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Author Topic: MAJOR UPGRADE @ BitcoinPool.com ~ No Fees ~ Are you still paying to be a miner?  (Read 7141 times)
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June 09, 2011, 06:37:20 PM
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We've been working hard to bring you a much more friendly web site, more features, and a overall better Bitcoin Pool.

After several sleepless nights, we got the entire infrastructure of BitcoinPool.com upgraded.  Users can now have separate passwords for their miners and accounts.  You can set up different types of notification for when your miner dies or gets below a specified speed.  The overall service is running amazing fast now compared to what it was before.  We broken each part of the pool processes into it's own server, and connected EVERYTHING with 1Gbps Ethernet.  We got a NEW 50/50Mbps FIBER LINE activated, so there is a plenty of bandwidth available.  All the infrastructure now has battery backups for all the servers, monitor, and the network switch.  Everything could run for about 30-40 minutes if the power goes out.  The Fiber Optic connection has about a 4 hour backup battery too.  So *if* we we're to have a short power outage, we should be alright.

Here's a break down of what we are now using for the pool.  Some things have changes from what we originally planned, but it's all good.
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++ SERVER: MySQL ++
Dell 1950 1U Server
2 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E5405 (12M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) Quad-core processors
8 x 2GB DDR2 (16GB)
2 x 1Gbps NICs
2 x 250GB 7.2K RPM drives in a RAID 0 configuration
2 x 670 PSU for power redundancy

++ SERVER: Pool daemon (for miners) ++
Dell 1950 1U Server
2 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E5405 (12M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) Quad-core processors
8 x 1GB DDR2 (8GB)
2 x 1Gbps NICs
2 x 250GB 7.2K RPM drives in a RAID 0 configuration
2 x 670 PSU for power redundancy

++ SERVER: Website / Forum ++
Dell  1750 1U Server
2 x Intel® Xeon® Processor
8 x 1GB DDR2 (8GB)
2 x 1Gbps NICs
2 x 250GB 7.2K RPM drives in a RAID 0 configuration
2 x 670 PSU for power redundancy

++ SERVER: NAS Backup ++
2TB Seagate w/ 1Gbps NIC

++ NETWORK: Switch ++
HP ProCurve 48 Port Gigabit Switch

++ POWER: Battery Backups ++
2 x CyberPower AVR UPS Battery Backup. Each supports up to 900Watts.
1 x APC 1300 XS
 
++ POWER: Management ++
1 x APC Rack PDU Metered 1U, 120V, 20A
=========================================================================

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The old server.  Yeah, not that impressive.


The NEW SERVERS!






A view from the back side of the 42U


Both of the 42U Racks.  My roommates is on the left, mine is on the right.


It was already installed, we just needed to get it activate.  Yes, this is FIBER OPTIC run to the home, on a business account.  The servers are about 30ft of Cat5e away from this box.


And of course we need a speedtest.  I couldn't find any servers that would max out the line, but this is the best I could find. Smiley


Geebus working...


Myself working...


So that just about sums it up.  The servers are doing very well so far.  We hope you appreciate all the effort and lack of sleep we've put into getting things up to speed.  We're still doing some code updates here and there, and plan on releasing a few more tools on the site as well in the up coming days.  We'd also like to say a special THANK YOU to coderman for his help with tuning the DB to being able to handle several million records at any given moment.  

Stop on by and check it out.


HAPPY MINING!   Grin

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June 09, 2011, 06:58:16 PM
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Users can now have separate passwords for their miners and accounts.

It took you this long to separate miner passwords -- sent unencrypted over the Internet -- from user passwords?

Wow.  Just, wow.

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June 09, 2011, 07:07:31 PM
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How are you cooling all of that?

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June 09, 2011, 07:10:58 PM
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Users can now have separate passwords for their miners and accounts.

It took you this long to separate miner passwords -- sent unencrypted over the Internet -- from user passwords?

Wow.  Just, wow.

