San Francisco-based Bitfury Group has unveiled a ‘new suite of bitcoin mining hardware,’ based on its Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) chip, the Bitfury Clarke. The company announced the launch in a blog post published on September 19 and described the 14nm Bitfury Clarke ASIC as ‘unparalleled in performance and efficiency.’ The firm strongly believes that this new mining hardware will usher in new efficiencies to bitcoin mining.
Commenting on the launch, Valery Vavilov, Bitfury CEO stated,
“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.”
Bitfury Clarke supports SHA256 bitcoin mining. It ‘can execute a hashrate of up to 120 gigahashes per second (GH/s) and a power efficiency rate as low as 55 millijoules per gigahash (mJ/GH).’ Highlighting its energy efficient credibility, the company stated that the new chipset can run on 0.3 volts. As per data given in Bitfury’s website, the more power Bitcoin Clarke uses, the more would be the hashrate. The same is applicable for hashrate and efficiency.
The new hardware comes in Pb-free 6×6 mm FCLGA 35L or FCLGA 4L packages and provides integrated power-on-reset circuit and also a integrated controllable clock generation. It can also easily switch between two task buffers—one for SHA256 calculations and the other can be filled by the ‘task write’ command.
In addition to being sold individually, Bitfury is looking to integrate these chipsets into their mining hardware which includes mining servers and BlockBoxes. They would also utilize the chip in their bitcoin mining facilities in Georgia, Canada, Iceland and Norway.
This new generation mining chip is the sixth generation launch from Bitfury. The company guarantees that Bitfury Clarke would augment the execution of its new range of BTC mining hardware.
Bitfury is a ‘full service blockchain technology’ giant developing blockchain-based platforms to encourage companies digitize their assets. The firm sincerely adheres to the Lightning Network protocol which has the potential ‘to solve Bitcoin’s scalability issue and provide instant payment functionality.’