I am new here and hope to glean some expert opinions. I am a disabled veteran and will be starting a bitcoin mining enterprise in the near future. I have done some research and feel that inquiring with some large asic makers to make a more profitable system is the smarter way to go. Can someone please provide some insight on the following build to mine bitcoin.

  1. Power Circuitry: Texas Instruments TL7700 Voltage Supervisor
  2. Communications: SHA 512 or Whirlpool 512
  3. 5 nm die
  4. BGA Design: Texas Instruments CFCBGA GDZ or best applicable model
  5. Processor: Multicore DSP+ARM KeyStone II System-on-Chip (SoC) 66AK2H14
  6. Cooling: EVGA Kingpin
  7. PSU: Cisco XPS 2200 x 14
  8. Server: ASIC Chips x 30

I am budgeted at $150 - $200k for the entire server setup including ASIC's. A separate budget of $100k will fund a 10 Kw solar array.

As I'm shooting for the stars, my goals are 150 TH/s per chip and 1000 watts per chip.

Thanks for any feedback.


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    \$\begingroup\$ Will you design the ASIC yourself, or have you budgeted something to hire somebody to do it? Good ASIC designers probably start at $200k/year. \$\endgroup\$ – The Photon Jun 28 at 4:00
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    \$\begingroup\$ Don't do it. You would be throwing your money away. \$\endgroup\$ – pericynthion Jun 28 at 4:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ Entire companies often cannot afford an ASIC. \$\endgroup\$ – DKNguyen Jun 28 at 4:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ Your estimates are too low by about 10x. \$\endgroup\$ – Elliot Alderson Jun 28 at 11:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ If you are "designing an ASIC", by definition the component doesn't exist yet. \$\endgroup\$ – duskwuff Jun 28 at 20:47

A budget of $150-200k is unlikely to even cover the NRE costs for fabricating a part at 5nm, let alone the cost of designing one. Your project is futile.

The rest of your "build" is mostly nonsense. XPS 2200 is an accessory for Cisco routers; CFCBGA is a proprietary package used by TI; EVGA Kingpin is a model of gaming graphics card… none of this makes any sense.


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