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   1626

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.

Bitmain to Launch Antminer T17 ASIC Miner Sales

New device is designed for mining cryptocurrency on the SHA256 algorithm, such as Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash
29 April 2019   192

Bitmain, a leading manufacturer of mining equipment, began selling a new device based on the 7-nm chip Antminer T17.

ASIC-miner T17 is designed for mining cryptocurrency on the SHA256 algorithm, such as Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.

The device is capable of delivering a hashrate of 40 TH / s and has an energy efficiency of 55 J / TH.

The Antminer T17 utilizes dual tube heat dissipation technology to reduce wind resistance. The space between the air inlet to the air outlet has been reduced by 50%, improving heat dissipation which further enhances the long-term operation of the miner and reduce maintenance costs for users.
 

Bitmain Team

Antminer T17 is the cheapest model of the seventeenth line - its price is $ 1270. The new model is available for ordering on the company's website.

The expected delivery date of the purchased devices is May 5-20, 2019.

In early April, Bitmain announced the specifications of the new 7-nm devices Antminer 17 Series. On the wave of hype, ASIC miners Antminer S17, Antminer S17 Pro were sold out within 24 hours.