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June 04, 2011, 11:46:43 AM


I'm currently wondering if the following is possible:
I have 2 computers A and B.
Can I run a mining program on computer A and tell it to do the calculations on computer B?
I.e. running a mining program on computer B without installing it.

Edit: If it is possible, would it even work if computer A runs with Windows and B with a Unix distribution?

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June 04, 2011, 12:14:51 PM

No and no is pretty much the answer.

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June 04, 2011, 12:58:09 PM

Remote desktop.

But it wont obv. work if the program doesn't exist on the other machine.

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June 04, 2011, 10:18:33 PM

Kind of and sort-of-ish.

You can certainly install (for most miners - this is just copying the .exe) on computer A.

You can then run that program from computer B using Windows file sharing or Linux file sharing (CIFS/SMB/NFS).


From Computer B:

\\computerA\c$\bitcoin\poclbm.exe --<my args go here>

For all intents and purposes, poclbm.exe is "installed" on computer A but being run from computer B.  poclbm.exe is not the best example here, though - it has quite a few supporting files that are required.  This method will probably not work with poclbm, but will work with ufasoft's miner or something similar.

For poclbm, you would need to map a network drive on computer B like this:

net use Z: \\computerA\c$\bitcoin\
poclbm.exe <my args here>

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