Friday, 21 February 2014

Harvard supercomputing cluster commandeered to mine Dogecoin

Harvard supercomputing cluster commandeered to mine Dogecoin
Feb 21st 2014, 22:51, by Kwame Opam


An unidentified Harvard community member managed to break their way into the university's high-powered "Odyssey cluster" last week all for the purpose of mining Dogecoin, reports the Harvard Crimson. The offending miner was reportedly using the research network to participate in a mining competition, taking up significant resources from the cluster in the process. He or she has since been banned from using "any and all research computing facilities on a fully permanent basis." Wow.
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