The brand-new Marathon center, improved 20 acres alongside the Hardin plant, will certainly be Marathon’s 2nd. It currently runs a 2MW, 26,700 sq feet information facility in Granby, in Quebec, Canada. According to Marathon’s website, Granby runs 1,400 Antminer S9 miners, which take in 1.3 kW each. The entire center supplies 19 Petahash per 2nd (19 Ph/s), which at present prices is much less than one bitcoin each day.
According to Marathon’s numbers, the brand-new center will certainly take in virtually 20 times as much power. It will certainly make use of Antminer S19 s, which take in 3.24 kW, making a total amount of around 37 MW. Marathon states this will certainly produce 1.265 Exahashes per 2nd (EH/s) when totally released following year. Marathon chairman and also Chief Executive Officer, Merrick Okamoto verified that 500 of the S19 Pro Antminers have actually been provided.
Marathon chairman and also Chief Executive Officer, Merrick Okamoto, stated: “The closing of this joint endeavor with Beowulf stands for the conclusion of a lengthy trip to have a Bitcoin mining center. Partnering with a skilled independent power manufacturer allows us to keep control and also assurance of Marathon’s power and also functional prices, at prices that stand for several of the most affordable in The United States and Canada.”
Beowulf has actually been trying to burglarize the information facility sector for time, back in June 2019 it made a decision to reconfigure its coal nuclear power plant in Somerset, New York City, right into a 250 MW hyperscale information facility. The business has actually stated that of its 2.3 GW of capability, it has actually allocated 500 MW a lot more for Bitcoin and also various other information facility usage.
Various other energies such as Greenidge Power in New york city state have actually purchased blockchain centers. In March Greenidge opened up a 20 MW mining center at its creating terminal, which has actually transitioned from coal to gas with the choice of biomass.