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Hi guys,

Just reading up on this bitcoin stuff and how people use dedicated ASICS and GPU's for mining etc...

I have 16 Dell M610 blade servers in a datacenter, each with a pair of Xeon X5560's and 48GB of DDR3.

I don't pay for the rack/power rental so I don't need any detailed profit/loss calculations... What I want to know is can I make this spare hardware earn me an amount of money worth the effort?

Tom
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Bitcoin mining uses graphics cards more than CPUs, so you probably wouldnt mine any faster than a middle end video card.
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Yeah it wouldn't make you a whole lot, you might want to just think about setting them up for Folding@Home - they should really roll in the PPD on that.

But if you're dead set on bitcoin mining try and download GUIMiner onto the systems and run the CPU miner on it.
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wont make much of anything for bitcoin.. You might check out YAC coin it's for cpus.
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Thanks guys, I thought that to be honest.

Funny you mention Folding. I am folding on 3 of the them at the moment :-D

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