Actually, we've had it for awhile now, but we don't feel obligated to post every little change on this forum when we use our own. Smiley
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June 09, 2011, 07:12:52 PM
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WTF you're running it out of your house?  What are you planning on doing when the grid goes down?  What is your SLA on teh business fiber?

*EDIT* but v nice hardware Smiley  You and your roommate both have a nice rack
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June 09, 2011, 09:27:17 PM
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WTF you're running it out of your house?  What are you planning on doing when the grid goes down?  What is your SLA on teh business fiber?

About 4 years ago we had a substation blowup. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNHdW3ZOEWA&feature=related

After the substation blew, PGE redesigned the entire cities power to be able to quickly transfer power to areas that were affected by power outages.  So long as it's not this bad, we're usually back up within 15-30 minutes.

So get this, I was running this server off of my 20/20Mbps residential fiber connection for 3 months, and my ISP didn't say a word.  I guess if it's not torrents, they don't care much. Wink  I did ask them if I could run 1 or more servers from the business line.  They said I can run anything I need to for "my business", meaning web and pool servers are approved.

*EDIT* but v nice hardware Smiley  You and your roommate both have a nice rack

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June 09, 2011, 09:31:38 PM
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How are you cooling all of that?

Three servers are not producing that much heat...yet, but it's only 75 outside today.  We have two eight inch Vortex fans (industrial, not vortex PC fans) exhausting most the heat from the garage, and a box fan mounted to the front of the 42U rack just to give it some extra air flow.  Being 75 outside, the metal on the servers is still cool to the touch, so I don't think we're going to have much a problem.  Just incase it is a problem down the road, I got two idle AC units ready to go.

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June 10, 2011, 06:48:45 AM
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Thanks bitcoinpool.com for the server upgrade and the free 6870 from the contest!

Will upload pics of rig soon, the second card has doubled my hash rate to over 500Mh/s Smiley Smiley Smiley

http://bitcoinpool.com/uimg.php?u=gahphue9 (http://bitcoinpool.com/index.php?do=userprofile&id=gahphue9)
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June 10, 2011, 07:02:36 AM
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Awesome, you gained my miners!
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June 10, 2011, 12:55:23 PM
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Thanks bitcoinpool.com for the server upgrade and the free 6870 from the contest!

Will upload pics of rig soon, the second card has doubled my hash rate to over 500Mh/s Smiley Smiley Smiley

gahphue9, thank you for mining with us. 

If you too want to possibly win our monthly giveaway contest, then you should start mining with us sooner than later.
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June 10, 2011, 11:00:42 PM
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Card from contest furthest from CPU. Added to XFX 6870 just in time for difficulty increases Tongue

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June 10, 2011, 11:32:08 PM
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Cool are you guys part of Anonymous !!! If so great work!

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June 10, 2011, 11:45:18 PM
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Cool are you guys part of Anonymous !!! If so great work!

Being that Bitcoin is a currency that protects your identity, I thought it would be an appropriate mask to use. Smiley
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June 10, 2011, 11:51:32 PM
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those servers look expensive. How did you pay for them?

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

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June 11, 2011, 12:53:31 AM
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those servers look expensive. How did you pay for them?

We got them on an economic downturn discount from a very lovely company that used to produce facebook games.

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June 11, 2011, 01:08:15 AM
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I don't like that you have the mask on, creepy, im out.

I dont like the guy. How many reasons do I have? alot.
How many reasons do I need? none.
I just dont like the guy.

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June 11, 2011, 01:15:36 AM
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I don't like that you have the mask on, creepy, im out.

REALLY? Im sending my 5Gh/sec because of the mask Tongue


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June 12, 2011, 10:41:40 AM
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I don't like that you have the mask on, creepy, im out.

REALLY? Im sending my 5Gh/sec because of the mask Tongue

Awesome.  Thanks.
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June 14, 2011, 08:21:35 PM
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Down? Sad

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June 14, 2011, 10:41:15 PM
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Strong recommendation to avoid this pool.  The operators are rude, childish and extremely unprofessional.  Search their previous posts and see for yourself, many examples of swearing and unprofessional conduct.  Avoid!
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