We benchmarked several server CPU configurations and have data on the biggest drivers of performance. We also have resources to get started with Monero mining on your own systems.
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Monero is a cryptocurrency that put an emphasis on privacy and is considered significantly more anonymous than Bitcoin. That movement, and the privacy focus, has made Monero a top 5 cryptocurrency and pushed it into the mainstream with even a recent WIRED article on the currency.
The advantage of this has been that Monero is now very easy to exchange and has tools that are more mature than several other cryptocurrencies. For STH readers there is a larger implication. CPU mining can be profitable as well. We even allow folks to try out different configurations with our DemoEval service.
During downtime that affords us the ability to run, in a controlled manner, benchmarking and power consumption measurements. While there are various sources of user-submitted benchmarks, they do not provide exactly the same test setups to make apples-to-apples comparisons of Monero mining performance.
STH readers often have Intel Xeon E series processors with spare CPU cycles and potentially power budgets in data centers, so this is an application with a small footprint that can help offset some data center costs. No Promoting New Altcoins. If there is a new alt coin out, this is not the place to discuss or promote it.
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