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Efficient Cooling for Profitable Crypto Mining at Home

Big guys operating huge mining farms enjoy economies of scale and low energy cost. For residential miners to stay profitable, efficient cooling is critical. Especially so during  crypto bear market …

Mining Pods using HP Z620, CentOS 7.4, and CUDA 9.1

Below is a complete recipe how to build stylish, efficient and quiet mining pods from scratch. It is my second try at building crypto coin mining systems, after using a …

Configuring Netis WF2419 as 300Mbps N Wireless Bridge

The Netis WF2419 is a miraculously low cost (only about $13) excellent value wireless bridge/repeater/router. It can be used as wireless client, and includes a 4-port switch. This is great …

Realtek RTL8118AS Networking Working on Ubuntu 16.04 Linux on Biostar B350GT5

In many cases, Linux installs without the need for additional drivers or tweaking. For instance, CentOS 7.4 installed just fine. But sometimes it does not. In this case, installing Ubuntu …

Getting Started Transacting Securely in Monero (XMR)

  Note: Monero goes through periodical scheduled hard forks for making system upgrades. Check https://getmonero.org/downloads/ for the latest versions and SHA256 hashes. As of April 2018 the version is 0.12.0.0 (Lithium …

Thermal Design of Crypto Mining and Multi-GPU Rigs

When using computers with large number of GPU cards, cooling and thermal management quickly becomes a major headache. Here we discuss an approach of building rigs with rudimentary but still …

Control NVIDIA GPU Fan Speed on Linux Ubuntu 16.04

NVIDIA GPUs have fan speed profiles that control the fan to keep the noise to a minimum. In high-performance computing applications when the system is in a datacenter, it is …

Mining Ethereum and Other Coin on NVIDIA CUDA Cards

Mining crypto currencies such as Ethereum without specialized hardware such as ASICs is still possible with powerful video cards, or GPUs. No-one know for how long this will continue, and …