Jalapeno, one month later
  • Written by Sam
  • August 30th, 2013
  • Subject: Hardware

Jalapeno, one month later

Just a little status update for the Jalapeno that has been chugging along nicely for just over a month now. I replaced the obnoxious fan with a quieter one, and about 2 weeks ago I flashed the firmware, putting the speed up to about 7.5GH/s. This speed increase coincided with the huge difficulty rise earlier in the month, so the graph looks more even than it would if it were still running at stock speed. Below is my graph from Slush’s pool, and a screenshot from CGMiner. The spike to zero that you can see is me knocking the plug out and not noticing for a day ;)

Bitforce Jalapeno + Raspberry Pi + cgminer
  • Written by Sam
  • July 25th, 2013
  • Subject: Hardware

Bitforce Jalapeno + Raspberry Pi + cgminer

My BFL Jalapeno finally arrived. It’s a cute little box but the fan is really whirring away, so I ordered a replacement. It’s sitting in the living room plugged into a Pi which is also acting as a backup file server. I’m monitoring cgminer on this box through my VPS which has a tmux screen pane devoted to it, so that I can keep an eye on it without having to login all the time. It’s steady around 42°C and 5.3Gh/s.

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