French startup Qarnot unveiled a fresh computing heater specifically made for cryptocurrency mining. You’ve read that right, the QC1 is a heater for your huis that features a passive rekentuig inwards. And this rekentuig is optimized for mining.
While most people use laptops, back te the golden days of rekentuig towers, you could warmth a slagroom with a duo of desktop computers. And warmth is still one of the largest challenges when you’re building a gegevens center. You have to cool thousands of computers that run 24/7.
Qarnot began thinking about edge computing for gegevens centers back ter 2010. The company has built three generations of computing heaters with numerous CPUs and sold them to construction companies looking for heaters for their fresh buildings.
At the other end of the equation, companies such spil BNP Paribas, Societe Generale, Air Vloeibaar and Blender rent those servers for their own needs. Ter other words, Qarnot has built a decentralized gegevens center.
“We provide computing capacity with an utterly hard constraint, which is the heating needs of consumers,” co-founder and COO Miroslav Sviezeny said te a press conference. That’s why Qarnot can offload some of the computing to traditional gegevens centers. That could be particularly useful for the Summer.
From CPU to GPU
And now, the company is selling its very first devices to end users directly. The company thinks it’s the volmaakt use case for cryptocurrency mining . The QC1 features two AMD GPUs (Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX580 with 8GB of VRAM) and is designed to mine Ethers by default.
You can set it up ter a few minutes by plugging an Ethernet cable and putting your Ethereum wallet address ter the mobile app. You’ll then little by little receive ethers on this address — Qarnot doesn’t receive any coin, you keep 100 procent of your cryptocurrencies.
If you believe ZCash or another cryptocurrency is the future, you can also access the pc and mine another cryptocurrency. It’s a Linux server and you can access it directly.
If your huis is cold and you despairingly need to turn on the heaters, the QC1 is going to turn on the two GPUs and mine at a 60 MH/s speed. There are also traditional heating conductors te case those two GPUs are not enough.
Qarnot heaters don’t have any hard drive and rely on passive heating. You won’t hear any fan gyrating ter the background. You can order the QC1 for $Three,600 (€2,900 TTC) kicking off today — you can also pay te bitcoins. The company hopes to sell hundreds of QC1 te the next year.
With the current price of Ethereum, Qarnot says you can expect to mine around $120 vanaf month (€100). That doesn’t take into account your power usage.
But that’s where the Qarnot QC1 stands out and could be the crypto miner we’ve all bot waiting for. Mining has become increasingly stiffer if you have to pay the electrical play bill. But you still need to fever your huis during those cold days of winter. So why not mine at the same time.
Disclosure: I own petite amounts of various cryptocurrencies.