It’s been a little over a month since @peter gave you guys a sneak peak into the BSBC/FinTechGroupInc office. If you missed it, here it is:
I’ve been chugging along getting mining rigs setup and managing the heat in the office. I want to share with all of you how the office came about and an update on where we are.
After running a test rig for 6 weeks, Peter and I decided it was time to tackle the next obstacle…scaling. We wanted to know what it would take to manage an office of mining rigs. We knew that having 6+ mining rigs in one’s house would become inconvenient due to heat and noise. So we embarked on getting setup in an office. We decided that the initial build would be 10 mining rigs to 12 mining rigs. This meant we had to upgrade the electricity in our office. We had a certified electrician install 12 outlets in the room, each on its own 20amp break with 12 awg wiring.
As I was building the mining rigs I was adding GPUs slowly as I didn’t want to increase the temperature of the room too fast and have cooling issues. Our office is in an office suite and each office within the office suite is rented out to different tenants. So I had to consider the other tenants comfort as well. I ran a 15,000 BTU portable air conditioner in the room and ran the exhaust into the attic. Once I built out to 18 GPUs, things started to change in the office suite. The doors to the office started to stick, the air in the hallway started to feel humid. The back rooms were getting very cold due to the AC constantly running. So Peter and I had to make a decision. We had to install our own AC unit.
I had mechanical engineers do heat calculations to determine what size AC unit we needed to have installed in the office. We had a 3.5 ton AC unit installed in our office. The office was already small and now felt even smaller with this in it. We now had another electrical expense to factor in against our profits. So now there was no reason to build slow, I knew that I had enough cooling to go all the way.
We are currently at 9 mining rigs. 7 rigs are completely built out with 6 GPUs and 2 rigs are about half way done with 2 more rigs on deck.
Calm your OCD. I know the wires are not pretty and neat.
Peter and I will keep you updated on the progress of the office and let you know of any issues we are having. We want to inform all of you so that you can make better inform decisions.
Ask questions, we want you all to WIN!