Last year, Intel tested the body of water with the launch of the Bonanza Mine 1 (BMZ1) prototype, announcing the swaying commercial BMZ2. Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President of Intel and General Manager of Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group, Said on the company blog In February, “… Intel has announced its intention to contribute to the development of blockchain technology using its energy-efficient accelerator roadmap.”
Intel’s x86 PC chip isn’t said to be particularly power efficient, but the new BMZ2 is set to rock things in the crypto mining market when it launches later this year. According to Koduri, the company’s new ultra-low voltage BMZ2 chip offers 1000x better performance per watt than mainstream GPUs for SHA-256 based mining (think RTX 30XX series chips). This is a big problem because one of the main criticisms of crypto mining is that it consumes a lot of energy.
As reported by Business Insider, Cryptomining consumes about 91 terawatt hours of electricity annually. This is about the same amount of energy used to power Finland as a whole, a country with a population of 5.5 million.Not only that It will be a considerable amount of emissions, But it also delves into the profitability of crypto mining operations. With a power efficiency of 26 joules per terahash and a performance of 135 terahashes per second, the Intel BMZ2 is a powerful alternative to Bitmain, MicroBT, Bitfury, and Canaan’s established ASIC chips in the near future. Provide.