I know there has been some interested in #Bitcoin mining, so I wanted to publish here the stats from our little network over the last few days. We joined this bitcoin mining pool, configured all machines to run the Python OpenCL miner (poclm_py2exe). (See the News Lobster tutorial on how to setup GPU mining, and be sure to install the latest video drivers for your cards too!). Here are the stats of our three machines involved:
Total network capacity is somewhere just above 80,000 khash/s and in 24 hours we can expect to generate around 0.12 BTC with this pool (which at the time of writing is valued at about £1.50).
I should say these computers are not designed to be mining rigs, just our own personal computers and that all the SHA-1 crypto-busting does take quite a considerable toll on the GPU. On the plus side, we might just have found an alternative way of heating the house Lol
This is certainly not a get-rich-quick scheme, but if you have some processing time going spare on a PC that is already likely to be on (e.g. a web server or something similar) then you might be able to make a little this way. I feel it also important to point out that Bitcoin is inherently deflationary, so £1.50 today is likely to be worth more than £3 next month.