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Title: What do I need to start a pool
Post by: carriun on May 29, 2011, 01:05:08 PM

Is there a pool starter kit? 

What kinda hardware & bandwidth would I need to run a good pool?

Is there a need for another good pool?

What % would be acceptable for the pool to keep? I've seen some 0% pools but they aren't very stable.


Title: Re: What do I need to start a pool
Post by: 1bitc0inplz on May 29, 2011, 01:15:32 PM
Expect to use in excess of 1TB of bandwidth a month.


Title: Re: What do I need to start a pool
Post by: dikidera on May 29, 2011, 01:17:29 PM
I can only assume Unlimited Bandwidth, 1Gigabit connection. Quite the ram for Bitcoin and mysql(if you choose to use mysql).
Fast drives.


Title: Re: What do I need to start a pool
Post by: carriun on May 29, 2011, 01:45:14 PM
Expect to use in excess of 1TB of bandwidth a month.


Bandwidth isn't a concern I have a couple GigE circuits available with 200-300mbps of spare capacity.

Wondering if there was a web/PHP/MySQL setup already to run the pool or will I have to re-invent the wheel.


Title: Re: What do I need to start a pool
Post by: Crs on May 29, 2011, 01:51:39 PM
do you need strong cpu or do you need a strong gpu to run a pool ? Or both ? I know I might sound silly, but just want to know all the details.


Title: Re: What do I need to start a pool
Post by: 1bitc0inplz on May 29, 2011, 01:52:21 PM

What kinda hardware & bandwidth would I need to run a good pool?


Bandwidth isn't a concern I have a couple GigE circuits available with 200-300mbps of spare capacity.


Ooookkkkkk  ???


lol  ;)


Title: Re: What do I need to start a pool
Post by: kodess on May 29, 2011, 01:54:18 PM
Expect to use in excess of 1TB of bandwidth a month.


Bandwidth isn't a concern I have a couple GigE circuits available with 200-300mbps of spare capacity.

Wondering if there was a web/PHP/MySQL setup already to run the pool or will I have to re-invent the wheel.

you'll have to reinvent that wheel, though it isnt big.

Its the only thing that makes every pool different. They all made their own app/program/script between bitcoind and the users.


Title: Re: What do I need to start a pool
Post by: dinox on May 29, 2011, 01:59:11 PM
Fast internet connection, fast drives, fast cpu. Much ram is nice if you are going to host site at the server too but are not needed for pool software.