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11:32:56: <impomatic> The 94 hall of fame has just been updated http://corewar.co.uk/94hof.txt :-)
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18:11:57: <KK4MGV> ooh, fpga mars!? woah!
18:12:01: <KK4MGV> that is very neat
18:12:52: <KK4MGV> i'm working on running massively-parallel evolvers on a cluster of intel xeon phi's, and i thought i was innovative :|
18:23:18: <impomatic> Hi KK4MGV :-)
18:23:33: <impomatic> I think the FPGA board it's running on is about $200
20:09:28: <Doxin> I bet a gpu mars wouldn't even be all that hard to make.
20:10:46: <impomatic> I don't know much about GPU / FPGA programming :-(
20:11:53: <Doxin> impomatic: I know nothing about fpgas, but programming for a gpu basically boils down to making your calculation work on a lot of data parallel.
20:15:08: <Doxin> impomatic: the way I see it it'd be pretty easy to make a gpu mars run a couple hundred thousand rounds in parallel
20:16:39: <impomatic> I was reading about searching for bitcoins. Apparently software on a CPU is slowest, GPU is a bit faster, FPGA even faster.
20:17:18: <Doxin> impomatic: I accidentally made $50 using bitcoins
20:17:28: <impomatic> Now there are ASIC boards to search for them.
20:17:40: <impomatic> Doxin: how, by searching?
20:18:28: <Doxin> impomatic: I mined $5 worth in a couple days a while back, then suddenly they went from $100/bitcoin to $1000/bitcoin
20:18:35: <Doxin> impomatic: decided I might as well cash in :P
20:19:40: <impomatic> It's amazing how many bitcoin millionaires exist! It'd probably be difficult to cash that many out though.
20:19:51: <Doxin> hmm
20:19:53: <Doxin> I suppose so
20:21:11: <impomatic> I stopped searching. It made my computer too hot! I worked out the payback on the cheapest ASIC search board, but it wasn't worthwhile.
20:21:21: <Doxin> the margins are tiny
20:21:40: <Doxin> well used to be, not sure what they are after the recent explosion in value
20:29:45: <impomatic> There's one called a USB Erupter at 336MH/s. There were selling for about $20 at the beginning of November. Now they're selling for about $80. Not much chance of earning that back :-(
20:31:04: <Doxin> hmm
20:31:14: <Doxin> gotta be early to make a profit
20:40:55: <impomatic> Have you looked at any of the alternatives to Bitcoins? Litecoins looks interesting, but it asked me to download about 600Mb of stuff.
20:41:30: <Doxin> impomatic: I have looked at them, but I fail to see the point besides someone going "I made my own bitcoin with blackjack and hookers"
20:41:55: <impomatic> :-)
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