@nikgl The focus on cloning a control board or any other PCB board part of Bitmain’s miner is the way to overcome several years of R&D and to get a system that is proving to work.
I couldn’t agree more with you on the fact to get something more innovative, but at this stage we have to start somewhere to get a knowledge on how these machines operate, so in the future we will be able to add our own touch and ideas into a new miner.
For me the main issue is not the heat generation but yes more the power consumption of the device that needs to be improved.
The ASIC issue i very problematic as you need to find the right people with all the knowledge available to mine different Algorithms and when you want something good you have to turn to experts like already established IP vendors.
In this case Samsung or Globalfoundries come in handy as Samsung is working on a ASIC chip, this will bring down the cost of production if they unveil it in the near future.
I already contacted Samsung to get more info in regards to their ASIC Chip i already got a reply, i believe the way this is going at this stage for me is the right approach.
I traveled 7 times to Shenzhen in the past 4 weeks to meeth with companies able to help and to get this up and running ASAP, i believe i will have a working prototype in the next couple of months. At this moment China is on a Standstill due to chinese new year…
Anyway if you have any suggestion of how we can improve anything please let me know.