California-based NGD Systems, through its partner SSD Compute, seems to be seeking disruption Chia cryptocurrency planting Enter the market with its new computing storage device (CSD), Split automatic drawing CSD. Think of it as an integrated FPGA It will automatically draw Chia and then move it to the hard drive.
Chia is one of the newest entrants in the crowded crypto market and has quickly become one of the most popular markets. This is partly due to Bram Cohen’s attachment (the BitTorrent protocol became famous), and its “Proof of Time and Space” protocol, which claims to be a green way to handle blockchain security. It is said to reduce the power consumption requirements normally associated with Proof of Work (POW) cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and (currently) EthereumThis is where NGD’s CSD comes in.
NGD’s first batch of CSDs are designed for Chia mapping workloads, aiming to provide potential entrants to Chia mapping and agro-ecosystems with a previously undeveloped price/performance ratio.
CSD has a capacity of 8 TB, 16 TB or 32 TB to choose from, and automatically executes the drawing process (CPU and SSD intensive) and the farming process. During this process, the drawing you make will be performed according to each new Chia network block an examination.
The company claims that, compared to a purely host-driven mapping and farming process, drawing parallelization improves performance while increasing the energy efficiency of its solutions. Users of NGD System’s CSD can use their hardware resources (CPU, RAM, and storage) while using CSD’s own computing power. Arm-based CPU is the core of CSD (NGD does not specify which one), and can instantiate drawing creation, drawing and moving completed drawings without any user interaction. This means that parallel drawing will not exceed the budget of the system hardware, because CSD will not use system resources a lot.
According to NGD, their CSD does not have durability problems, and they use a proprietary error correction algorithm. However, NGD did not provide any evidence for these claims.
NGD even provides the option to purchase pre-filled CSDs, and NGD will fill these graphs based on the user’s unique Chia credentials. This makes it a true plug-and-play agricultural product.
In theory, you can buy a pre-drawn 32TB CSD, and then choose to move the 300 pre-drawn files already in storage, that is, 101GB K32 plots, to their final farming destination (usually a high-capacity HDD, which provides The best GB-to-dollar ratio). You can then use the computing power of the drive to fill it again or continue to unload to other storage media.
CSD has a 4-week shipping window. We have contacted NGD for pricing information.