Nowadays, more and more people are digging FIL. As for the reason, part of it is because there are a lot of currency mining in China has been explicitly prohibited, such as digging BTC is not allowed. Part of the reason is that everyone is very optimistic about the future market prospects of FIL, and the sooner you join, there will be a chance. So what does it take to dig a fil? What are the requirements for the configuration of FIL mining equipment? Let’s follow Xiaobian together to understand it.

At present, the participating methods of FIL mining include mining machine and cloud computing power. Cloud Computing, as it should be called, is really the ideal way for retail investors to participate in Filecoin mining because it’s the easiest, fairly standardized service, and flexible investment. Buy mining machine trusteeship, one-time cost is larger. As a result, cloud computing has dominated the market, making it the primary way for retail investors to participate in Filecoin mining.

FIL mining does not mean that miners get what they find that day. In order to prevent large miners from selling and causing severe fluctuations in the FIL coin market price, the project party set up a 75% linear release mechanism. That is, 75% of the FIL coins mined in 24 hours take 180 days to be released to the miners in a linear manner. For example, a fully encapsulated 192T mining machine will mine 10 FIL in 24 hours, of which only 2.5 FIL coins are released in real time, and 7.5 FIL coins are forced to be locked in the warehouse, which will be released 1/180 times a day, for a total of 180 days.

At present, the mainstream mining machines in the market are based on 96T and 192T, which are professional IPFS distributed storage server specifications, which are consistent with the specifications of IDC room of Ali Cloud and Huawei Cloud. 96T industry standard is 2U. 96T server has 12 hard disk socket, each socket is installed on an 8T hard disk; 192T is 24 hard disk sockets, each socket installed 8T hard disk, is 192T.

The specifications of the general mining machine are not equal to the actual effective computing power. Usually, there will be part of the hard disk storage capacity is redundant, that is, the space occupied by the relevant system of the server itself and the safe backup data. Therefore, the 96T server is generally 64T, and the 192T server is generally 128T.

The CPU is at the heart of computing power growth. According to official sources and mine testing experience, multi-core, high-frequency CPUs can greatly speed up the storage encapsulation process. The performance of CPU determines the growth rate of computing power of FIL mining equipment. The more powerful the CPU, the faster the growth rate of computing power of FIL mining equipment.

The main role of the graphics card is to generate copy proof, CPU is “master” and the graphics card is “from”, no matter how fast the development of the graphics card, can only be for the CPU to share the work, rather than replace the CPU, so in FIL mining is also the case. The graphics card assists the miner to complete the SNARK calculation within a strictly limited time, and the main role of the graphics card in FIL generates “copy proof”; Protocol Labs will also explore the use of graphics cards in other parts to provide greater flexibility, as graphics cards make some computations faster, cheaper, and more technically logical than CPUs.

Because Filecoin mines in a more complex way, it consumes a lot of CPU and GPU resources in addition to a lot of storage. Filecoin’s large miners are different from Bitcoin miners’ simple superimposed computing power cluster mining, which requires the use of distributed computing + distributed storage cluster. To put it simply, mining at Filecoin, whether you buy a mining machine or a cloud computing power, ultimately the form of mining is the same, you can’t just put it wherever you want like Bitcoin mining. So instead of buying mining machines to dig out fils, more miners are now buying computing power directly to dig out fils.