Intel to Patent a BTC Mining Hardware 'Accelerator'

Thanks to the "accelerator", Intel engineers plan to reduce power consumption by 35% compared to traditional processors.
30 March 2018   1731

Technology giant Intel is working on a hardware "accelerator" for mining, which will reduce energy costs in the production of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. This is stated in the relevant patent application, the day before it was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. This is reported by Coinndesk.

A document called "Bitcoin Mining Hardware Accelerator With Optimized Message Digest and Message Scheduler Datapath" describes a method for optimizing an existing mining process.

Because the software and hardware utilized in Bitcoin mining uses brute force to repeatedly and endlessly perform SHA-256 functions, the process of Bitcoin mining can be very power-intensive and utilize large amounts of hardware space. The embodiments described herein optimize Bitcoin mining operations by reducing the space utilized and power consumed by Bitcoin mining hardware.

Intel Patent Filing

 Thanks to the "accelerator", Intel engineers plan to reduce power consumption by 35% compared to traditional processors.

In addition, it is noted that the invention is not limited to the functionality of specialized integrated circuits (ASICs). In other words, the "accelerator" can be used in a number of different mining systems.

New Antminer S9SE to be Sold Out in Few Hours

Price of updated device is is $ 351, hashrate - 16 TH\s and power efficiencey is 80 J\TH
19 June 2019   73

The Chinese manufacturer of mining equipment Bitmain introduced a budget device for Bitcoin mining Antminer S9SE. New ASIC miners were sold out in few hours.

Antminer S9SE is more efficient than previous models of this line. It's hashrate is 16 TH/s and power efficiency is 80 J/TH. For example, for S9k, the hash rate is 13.5TH/s, for S9j - 14.5TH/s.

The company's website indicates that the price of the updated S9 is $ 351. The first batch was presented yesterday, June 18, but in a matter of hours sold out. The next delivery of devices is scheduled for July 21-31.

In early April, Bitmain introduced the high-performance Antminer 17 Series based on 7-nm chips.