I'm looking into the re-use of ASIC miners to perform other mathematical tasks; for example, the sum of a prime and a random number producing a massive (arbitrarily long) integral value
i.e. sum(121 ^ 98435903485039)
Note: I require the result of the sum, not the hash of the result of the sum.
- What mathematical tasks can an ASIC perform?
- Do they have to be targetted specifically, or will the host machine naturally offload mathematical processing tasks to the ASIC?
- If ASICs need to be targetted specifically, how does mining software target the hardware capabilities of an ASIC?