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Has anyone tried running mining software on it? If so, what's the hashrate like? Also, can the GPU be used to mine? What's the hashrate for that, if it's been done. From the FAQ on the above linked site: That is, graphics capabilities are roughly equivalent to Xbox 1 level of videocore iv gflops for bitcoin.
Overall real world performance is something like a MHz Pentium 2, only with much, much swankier graphics. I think you need to provide an SD card too. Since the primary benefit of GPU mining is that you can run many parallel processes on the hundreds of cores typically found in most GPUs, the single-core nature of videocore iv gflops for bitcoin VideoCore GPU undoes most of that benefit.
Since the needs of Folding Home are very similar but not identical to Bitcoin's, it's probably not a videocore iv gflops for bitcoin to say that if CPU mining admittedly with a fairly nice CPU is 5x more efficient, the Raspberry Pi doesn't look like a strong contender. The RPI in and of itself is not worth using to do virtual currency mining on by itself. However, if you a nice powered USB hub and connect in the ASICs that plug in via the USB ports and download the proper software that can access these devices, then you've got a descent mining rig to speak of.
Essentially, all the RPI does is act as the surrogate for all the ASIC slave units and constantly feeds them data and ferries the data hashes back and forth from their source. One last thing, you may have heard of the Stratum protocol vs. Stratum helps you get less stale and has even better network performance than the old protocol.
Hope this clears things up like my message above. FLOPS means absolutely jack when it comes to videocore iv gflops for bitcoin processing speed of your Hash Bashing rig your crypto-currency mining computer. ATI cards are known for their single-precision floating point performance over Nvidia, that much is true. ATI also has better signed and unsigned integer performance than Nvidia does too.
ATI has slightly better logical operations per second than Nvidia does. The logical operations are the slowest and since you use a combination of both logical and unsigned integer you get a composite average of the performance between the two and of course the implementation of the mining application.