[Fwd: Re: [Fwd: [HARDWARE] Just Courious......]]

Jesper Monsted jesper at monsted.com
Sat Sep 18 09:59:15 EDT 1999


> > A. Does the group think we can get reasonble commitments for 750 units?
> 
> It depends on marketing.  If the distributed.net website would consider
> adding a page/description about this device [what is it to be called anyway?
> don't we have to think of something clever and witty?],  I'd imagine we
> could get far more than 750 units.  Anyone who is seriously into this
> project would probably consider purchasing one.  And it is probably likely
> that some would consider purchasing more than one.  The key here is pass
> this beyond the hardware mailing list and see what kind of interest there
> really would be.
> 
> If you can get twice the break even point, price per unit should be cut in
> half.  Price is everything here... I wouldn't consider spending $300 for the
> unit, regardless of the keyrate.  I have a feeling I'm not the only cheap
> bastard out there.
> 
> > B. Can someone do an estimate of the kk/sec break-rate rating of such a
> > beast-board?
> 
> I think this is the next step.  One of you wiz's should definately try and
> work out an estimate here.  It's the only way we'll know if it's even worth
> it.

I agree - i'm very hesitant to shell out $150 for something i have no idea
if actually works, and if it does, how fast...

/Jesper

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 Jesper Monsted - RIPE: JM42 - jesper at monsted.com

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