Urbanimmersive's Computing Power
Urbanimmersive Computer Power Services
Since 2010, Urbanimmersive is operating an in-house server room dedicated in providing computer rendering and processing power needed to support large-scale productions of 3D and HDR images used for its immersive AVU3D technology.
Today, a portion of UI’s servers are successfully mining Ethereum cryptocurrency while other available servers are still, for now, providing processing time services to UI’s affiliates and clients.
Urbanimmersive was previously only using its server room in conjunction with its immersive 3D technology needs, the server room is a typical in-house 3D rendering farm. These 3D rendering farms are built to process data at high speeds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Compared to normal data room servers, our infrastructure has been built to support high energy demands producing large amounts of heat. Those specifications are a perfect fit for a small crypto-currency mining operation and is the reason why we have converted some of our servers to crypto mining after having decided to shut down our internal 3D services production department in 2017.
Urbanimmersive is currently operating a ≈0,1 MegaWatt operation mining Ethereum. Before going forward with new investment and converting additional servers to expand the cryptomining operation, the Company has hired Catallaxy, a Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton group of experts. Catallaxy will provide expertise and guidance to assist UI’s continued blockchain development and integration in additional to optimizing the performance of the stand-alone crypto-mining operation. In regard to UI’s Ethereum crypto-mining operation, Catallaxy's mandate will be to review and benchmark UI’s mining operation performance to date, assist the Corporation in determining the full operational mining capacity of the server room and evaluate the investment and timeline required to reach full capacity. The Mandate report will support Urbanimmersive’s decisions in regards to the use and infrastructure of its server room going forward.