The new French startup has started a new project to help improve mining operations for cryptocurrency companies. They’ve officially released a new space heater that is designed to be used in cryptocurrency mining platforms. Yep, the QC1 is a new heater that is for your home that uses a passive running computer inside. And if you guessed the computer was setup for mining, you were right.
While laptops are the most widely used computer, years ago – a couple towers used to be big enough to heat an entire room. And as of today, heat is still one of the largest challenges companies face when building a data center. You have to cool thousands of computers that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Qarnot started building specialized computers back in 2010. And the have now built three separate generations of computer-based heaters with multiple CPUs in each of them that are now being sold to construction companies needing heaters to fill their new buildings.
At the opposite end of the equation, there are companies like BNP Paribas, Blender, and Societe Generale, as well as Air Liquide who are using the heaters under lease for their own private reasons. Basically, Qarnot has now built a brand-new decentralized data center.
They are providing computing capacity with a very hard constraint for customers who have specific heating needs. And that is why the French company is now offloading some of their computers to be used in private data centers. They could prove to be extremely useful for the upcoming summer months.
Qarnot Mining Computing Heater From CPU To GPU
And as of now, the company is officially selling it’s first devices to companies directly. They are thinking in big terms and see these computers as the perfect addition to any mining operation. The QC1 has several features, two AMD GPUs and is specifically designed to mine Ether.
The computer only takes a few minutes to set up as it’s basically plug and play. All you need is an Ethernet cable and an Ethereum wallet Address in the mobile app. You’ll then be able to use the heater/CPU to collect Ether over a period of time, they will be sent straight to the address. The French based company receives no kick back on the coin, you get 100% of your Ether collected.
If you also believe in Litecoin, and that it’s worthwhile currency to be collected for the future, then you can also access the CPU/heater and set it up for the currency. It’s a Linux based server that you can access directly.
If you live in cold home and need heaters a lot – the QC1 is probably one of the best investments, you could make. The QC1 will kick its two GPUs into high gear and mine at a speed of 60 MH/s speed. The heaters have no hard drive space to speak of and are strictly passive heating. You won’t hear any fans buzzing either in the background. And if you want on, you can order the QC1 directly on the company website for $3,600 as of right now. You can also pay in cryptocurrency if you want. The company is planning on selling hundreds of the computers in the near future over the course of the next year.
And with the price of Ethereum currently, they project you’ll be able to mine about $120 a month with each computer. That doesn’t take into account any power being used though.
But that’s not what makes the QC1 stand out as it could the specialty cryptocurrency miner everyone has been waiting for. Mining is harder today than it ever was if you are paying the electricity bill directly. But you still need to heat your home during the cold winter months, so you may as well mine at the same time.