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Feb 14, 2015

A Rare Look Inside A Massive Bitcoin Mine

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by John Biggs — TechCrunch

Bitcoin mining is not a pretty business. It requires lots of specialized servers that are essentially unusable for normal computing and lots of cooling. But when you bring thousands of miners together in the same room, things really get ugly.

Motherboard has some fascinating footage of a bitcoin mine in Liaoning Province, China. The mine, set up in an unused factory, is a snakes’ nest of wires and high-powered fans, a sort of high-tech server farm that is so resource-intensive that it has to be optimized to a fault.
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  • r.p.berry on February 14, 2015 10:48 am

    Reminds me of my days long ago, when I worked at TI Texas Instruments.. Where at I had to weave through crawl spaces of wires and piping, to repair and run Nitrogen lines and sensors cables.. A mass/mess of wires and piping, not a true compatible grouping.. Ha.. {to say nothing of the security wires and cameras watching as we worked for the Harm missile System. Which President Cater killed just months after my employment there.. Scar to my forehead for nothing… Ha} Respect