Bitcoin Forum
December 18, 2017, 11:45:03 AM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.15.1  [Torrent].
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Mining on external computer?  (Read 869 times)
Offline Offline

Activity: 62

View Profile
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?

Thanks in advance!

Best regards,

Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
Hero Member
Offline Offline

Posts: 1513597503

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Reply with quote  #2

Report to moderator
Offline Offline

Activity: 1260

View Profile WWW
June 04, 2011, 12:14:51 PM

No and no is pretty much the answer.

If you're searching these lines for a point, you've probably missed it.  There was never anything there in the first place.
Jack of Diamonds
Sr. Member
Offline Offline

Activity: 252

View Profile
June 04, 2011, 12:58:09 PM

Remote desktop.

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

Jr. Member
Offline Offline

Activity: 56

View Profile
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>

Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!