Name that Ware, May 2016

The Ware for May 2016 is shown below.

Xobs discovered this morsel of technology sitting in the junk pile at his HDB, and brought it into the office for me to have a look at. I hadn’t seen of these first-hand until then.

Despite being basically a picture of two large hunks of metal, I’m guessing this ware will be identified within minutes of going up.

13 Responses to “Name that Ware, May 2016”

  1. Richard Ames says:

    I’m in early with a naive guess from the west coast of the US. I see an RJ-45 Ethernet jack, a flying lead to an antennae connection, surface mount chips, a fan and some serious heat sink fins. I would guess a high power compute module. Looking forward to hints from those who find this more familiar.

  2. 0x3d says:

    An ASIC cryptocoin miner?

  3. Steve says:

    A driver/controller for a big fat motor ?

  4. Richard Ames says:

    I’ll refine my guess with the conjecture that the top board is a reflection of the bottom board and has network connections on the opposite side, so there are two compute modules here. Much power and modest network in, computations out, cryptocurrency sounds good. Also, the design seems reasonable but not refined, suggesting a small shop working on this somewhat niche product.

    HDB = High Definition Brotherhood?

  5. Jon says:

    controller/communication board with ethernet and an antenna connection.

    Top board and bottom board look to be identical and are connected to the communication board with ribbon wire.

    Lots of heat sinks…

    Some sort of controller for something high powered, large motors perhaps?

  6. pidge says:

    Bitmain Antminer S1. 180GH/s. ~200W Power consumption. Wifi router board for the controller. Superseded by the Antminer S3 (450 – 480 GH/s, ~350W) then the S7 (1.7TH/s, ~1.2KW).

    • http://www./ says:

      ah so theyre going for the ‘anti-commercial’ dollar’? to paraphrase├»┬╗┬┐ bil hicksor should i say “anti tv programme’ tv programme?and then he goes back to his computer gameswtfi…hate everyonejust want to put that out there