibility, the device can offer its users a wide range of cooling systems, from the most economical (air) and to the most advanced (water). Depending on this will depend on the maximum speed of hashing Asik-miners, and its power consumption.
In addition to the microprocessor socket, the circuit board device also carries a standard 4-pin power interface PCIE, 4-pin USB-socket connector and the usual micro-USB B-type.

One of the main features of the base plate UltraHoist device is the high quality of materials used in it. Thus, the circuit board of Asik-miner has 12 separate layers and made of a refractory material FR-4, thereby ensuring the device's highest safety standards.

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Prisma v.2.0

Prisma - a compact device for hashing algorithm SHA-256, provides stability in heshreyt 1.4 th / s. Due to its low cost and sophisticated compact design, Prisma is perfectly suited for the collection of super-stack of several miners.

Features of the network connection Prisma:

In terms of network connectivity, Bitcoin miner Prisma can be called a fairly universal. This is due to the possibility of his works with two types of controllers. For example, the standard for this model is considered to BE Controller and it is capable of connecting to her once 3 of miners. But beyond that, Prisma can be connected, and by the widespread Raspberry Pi, for which there is in the configuration adapter with USB-interface. In the immediate testing, Prisma perfectly reveals himself to such well-known mining pools as BTCGuild, BFGMiner, MultiMiner: miner is very reliable and stable under prolonged load.

Design and specifications of hardware Asik miners Prisma:

If we talk about the design of Prisma, it is reminiscent of the well-known Tube 800+. All this is thanks to its open-frame construction, where the walls are formed by the boards, which allows for efficient air passage. Each of the boards carries a 12 processors ASICMiner BE200 third generation. So, in total, a miner is equipped with a 48-chips, which provide heshreyt 1.4 mi / s.

Screen control and monitoring miners Prisma:

The software of the device is as simple as its design. Everything that you see - is a single-screen control with monotonous background, which displays all the necessary information and nothing superfluous. Here you have an opportunity to view the statistics of the miners, the current frequency of its chips, the selected network, the current session, total loading device, etc. And if you are at least somewhat familiar with mining, the deal in the Software for you will be absolutely no difficulty.

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BITMAIN Antminer S4 +

BITMAIN Antminer S4 + is a powerful mining station designed for home use and for use in server rooms. The device is aimed to work with scripts, and SHA-256 is capable of issuing a blazing fast hashing 2.6 mi / s.

Appearance and specifications miners Antminer S4 +:

Structurally Antminer S4 + is made in the spirit of previous models from the manufacturer Asik BITMAIN. All hardware stuffing device is enclosed in a black aluminum body size slightly smaller than an ordinary home PC. The front panel Antminer S4 + taken out all the main LED display, power connector, and a standard network interface such as Ethernet. As for the cooling system, the device manufacturer has decided to provide four powerful cooler, the first two of which are on the front cover of the device and work on blowing, while the other two are located on the rear panel and accordingly work on blowing. As for the body of Asik, it is collapsible, and if you want you can take off his upper U-shaped cover, thus opening the access to all the internal "hardware" device.
Well, the last feature of the body of this model is its full compliance with the format Rack 3U, allowing you to set Antminer S4 + into standard server racks.

Inside Asik-miner BITMAIN Antminer S4 + are four working board and they are located horizontally in two rows. Each of these cards carry the 51 chip model BM1382, that a total of as many as 204 parallel processors and heshreyt 2.5 mi. But for proper cooling as the impressive amount of computing power producer has placed on each of the boards to 10 radiators.

If you continue with an internal examination Antminer S4 +, you can also note the presence of built-in power supply at 1600 W, and the preset network controller. All this Antminer S4 + is a fully self-contained device that does not require additional modifications and immediately ready for full use.

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Avalon 4

Avalon 4 - is a specialized device designed to earnings cryptocurrency. This model is equipped with the fourth generation of chips from the manufacturer Avalon, have a greater capacity to provide speed of hashing 1 mi / sec.

Design and specifications Bitcoin miner Avalon 4:

Outwardly, this model is very simple and at the same time is quite functional. The housing has an elongated rectangular shape and has two removable covers on each side, working on the same principle as in the conventional computer system blocks. This provides a fairly quick and easy access to all the workers pay. On the front of the case is the only one cooler with a diameter of 12 cm blade and the rear part are necessary for connectors and installed grating provides the necessary cooling air passage.
PSU is not supplied, and you need a proper power supply capacity of at least 680 watts. In addition, the power supply should provide a DC voltage of 12V and current of at least 51A.
Inside there are 10 miners closely cards, 5 pieces in two rows. Each of them can accommodate 4 chips A3222, made on 28 nm technology, a total of 40 chips and enables the speed of hashing, slightly more than 1 mi / sec. Each board has a radiator at one end and is located on a heat sink on the other, so much of the heat sink elements occupy housing. With such a powerful system of radiators, the temperature miner Avalon 4 does not exceed 40 ° C, even at maximum load.
Connecting miner Avalon 4 to the network through the controller Raspberry Pi of the second generation, which is widely used by many miners, and has already proven its reliability and stability. But it is also worth noting that the controller is connected to the Miner not directly but through a special AUC-adapter, which, however, does not affect the overall performance of the device.

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Antminer S5

Antminer S5 - a compact miner having a fairly low levels of energy consumption, so is perfect for use at home.

