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Cellminer: Bitcoin Miner for Cell Broadband Engine Architecture


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169w ago - Today Cellminer: Bitcoin Miner for the Cell Broadband Engine Architecture (CBEA) was made available via Github for Sony's PS3 entertainment system.

For those curious, this was developed on a PlayStation 3 using Debian GNU / Linux 6.0.1.

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From the ReadMe:

Requirements

Debian Packages [aptitude install ...]

• make
• gcc
• binutils-spu
• ruby1.9.1-dev
• libspe2-dev
- gcc-spu
- binutils
- ruby1.9.1
- libspe2-2

(packages marked - should be included automatically as dependencies of packages marked •)

Ruby Gems [gem1.9.1 install ...]

• net-http-persistent

System

In order to make use of your SPEs under Linux, you must have spufs mounted on /spu. For example:

# mount -t spufs spufs /spu

Or equivalently, ensure /etc/fstab contains a line similar to the following:

spufs /spu spufs defaults 0 0

Building

$ make

Running

$ ./cellminer --help

RPC username and password will default to those found in ~/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf.






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Natepig's Avatar
#21 - Natepig - 169w ago
I'm from the U.K. and this is not the case here. All top brands are widely available in all parts of the U.K. and you can get anything you want even in isolated rural communities via internet/royal mail.

xrayglasses's Avatar
#20 - xrayglasses - 169w ago
If you live in Europe there is a guarantee of $40+ USD s&h on anything not domestic.. this is why you're forced to buy brands like phillips and pentax there, cause they pay off politicians and lawyers to get cuts on importing. Don't believe me? look at any store outside of tourist areas in any European country it's *almost* all phillips, pentax and a couple other brands.

You're literally bruting data for seedy companies..how do I know... ummm.. cause that is what you're doing when you're generating keys for generic crypto ciphers and doing plain-text searches on the data after rounds... which is identical to what this does..

daveshooter's Avatar
#19 - daveshooter - 169w ago
Quote Originally Posted by oVERSoLDiER View Post
Interesting thought, but it isn't remunerate for data-mining. If your PS3 which beeps a few times and immediately ran off, is on 3.41 you can easily repair it with an PS Jailbreak dongle and factory mode - It does the same.


The one that beeps five times gives me no idea what firmware is on it to know where to start . Am I understanding you right and thats a 3.41 fault? I have tried a number of unbricking ways using a downgrader and many firmwares and jail-breaking tricks with now joy. The only thing I have not tried is the battery trick with the fore pins shorted which worked on another 3.41 box funny enough with another fault.

so now I have lost interest due to having others doing what I need, but I may just try one thing, before I call it a day with the five beeper.

I did think of stripping them down and using the cooling system for a 19" rack mounted aluminum hard drive cooling plate for a server, but I hopefully will go with SS drives instead now. I do keep the caddy's tho for easy harddrive swapping.

The cases would be good if your pimping your ps3, and wish to change cases back. Just a thought.

SuperSaiyen's Avatar
#18 - SuperSaiyen - 169w ago
I normally would've had my hand up for these for tinkering and learning with, but shipping from the U.K to U.S would be prohibitively high for me. Nice offering for someone nearby i'm sure..

oVERSoLDiER's Avatar
#17 - oVERSoLDiER - 169w ago
Interesting thought, but it isn't remunerate for data-mining. If your PS3 which beeps a few times and immediately ran off, is on 3.41 you can easily repair it with an PS Jailbreak dongle and factory mode - It does the same.

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