Building a 80TB Mining Computer



  • UpDate!

    I'm going to build a 80TB mining rig, in the future it will be 180TB. I was trying to build this rig as economical as possible, but still have a good amount of power. Although the parts will be used or refurbished, they still have a lot of life in them, and if something dies it can be cheaply replaced. Except for the hard drives they will be new, at a minimum the drives may be manufactured refurbished.Down below you can see the specs.

    • MoterBoard: $100
      Manufacturer: SuperMicro
      Model: X8DTL-3F Rev 2.01
      Dual Socket: LGA-1366
      Chipset: X58
    • RAM: 120$
      Capacity: 48GB
      Type: 6x8GB 1333Mhzz DDR3 ECC Registered DIMM ( 16GB chips are $200USD each, thats why I went to 8GB per chip. $1,200USD for ram is insane! I think 48GB is good enough. )
    • CPUs: 30$
      Manufacturer: Intel
      Model: x2 Xeon X5570
      Cores: 4
      Threads: 8
      Base Frequency: 2.93GHz
      Turbo Frequency: 3.33GHz
      Cache: 8MB
    • GPUs: $100
      GPU 1: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
      VRam: 2GB, DDR5
      Core: 960
      TFlops: 2.008
      GPU 2: Nvidia Tesla M2050
      VRam: 3GB, DDR5
      Core: 448
      TFlops: 1.03
    • PSU: $110
      Out Put: 1200Watts
    • HDDs: $2,300 - $4,700
      Size: 8TB ( Total 80TB, goal 160TB )
    • Cable, Case, CPU Cooler, and etc: $250

    Grand total about: $3,000 - $5,500 ( Most of the pricing was based from eBay )

    I am trying to save for this in Burst. I have 14 TB now, and 90% of my mining is sent to this project, the other 10% of my mining is sent to the v2Pool asset. The revenue from the v2Pool asset is helping support this project. All you have to do to support this project is buy some shares of v2Pool from the asset issuer, it is 5 Burst per share. The asset dividends are currently based from the pool's fee at pool.burstcoin.ml and as I have mentioned 10% of my mining. In the future the dividends for v2Pool will be paid from the pool's fee, plus 10% of the mining from this rig, and from my 14TB. When I get this rig built I'm going to make another asset, that will buy 80 more TB. The second asset will have a total of 1M shares at 4 Burst per share. The dividends for the asset will be paid from 50% of this rig mining. The rest of the 40% of mining will be sent to pay for the power costs of mining and running the pool's severs. The pool is currently using ~440 KWh a month @ $0.10.

    The operating system I will be using is Ubuntu Linux, I will be splitting the drives across both GPUs to improve mining speed. When we get this rig done it will have a total of 160TB! :-)

    Asset

    The asset is based on 0.70% of the pool's fee and 10% of my mining, payed monthly.

    Buy from Asset Issuer to help support this project.
    Asste ID: 14111531369712118954
    Asset Name: v2Pool

    Escrow Account: http://burstcoin.biz/address/7846604023645387795 ( Burst will be held for 12 Months, by haitch )

    • Checklist
      MotherBoard: N/A
      CPUs:
      GPUs:
      RAM: N/A
      HDDs: N/A
      PSU: N/A
      CPU Cooler: N/A
      Cable: N/A
      Case: N/A


  • @Tate-A Whoops, I didn't see your post until just now.

    Older CPUs are usually cheaper because they have lower IPC (Instructions Per Clock) as compared to modern CPUs. IPC is much different from GHz. Generally, you always want to get the most modern CPU you can find unless you can source the mobo, ram, and cpu all for less than half of what it would cost to buy new. You can get a modern desktop board for around $100 - $140 and get much more value (and speed) for your money. That old board you posted doesn't even have USB3.0 ports, so I wouldn't pay more than $50 for it. I would recommend at least an i3 for a CPU, but you could get a cheap Pentium D and upgrade to an i3, i5, or even an i7 later (when you're rich). On the 1366 socket, you're going to be stuck choosing from obsolete parts in the future. Also keep in mind that older hardware reaches a point where it actually becomes more expensive because it's harder to find, on top of being obsolete.

