If all Bitcoin mining operations were a country, they would rank 61st in terms of energy consumption. This is because Bitcoin networks are estimated to contain the computing power equivalent to over 3.7 million supercomputers.
Fundamentally, Bitcoin mining operations and traditional data centres are similar in basic design and operational principles. Power must be brought into the building and distributed to the equipment, air distribution systems cool the equipment, and the building provides protection from outdoor conditions and security threats.
Although traditional data centres & mining farms might have few similarities, But there a few crucial aspects that makes mining farms stand distinct:
- Server design. Mining servers are designed to accomplish only one task. Mining servers can operate in temperatures as high as 90°F and 10% to 80% relative humidity. Cro Capita’s powerful mining server have an electrical support of 1.4 kW or more and dissipates high amounts of heat. Cro Capita also have larger cross-sectional areas to allow for better airflow across their specialized chips to enable better heat dissipation.
- Air distribution. In Cro Capita’s mining farm, servers are often mounted on industrial shelving units, allowing for quick replacement in the event of a device failure. This shelving is cost-effective to purchase and install. The openness of this configuration allows air to flow above, below, and on both sides of the equipment. Since there is no formal airflow management like hot/cold aisle containment, the air temperature at the inlet of the servers varies greatly.
- Cooling. By reducing or eliminating cooling system components like chillers, cooling towers, pumps, piping, and ductwork, Cro Capita’s mining farms can significantly reduce energy costs. Plus, with servers that can operate in high temperatures, outdoor air can often be used for cooling with no mechanical cooling required. Therefore, we pay keen attention to the geographic location of our mining farm.
- Energy consumption and efficiency. Energy costs are the primary concern for mining farms. Understanding the influencing parameters on energy consumption and financial return is important to maximizing Cro Capita’s profit.
- Reliability. Reliability is not a not key concern for Cro Capita’s mining farms, it is simple and easily replaced with another device in a jiffy.
- Maximum capacity. Mining farms are densely packed with power-hungry equipment that runs at maximum capacity 24x7x365. Cro Capita’s mining data centres have reached hundreds of kilowatts per rack, orders of magnitude higher than racks in traditional data centres.
At Summit Mining, we purchased & installed crypto mining equipment increasing our mining capabilities to provide better and higher profits for all our investors.
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