Ethereum in an ARM server (scaleway.com)

pepepepe Member Posts: 4
Has anyone tried to run ethereum in this platform?

I tried yesterday without success, If I follow the ubuntu/ppa installation it complains about the go version (which I can't upgrade I don't know why), and If I try to use the precompiled arm version of geth for the raspberry pi, when I execute geth I get a non sense error message: "Not file found".

Any idea on how to get ethereum running in this type of processors/platform?

Thanks in advance.

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  • PhonikGPhonikG Member Posts: 41 ✭✭
    You can reference my DevGrant project called Eth(Embedded):

    http://www.ethembedded.com
  • PhonikGPhonikG Member Posts: 41 ✭✭
    Also... in reference to the error you received for the geth binary, did you have the PATH set correctly?
  • varadarajanvaradarajan OttawaMember Posts: 2
    I would like to build a "ethereum computer" with all development tools. Is this a good hardware > https://developer.nvidia.com/jetson-tk1 ?
    "Nvidia puts the price of 192$ to the board and it offers it with a special edition of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that they fine-tuned for the device"

  • roz303roz303 Member Posts: 66

    I would like to build a "ethereum computer" with all development tools. Is this a good hardware > https://developer.nvidia.com/jetson-tk1 ?
    "Nvidia puts the price of 192$ to the board and it offers it with a special edition of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that they fine-tuned for the device"

    If you're interested in using this board to mine, save your money. Nvidia GPUs suffer from the absence of a certain instruction that Radeon-based GPUs offer, which decreases hashrates tremendously.

    BUT, for that price, you could invest in an R9-280x GPU and build a little mining rig. I'll PM you my setup if you'd like.

    Otherwise, you could buy a rasperry pi and set it up as a dedicated node, a perfect little "Ethereum computer." While it won't be able to mine, you'd have a small, friendly, dedicated, and IoT platform, ready to make DAPPS on. Here's the link to get Ethereum installed on it:

    https://github.com/EthEmbedded/Raspi-Eth-Install

    Hope this helps! :)
  • varadarajanvaradarajan OttawaMember Posts: 2
    @roz303 Thanks. My idea is not to mine but only as a development set up. So I can use the r9-280x GPu and a reasonably powerful desktop and I am good to go ?
  • roz303roz303 Member Posts: 66
    @varadarajan Sure can! Take a stroll over to the mining section for more information :)
  • intrepidintrepid Hong kongMember Posts: 13
    super cool @PhonikG I'm curious to know from your point of view, if you were to imagine an Soc, for a smartphone, specifically designed to serve Ethereum Dapps and decentralization well--and the greater world of Iot on the blockchain how would you go about doing it?--and would it be a worthwhile endeavor?
  • PhonikGPhonikG Member Posts: 41 ✭✭
    pepe said:

    Has anyone tried to run ethereum in this platform?

    I tried yesterday without success, If I follow the ubuntu/ppa installation it complains about the go version (which I can't upgrade I don't know why), and If I try to use the precompiled arm version of geth for the raspberry pi, when I execute geth I get a non sense error message: "Not file found".

    Any idea on how to get ethereum running in this type of processors/platform?

    Thanks in advance.

    @pepe We have been able to confirm that the incompatibility with the current geth arm binary and it not working onScaleway, and really any newer arm device, is that it is an `armel` binary, and most things now-a-days are `armhf`.

    Hopefully the xgo team can provide an armhf binary soon to be compatible with *most* devices.
  • PhonikGPhonikG Member Posts: 41 ✭✭
    intrepid said:

    super cool @PhonikG I'm curious to know from your point of view, if you were to imagine an Soc, for a smartphone, specifically designed to serve Ethereum Dapps and decentralization well--and the greater world of Iot on the blockchain how would you go about doing it?--and would it be a worthwhile endeavor?

    Hey @intrepid , I'm not so sure a custom SoC is the answer. Or at least may not be worth the cost of design/production. We are having great luck in building both eth and geth on a collection of embedded development boards. The newer arm processors that have been out for a while are generally 1or2 CPU, 2to8 core devices with anywhere from 1-4GB ram, so they are already VERY capable.

    Now if you are referring to mining power, then its a different story, but arm is then in the same boat as any other CPU mining setup, i.e.- competing with GPU's.

    On top of all of this, the Light Client LES may be on its way sooner than later: https://gitter.im/ethereum/light-client
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