If you’ve been acquainted with me for any significant amount of time you probably already know just how addicted I’ve become to reinforcing my favorite public blockchains by mining crypto currencies.
You had me at ‘sit on my ass’!
This baby is capable of churning out over 100 million Scrypt hashes every second at about twice the efficiency of an equivalent G-Blade cluster so of course I scrambled to get everything plugged in and running just as soon as I heard the FedEx guy at the door. Time IS money, as they say.
Upon first review of my DHCP server I am dissapointed to see that no new addresses have been allocated where I would expect one to be. Time to start Googling!
It’s just as I suspected — The previous owner set a static IP on the device which is incompatible with my network. No matter, we’ll just blow away the controller’s OS and replace it with a fresh copy!
After fumbling the SD card and having to open up the Terminator’s case to retrieve it we finally have an operational mining system.
Upon revisiting my router and pulling the A2’s assigned IP into my browser I am met with quite possibly the UGLIEST mining controller interface I’ve ever seen in my life. However, it gets the job done and we won’t be staring at it very often so we’ll effectively paper-bag it.