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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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#1 - elser1 - 161w ago
i'm not sure how this works. how do you get the coins? do you buy them so you purchase online? does your pc or ps3 "mine" them out of thin air? LOL

i watched the video but can someone please explain what it is and advantages over say visa card or paypal..

thanks

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