    For example, even a low-end dual-core from the Skylake generation matches or beats an old Xeon X5570 in terms of single core performance: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Xeon-X5570-vs-Intel-Pentium-G4400
    Another thing to note here is that the Pentium G4400 supports OpenCL with its iGPU, whereas the older Xeon doesn't. It's also a nice option to be able to run your system graphics from the iGPU so you can dedicate your discreet GPUs to plotting or mining.

    If you can get 48GB of ECC DDR3 RAM for $120, that's not bad, but you only need about 8GB of RAM total to run the OS, a wallet, jminer, a browser, etc. More RAM helps for plotting, but I get along with 16GB just fine.



  • @sevencardz said in Building a 80TB Mining Computer:

    @Tate-A Whoops, I didn't see your post until just now.

    Older CPUs are usually cheaper because they have lower IPC (Instructions Per Clock) as compared to modern CPUs. IPC is much different from GHz. Generally, you always want to get the most modern CPU you can find unless you can source the mobo, ram, and cpu all for less than half of what it would cost to buy new. You can get a modern desktop board for around $100 - $140 and get much more value (and speed) for your money. That old board you posted doesn't even have USB3.0 ports, so I wouldn't pay more than $50 for it. I would recommend at least an i3 for a CPU, but you could get a cheap Pentium D and upgrade to an i3, i5, or even an i7 later (when you're rich). On the 1366 socket, you're going to be stuck choosing from obsolete parts in the future. Also keep in mind that older hardware reaches a point where it actually becomes more expensive because it's harder to find, on top of being obsolete.

    For example, even a low-end dual-core from the Skylake generation matches or beats an old Xeon X5570 in terms of single core performance: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Xeon-X5570-vs-Intel-Pentium-G4400
    Another thing to note here is that the Pentium G4400 supports OpenCL with its iGPU, whereas the older Xeon doesn't. It's also a nice option to be able to run your system graphics from the iGPU so you can dedicate your discreet GPUs to plotting or mining.

    If you can get 48GB of ECC DDR3 RAM for $120, that's not bad, but you only need about 8GB of RAM total to run the OS, a wallet, jminer, a browser, etc. More RAM helps for plotting, but I get along with 16GB just fine.

    I can cpu plot with Xplotter with 1GB of RAM just as fast as with using 12GB of RAM. Neither the Blago miner or the Xplotter are RAM needy, so, to me ram is not a big issue for plotting/mining. CPU speed, as you said instructions/sec, and good disk access either USB 3.0 and/or SATA are what's needed most.



  • Okay in thinking of getting this PSU: eBay.com
    The PSU has one 8 pin CPU connector, and I need 2. Can I get a Y-adapter or something, or will I melt the plug on the adapter with the load? This rig will be running both CPU and both GPU at full blast for at least a week or more.



  • @Tate-A said in Building a 80TB Mining Computer:

    Okay in thinking of getting this PSU: eBay.com
    The PSU has one 8 pin CPU connector, and I need 2. Can I get a Y-adapter or something, or will I melt the plug on the adapter with the load? This rig will be running both CPU and both GPU at full blast for at least a week or more.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139133



  • @Focus Cool thanks, do you know of one with a few more watts, like 1000+ watts?



  • @Tate-A said in Building a 80TB Mining Computer:

    @Focus Cool thanks, do you know of one with a few more watts, like 1000+ watts?

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139145



  • @Focus Thanks, that baby looks pretty bad***! I got cheap eBay PUS and they don't last, this one looks pretty good.


  • admin

    @Tate-A The corsair PSU's are great - I've got quite a few of them.



  • Asset dividends payout:

    A little over 14,000 Burst paid out! :-)

    v2Pool (14111531369712118954) Total found assets: 1000000, Assets to be distributed: 91549
    Summary of proposed distribution of  14123BURST to 77
    Based on asset holders at timestamp 80594521 (Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:22:01 GMT)
    ----------------------
    Number of assets, Account, Payout amount
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    1000, BURST-Q373-2HK9-Q9Z5-CDTQD, 154.26711379
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