Design Asik miners Antminer S5:

For maximum ventilation device, its manufacturer has found a rather unusual constructive approach, sparing the body from the top and bottom panels. Moreover, almost the entire front of the miner takes a 120-millimeter cooler and the rear part of the cross-cutting almost entirely to provide a continuous air duct from the fan through the working board and device. This design not only speeds up the cooling of the miners but also provides full access to all network and the supply terminals of the device. Cooling System miners Antminer S5, in addition to the cooler also includes two powerful radiator on the job boards. Such an approach to minimize noise pollution device performance, making it ideal for home use.

The hardware of the Bitcoin miner-Antminer S5:

The heart of the miners are the two parallel board is installed, each of which carries a 15 chips BM1384, which are made of 28-nm process technology. Due to this, the total rate reaches 1155 hashing r / s and the energy efficiency is at the level of 0.51 J / gh, which again is an indication to the home of mining.
Connecting the miners to the network through the already embedded in it a network controller, which is mounted horizontally on two workers pay.
Each board is equipped with two 6-pin power connector type PCI-E - for normal operation of the device you need to connect to both connectors.

Power supply standard is not included.

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Antminer S5 +

Antminer S5 + is a very compact, but high-performance device for home cryptocurrency of mining, which is carried out by means of hashing scripts SHA-256.

The appearance and performance of miners Antminer S5 +:

The main feature of the appearance Asik-miner is its semi-open structure consisting of three aluminum blocks, each of which accounted for two heat sinks in the cooler blowing and blowing. On top of the device is its network controller, a number of information loops and power supply wires, and as an indication there are two LEDs.

Each of the three building blocks Asik-miner Antminer S5 +, in turn, holds a three working board, which is installed on 48 types of chips BM1384. In general, the device includes a processor 432, which makes them heshreyt at 7722 GC / s. Each chip is equipped with its own heat sink with one side of the board, as well as larger total radiator other. This approach allows the coolers to remove the device from the processor elements the greatest amount of heat, providing a quiet and low-temperature operation mode.

This model does not come with built-in power supply, making it a versatile choice for advanced users. Rated power of the device is about 3436 watts, while energy efficiency is an impressive 0.445 J / Tx.

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SFARDS SF100 is the first device in the world for mining cryptocurrency formed on the basis of 28-nm processors, and launched into mass production, is equally capable of processing as the SHA-256 and Scrypt hashing algorithms.

Design and specifications Asik-miner SFARDS SF100:

Asik miner SFARDS SF100 is enclosed in a compact aluminum body having on its top cover a small metal handle for its convenient transportation. In itself, the device lightweight and compact, making it a great option for the home of mining cryptocurrency. On the front cover Asik disposed venting bore, and a network interface and a light indication, which consists of seven LEDs arranged vertically. With this display device can inform the user of his current performance.

On the back cover of the device is a lattice, which is set for cooling the cooler.
Looking inside the unit, you will find four business card set vertically, each of which carries a powerful radiator that effectively copes with the challenge of excess heat from the processor modules.

The main feature of this Asik-miner is its unique set of microprocessors developed by Sfards Technology and able to work with the two most common hashing algorithms and the world: SHA-256 and Scrypt. Total unit has 24 chip model FD-SOI SF3301, performed on 28-nanometer technology, which miner SFARDS SF100 is capable of reaching the speed of hashing 1700 GC / s for the SHA-256 algorithm and 47 mh / s algorithms Scrypt.
Another feature of this device is that it is able to handle two different types of cryptographic algorithms simultaneously.

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Bitcoin Mining

One of the most unique aspects of Bitcoin is that you can generate it through the process of mining, which is something anyone with a computer can do. This is unlike fiat currency which can only be printed by the government. This makes Bitcoin somewhat similar to gold and other precious metals, since they can only be mined, not printed on demand. Bitcoin mining is far different than extracting resources out of the Earth however. Instead it involves your computer solving complex equations. The equations solved during Bitcoin mining are cryptographic hashing functions, which are usually referred to as hashes. Here are some photos Bitcoin Mining farm:

What is a Satoshi?

A Satoshi is the smallest fraction of a Bitcoin that can currently be sent: 0.00000001 BTC, that is, a hundredth of a millionth BTC. Use the Converter to find out how much your balance is worth!

  • 1 Satoshi = 0.00000001 
  • 10 Satoshi = 0.00000010 
  • 100 Satoshi = 0.00000100  = 1 Bit
  • 1,000 Satoshi = 0.00001000 
  • 10,000 Satoshi = 0.00010000 
  • 100,000 Satoshi = 0.00100000  = 1 mBTC
  • 1,000,000 Satoshi = 0.01000000  = 1cBTC
  • 10,000,000 Satoshi = 0.10000000 
  • 100,000,000 Satoshi = 1.00000000 BTC

Who controls the Bitcoin network?

Nobody owns the Bitcoin network much like no one owns the technology behind email or the Internet. Bitcoin transactions are verified by Bitcoin miners. While developers are improving the software they cannot force a change in the Bitcoin protocol because all users are free to choose what software and version they use.

In order to stay compatible with each other, all users need to use software complying with the same rules. Bitcoin can only work correctly with a complete consensus among all users. Therefore, all users and developers have a strong incentive to protect this consensus.

Is Bitcoin really used by people?

Yes. There is a growing number of businesses and individuals using Bitcoin. This includes brick and mortar businesses like restaurants, apartments, law firms, and popular online services such as Namecheap, WordPress, and Reddit. While Bitcoin remains a relatively new phenomenon, it is growing fast. At the end of August 2013, the value of all bitcoins in circulation exceeded US$ 1.5 billion with millions of dollars worth of bitcoins exchanged daily.

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