Large-time miner Simon Byrne went the additional mile and made a portable RTX 3080 mining rig that is capable of going 0-60mph in under 4.5 seconds.
The car Byrne used is the BMW i8, and within the trunk is a small RTX 3080 farm with six GPUs. Simon makes use of this machine to earn cash on the go when he’s away from his large 78 RTX 3080 mining farm.
We reached out to Byrne to confirm this technique is actual, and he confirms that he made it himself. The truth is, after we requested if it was actual, he responded: “Certainly, simply to harass players.”
Byrne additionally gave us some more information on how properly the farm features contained in the automobile. Because it seems, the BMW i8 has greater than sufficient energy from its battery pack to energy the miniature RTX 3080 farm. The automobile can output as much as 3500W from its principal outlet, and the mining rig consumes simply 1500W. The one “difficulty” is that the rear hatch/trunk wants to remain open, or the mining rig will overheat. (He additionally says that the system is linked utilizing an inverter.)
If you’re unfamiliar with the BMW i8, the hybrid automobile is optimized in the direction of efficiency with 369 horsepower in complete, however simply 141hp comes from the i8’s combustion engine, which implies greater than half of the automobile’s energy output comes from electrical motors. To deal with all that energy, the i8 comes with an 11.6kWh 353V lithium-ion battery pack; in layman’s phrases, the i8’s battery pack is greater than enough to energy a number of gaming/mining rigs if crucial.
Byrne additionally shared his broader opinion of cryptocurrencies, saying, “Cryptocurrency is open-sourced & decentralized. It is trustless, and there is not interference from a 3rd celebration. Nobody owns or controls it, and it doesn’t have a governing physique.”
“Crypto could also be pushed by code, however it’s fueled by a passionate, altruistic, open-sourced neighborhood. People who voluntarily make investments their time & power serving to others with out coercion or the specter of violence. They acknowledge that their success is dependant on the success of others. I am not in Crypto to make a quick buck, however I will take the bonus; I am in it as a result of it is a imaginative and prescient of a utopian world the place companies are acquired by way of voluntary relationships.”