Cryptomining

AMD Navi 22 Cryptomining GPU Smiles for the Camera

AMD’s Navi 22 silicon powers some of the best graphics cards on the market. Apparently, one of the chipmaker’s partners has repurposed the die for cryptocurrency mining. VideoCardz today shared photographs of an alleged Navi 22-powered mining graphics card.

In screenshots VideoCardz shared, most of the graphics card’s specifications are blurred out, but Navi 22 (aka Nashira Summit) is visible, letting us know that the card was fabricated on TSMC’s 7nm FinFET process node. The manufacturing date is March 17, so the graphics card recently came out of the oven. The XFX logo is also clearly stamped on the card.

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Cryptomining Firm Purchases Site With 223,000 GPUs

Bitcoin mining and HPC application leader Northern Data has acquired 24,000 EPYC servers along with 223,000 AMD and Nvidia GPUs from Block.one, for the price of 195 million Euros and another 170 million Euros in shares. The new GPUs and servers will make Northern Data’s server infrastructure more powerful than the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Fugaku.

Northern Data expects full installation of GPU server systems to be complete by Q3 of 2021, with servers installed across several countries including Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Germany. The added hardware will boost Northern Data’s raw compute power by more than double, going

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