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Cellminer: Bitcoin Miner for Cell Broadband Engine Architecture


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161w 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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oVERSoLDiER's Avatar
#11 - oVERSoLDiER - 160w ago
Of course you could make money with this. But you need the right equipment for making it profitable.

daveshooter's Avatar
#10 - daveshooter - 160w ago
Do you mean, I could make money with this?

xrayglasses's Avatar
#9 - xrayglasses - 160w ago
Yeah but most of us are employed and have lives. Who wants to mingle with dirt bags who live in trailers and projects? Who wants to buy some POS weapon from one and risk a felony?

deepeep and sitemap can find stuff on deep web if you're that desperate. I'd rather do legit business and not be a loser though..

Linx86's Avatar
#8 - Linx86 - 160w ago
Guess you've never heard of the Deep Web, people can easily acquire handguns (among other things) using BitCoins.

I was kinda surprised to see something like this being mentioned to a larger public audience.

oVERSoLDiER's Avatar
#7 - oVERSoLDiER - 161w ago
Some shop accept BTC's but it's more for buy/sell to the market.

ATI is used because the miner are more efficient with OpenCL and CUDA isn't that good for it.

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