In a Medium post published September 19, the Bitfury Group announced the launch of their newest ASIC chip, dubbed the Bitfury Clarke.
The firm plans to sell the Clarke ASIC individually, in addition to integrating the chip in their other BTC mining hardware, including its mining servers and BlockBoxes. The firm also plans to implement their new ASIC in its mining centers found in Canada, Norway, Iceland and the Republic of Georgia.
The firm’s announcement described the next-gen chip, saying:
“The 14nm Bitfury Clarke ASIC is fully customized for SHA256 bitcoin mining. It can execute a hashrate up to 120 gigahashes per second (GH/s) and a power efficiency rate as low as 55 millijoules per gigahash (mJ/GH). The supply voltage required by Bitfury Clarke can be as low as 0.3 volts.”
Valery Vavilov, Bitfury CEO, gave his take on the new ASIC, saying:
“Bitfury is looking at all factors, including silicon packaging, chip efficiency, optimal power distribution, cooling designs and speed of development when designing our mining hardware. We think that this will lead to solutions that deliver the best ROI to our customers — regardless of ASIC size.”
In December of 2017, Bitfury helped launch Toronto-based mining firm Hut 8, supplying access to mining hardware to Hut 8. Last July, Hut 8 claimed it had become the largest publicly traded operator in the world, reportedly mining more than 1,900 Bitcoin since their launch.
Bitfury is the first bitcoin mining firm to provide a full datasheet and reference design with their chipsets. The firm offers enterprise-grade professional customer support to their customers, along with top-grade design consulting for those looking to integrate the Bitfury Clarke ASCI into their mining outfits.
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