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MicroBT Announces Whatsminer M50 Series at BTC2022

Whatsminer M50s
Whatsminer M50s Official Launch Video, Source: MicroBT Press Release

During Bitcoin 2022, Bitcoin mining rig manufacturer MicroBT shared details on its forthcoming M50 series of Whatsminer machines.

In a recorded video played on the mining stage at Bitcoin 2022, Jordan Chen, COO of MicroBT, producer of the Whatsminer series of bitcoin mining rigs, shared details about the company’s new M50 series of miners: the M50s, M50 and M53.

The M50 series is expected to run at a higher power for longer periods of time than previous rigs in the Whatsminer series. The M50s, for instance, is air-cooled and powered by a 5 nm processor from Samsung that can deliver up to 15% better efficiency than existing series models. It can deliver 126 terahashes per second (TH/s) of mining power at an efficiency of 26 joules per terahash (J/T), according to a MicroBT press release sent to Bitcoin Magazine.

The Whatsminer M50s. Source: MicroBT press release.

The air-cooled M50 is expected to deliver 114 TH/s, with 29 J/T efficiency, running on 3,306 watts of power. And the hydro-cooled M53 series hosts 226 TH/s of computing power at 29 J/T.

The Whatsminer M53. Source: MicroBT press release.
The Whatsminer M50. Source: MicroBT press release.

MicroBT also framed the M50 series as a stronger entrance into emerging epicenters for Bitcoin mining like North America, which has seen a surge in its share of the Bitcoin network’s overall hash rate since regulators in China began cracking down on miners there last year.

“To support more customers from North America and newly-emerging areas, MicroBT is capable of producing and shipping over 30,000 pieces per month from its production site located in Southeast Asia this year,” according to the release.

MicroBT announced that each of the models in the series will be available for shipping beginning in the third quarter of this year.

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Bitmain Announces AntRack Series ASICs

Bitmain AntRack

Earlier this month, Bitmain announced a new rack-style mining hardware – AntRack. With features customized for large-scale deployment, Bitmain developed this new product to empower its clients to explore more potentials for their operations.

AntRack adopts a pioneering hot-swappable modularized configuration. The hash board, control panel, power supply unit (PSU), and fans, are essential parts that are hot-swappable for optimized operations. 

The hot-swappable design makes it a perfect fit for large-scale facilities, as it ensures the convenience to upgrade while maintaining eco-friendly operations. Once the AntRack is installed, owners can easily replace all the essential parts without powering down. When the new generation chipsets are released, the current hash boards can be easily replaced with the latest ones, effectively upgrading the current AntRack with the most efficient hash rates and power efficiency. Thus, it significantly reduces the human and resource consumption into new hardware, ensuring an eco-friendly operation.

To ensure mining operations are uninterrupted, and maximization of ROI is achieved. The AntRack adopts a 3+1 redundant operation power supply unit, bringing a total of 12+4 redundant operation for the entire rack, which is all hot-swappable, avoiding potential losses caused by power failure.

AntRack Redundant PSU

As an all-in-one rack-style miner, AntRack can be deployed quickly and conveniently.AntRack can easily be deployed and operational once its 3-phase AC power cable and network cable are plugged in, and the inlet & outlet for the water-cooling unit are set.

AntRack Easy Set-up Configuration

Knowing customers will have potential requests for large-scale placement, Bitmain provides an all-in-one data center solution – ANTBOX, that can house 10 AntRacks. This is a customized solution and can be designed per the client’s requests. It delivers all the advantages of AntRack into one package – eco-friendly, easy to deploy, upgradable, and reliable. By configuring the 3-phase AC power supply, network port, and water-cooling system, mining is possible in almost every location.

AntRack AntBox Solutions

Several water sources can be used on the condition that the water requirements are met, such as purified water sources from lakes and rivers. Utilizing the traditional cooling tower system is another option for other situations.

AntRack Water Cooling Unit Requirements

The main parameters of AntRack are as following:

AntRack Parameters

AntRack is a perfect fit for large-scale deployment of mining farms and data centers. 

Bitmain adheres to the user-friendly principle. By actively challenging the market and technological innovation, Bitmain strives to bring better products and services that can truly solve problems for our customers. AntRack yet again proves Bitmain’s determination and commitment.