In looking for a new /used Audio/Video comp, I ran into this on Craigslist
Custom Built Scrypt Mining Systems
The system hardware:
1- Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 V4 PCIE v3 Motherboard
1- Quad Core CPU
5- Sapphire R9 280x Dual X GPU Graphic Cards
2- 4Gb Kingston Hyper DDR3 Memory
1- 1500w Cooler Master Platinum (equal to or greater then)
1- 802.11b/g/n Wireless Wifi Card
Well my first question even after reading the posts description was/is
- What the heck is a Scrypt Mining Rig used for?
So I looked it up - Nothing but on how to do it and how the are building rigs to do it. Something pertaing to [BitCoins...???] and the like.
Okay so I looked up what a scrypt is and according to Wiki
Originally Posted by Wiki
In cryptography, scrypt is a password-based key derivation function created by Colin Percival, originally for the Tarsnap online backup service. The algorithm was specifically designed to make it costly to perform large-scale custom hardware attacks by requiring large amounts of memory.
I did get the scrypt is based or has something to do with or is done with Graphics Card[s] - which would explain why there are 5 GC's in the above example system.
So what is Scrypt Mining? Is it a rig to do brute force attacks?
Second thought was - Wow! Five Graphics Cards... hmmm
Five GC's that's at least 5 Monitors - in the above system 10 since they are dual
- and if you make it 6 GC's and CrossFire each pair...
I'm just pondering the possibilities of something like this for CG.
- Could this type system have a use in CG?
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