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On Tuesday, Intel Corporation unveiled Blockscale, their new Bitcoin (BTC) mining chip. The application-specific integrated circuit, or ASIC, is designed to operate on a Proof of Work blockchain using SHA-256 encryption.
According to Intel, Blockscale will have a hash rate of 580 gigahas per second (or 0.58 terahash per second, TH/s), power consumption of between 4,8 and 22,7 watts, and energy efficiency of 26 Joules per terahash (J/TH). Each puce can be combined and placed in a single miniaturized unit, increasing the debit to a maximum of 256 integrated circuits per chain.
In comparison, one of the leading Bitcoin mining machines on the market, Bitmain’s Antminer S19 Pro, has a hash rate of 110 TH/s, requires 3,250 watts of electricity, and has an energy efficiency of 30 J/TH. A mining unit made up of 256 Blockscale chips would theoretically have a total hash rate of 148.5 TH/s and consume between 1,228 and 5,811 watts of electricity with around the same energy efficiency.
According to Intel, Blockscale will be available in the third quarter of 2022. Argo Blockchain, Block, Hive Blockchain Technologies, and GRIID Infrastructure will be among the first to create new systems based on the company’s ASIC. Jose Rios, general manager of blockchain and business solutions at Intel’s accelerated computing systems and graphics area, commented on the development:
“We are honored to engage with and give solutions to firms working to build a more sustainable bitcoin environment throughout the world. The Intel Blockscale ASIC will play a significant role in assisting Bitcoin mining firms in achieving both sustainability and hash rate scaling goals in the next years.”