Beijing-based Bitmain Technologies Limited, in partnership with several investors, is in the midst of realizing a one-of-its-kind data center in China’s North Western province of Xinjiang.
The planned data center would be capable of consuming up to 135 megawatts of power, which will add it to the list of the highest powered data centers in the world. Wind and solar energy would be the primary source of power for the data center. It is specially designed for high-performance computing and, considering the interest of most investors in the data center, mining of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin will be its major application.
Bitmain, with its expertise in building and operating similar data centers in China and abroad, has helped design the data center’s cooling and dust-free system. It has also helped obtain the necessary permissions and infrastructural support from the provincial authorities.
Bitmain hopes that this unique data center will set higher standards of efficiency and productivity for bitcoin mining facilities worldwide. To this end, it will also release the detailed plans of the data center after its successful completion so that the public can learn from the same. According to Bitmain’s Co-CEO Jihan Wu, “We have seen that most data centers in the mining industry are wasting considerable money or other resources. We want to provide a more professional and cost-saving example to the industry.”
A majority of the planned 45 structures were sold before construction began. The data center was originally scheduled for completion by the end of 2016 but may exceed that deadline because of an unexpectedly cold winter in Xinjiang.
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November 5, 2016 at 8:45 pm
If this data center would only mine bitcoin. What % of hashing power would it have right now?
November 5, 2016 at 11:30 pm
The internet is flooded with this stretched assumption, with claims ranging between 51% to 75% of the total hashrate.
November 8, 2016 at 4:15 pm
so it’d be mining the majority of bitcoin that is mined?
November 10, 2016 at 2:38 pm
I believe thats a far-fetched assumption because no one can tell with certainty what all investors would like to mine in their portion of the data center after its completed.
November 25, 2016 at 8:13 am
Already strucutres are sold out?
No chance to me participate in dater center now?
November 25, 2016 at 11:55 am
Yes, the structures are all sold out for now. You may try again next year.
January 3, 2017 at 2:14 am
i would love to participate in the next Auction of data centres structures. Please help me with the web-link (or physical address) of where it happens.
You’ve also mentioned that the documents of this structure will be released once it starts. I’ll be highly grateful if you may please help me with the link guiding for the same as well.
In the mean while, can you please help us with something that can hint about the upcoming sales of next batch of Antminer S9 (14 TH/S) ?
Its been 3 hours now, since I’ve been searching for the same in all the sites related to bitmain 😀
I know, that’s a lot to ask and ofcourse brings tons of efforts on you. 😛
But It’ll be really kind of you if you’d care to respond …
Thanks in advance..
January 12, 2017 at 5:15 pm
Please feel free to reach out to us via support.bitmain.com for your query and a Bitmain representative will respond to you shortly.