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Mining with extra AMD CPUs?

Discussion in 'Cryptocurrency Mining and Markets' started by T_Minus, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. T_Minus

    T_Minus Moderator

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    I've got 2 4-Node AMD dual CPU chassis with 16 cores (8c each cpu) per-node / 64 chassis / 128 core total sitting around doing nothing... I need to heat my other office and was thinking about "pulling a @Marsh" and using the servers to do it.

    I'll end up paying around 28 cents per-kWH. If I can reduce that by 50%, or rather accumulate 50% of that in some type of coin I'd be happy.

    Is that possible? Or just sell those servers and get some GPUs?

    I have RAM, spare SSD, etc, to run the servers now though.

    100% new to mining, and don't want to spend much time configuring the software / OS on each so would prefer to do it once, and clone and repeat.

    Thoughts? bad idea?
    Someone want to trade me for a couple GPUs that could actually use this hardware?
     
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  2. Monoman

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    a lot of this depends on the performance of your 8c CPU's. Can you share specifics?

    As for the setup, if you decide to go this way I'd just do a docker swarm and use @Patrick 's easy Monero docker and be done with it. Very simple in a swarm.
     
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    @T_Minus you're better off selling then buying the coin instead of mining
     
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  5. Monoman

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    simple google searches show as of mid this year's difficulty you'll get around 4k hashes/second for all 128 cores. You can use that to figure out how much you'd make from a calculator.
     
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  6. Marsh

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    We both are in CA with high power cost.

    Each month, I am lucky to break-even after paying power bill,
    even happier if there is few hundreds dollars left to pay for hardware / toys.
    Winter time is great to keep house warm, summer time is a bear due to excess heat.

    You have new V3 or V4 CPU, as least the newer hardware let you break-even after power cost.

    Edit, I mine and hold , hoping for the price jump to be profitable.
     
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  7. ELit3

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    Go into GPU or find a place with a better power cost. 28 cents per kWH is outrages why not colo? I'm just getting into mining as well with GPU's though but I have a 0.03 oddish per kWH. I think I can do CPU or GPU hmmm how much would you sell the node for maybe I can play with it for awhile since I have some power to spare.
     
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