The Systech Cryptocurrency Experiment
How it all started!
We quickly find that managing the systems individually is not very sustainable. We research various management platforms and determine that there is really nothing out there that will provide the tool sets that we require. We decide to build out a cloud platform that we can orchestrate through a set of api’s and interfaces.
After a few weeks of time and some new power-edge servers we quickly rebuild 25-12 card mining rigs to run with docker.
We can now mine any cryptocurrency that we want and build api’s that will quickly mine what we feel is most profitable or interesting.
This not only allows us to hash the blockchain it essentially allows us the power to have the systems do any tasks or jobs we send it.
A New Design
The team goes to work creating a new racking design to further increase the supportability and efficiency of the mining rigs. This new design allows us quite a few options for placement in different types of facilities.
It further facilitates some additional options for cooling our systems. We again increase out capabilities and soon are running out of available power at our second location.
Modular by Design
At this point we are the largest cryptocurrency mining outfit in the region. With low power costs and the ability to effectively and efficiently manage our cloud based modular mining platform the team looks for further opportunities to increase its operations. Over the next few months we come up with a design for a mobile capable data center. We order 3 shipping containers and lease abandoned industrial facility that has the amount of power we need at a fantastic price point
Our 40 foot modified high cube shipping container designed for large scale cryptocurrency mining. Distributed power delivered at 240v. Our modular container has a filtered, air cooled solution that moves over 175,000 cubic feet of air per minute.
Thanks to the efforts of many great people we are able to pull off our modular platform. Here is a look at the finished product. Now to fill them with electronics.
We had a lot of fun building out a farm for ourselves, even with all of the challenges we came across. Would we do it again? Absolutely! The learning experience, the awesome relationships we cultivated, and the fact that it brought some of the best and brightest engineers in the area together to form our Managed IT Services company make the experience well worth it.