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Will add more organization to this topic later.


Here is my reposted video featuring the DE5 Net, a development kit from Terasic that has an Altera Stratix V as its FPGA.


The price tag for the chip and board is 8-9k USD, and the Quartus II software necessary to write to the Stratix V is 4000 for a subscription.


However, there are a few things that make me think this is still probably worth the price:


1) I truly believe with a few upgrades to the qdrii sram and improvements in code, it could handle anywhere from 15-40 MH. The Stratix V is certainly equipped to do it, it's a question of how upgradeable the qdrii sram is.


2) It runs on like 30w electricity and is portable in a briefcase.


3) the cost of 40 GPUs, 5-6 motherboards and PSUs, 15kw of electricity etc.. makes GPU mining wasteful and expensive


4) This FPGA dev kit likely has resale value in high frequency trading markets.


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I am an FPGA designer and don't see how you can get to such high values with such FPGA.


My knowldge of the algorithm is pretty limitted, but I have several large FPGA boards (Virtex 6 and 5) on my desk that I would love to test with this. My initial test using the C2VHDL converter gave me a 100k hash on a virtex 5 device which is not that good.

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