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Re-purposing Bitcoin ASIC miners

Postby spleenbegone » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:47 am

ASIC miners are currently very cheap, and soon to be completely obsolete in bitcoin mining, leaving a large surplus that will probably make them cheaper. Has there been any consideration given to using them toward folding?
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Re: Re-purposing Bitcoin ASIC miners

Postby PantherX » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:27 am

Unless they support SSE2 or OpenCL 1.1, they can't do any of F@H work. From what I have heard, they are good at hashing and are optimized for that purpose only so running F@H is highly unlikely.
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Re: Re-purposing Bitcoin ASIC miners

Postby P5-133XL » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:47 am

This subject was addressed previously in viewtopic.php?f=38&t=25799&p=253973&hilit=asic#p258692
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Re: Re-purposing Bitcoin ASIC miners

Postby DocJonz » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:48 pm

P5-133XL - I was going to read about this in your link, but it seems the link fails to bring up anything ....
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Re: Re-purposing Bitcoin ASIC miners

Postby P5-133XL » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:58 pm

Try the new link (I edited it). Sorry about the previous link.
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Re: Re-purposing Bitcoin ASIC miners

Postby DocJonz » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:35 pm

New link works - Many thanks.
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