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Author Topic: [40+ PH] SlushPool (slushpool.com); World's First Mining Pool  (Read 3928767 times)
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August 23, 2013, 08:25:49 PM
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I switched about 90% of my miners to a different pool today while all this gets straightened out.  I've mind for 2.5 years with slush, and kept about 10% still here now to see how it behaves, but have been bothered with the shares being marked invalid, then back to valid later (in the good cases).

I'm sure it is nothing, but just didn't want to take the chance.



We all don't know...most of the time it gets valid eventually, so let's wait, but sometimes you are hours busy with mining and it ends up invalid...that's not nice
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August 23, 2013, 09:00:47 PM
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I see. I never check back to see if invalids turn valid again but I'll check this time. Thanks for sharing the info.

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August 23, 2013, 09:43:23 PM
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Today I had a hour and half long round end up invalid so it's not such a huge deal but I have also seen a 4 hour long round going invalid. That's a good chunk of the day gone bad.

I'm not complaining, I just want to know what happens and why a round ends up invalid and what is the justification of it?

Though 253746 is showing invalid on the Pool page, it is valid for Slush on Blockchain.  Happening a lot lately -- must be a bug in the server code.
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August 23, 2013, 11:25:07 PM
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253746 appears to be fixed. Ya'll can start unbunching your panties now.  Grin

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August 24, 2013, 12:32:40 AM
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Why do some rounds take 4 hours while others take 7 minutes? Isn't difficulty a set rate and typically I see pool's power either the same or higher. So why does it differ so much? Is this a pool dependant thing or just Bitcoin?

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August 24, 2013, 12:40:09 AM
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Solving a bitcoin block is basically a lottery - the first pool to return a valid hash of difficulty greater than or equal to the difficulty level "wins" the block.   Since there are multiple pools (and solo miners) each time one of them solves a block and returns it, everyone has to start over attempting to solve the next block, and the lottery starts all over again.     

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August 24, 2013, 01:31:22 AM
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I get it. So one round is more than one block I suppose. Bigger the pool, better chance of solving it fast?

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August 24, 2013, 02:54:43 AM
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I get it. So one round is more than one block I suppose. Bigger the pool, better chance of solving it fast?

Yeah, one round is the length of time it takes for our specific pool to find a new block.  Can take 6 minutes sometimes and 6 hours others.  Our luck has been bad today unfortunately =(.  You're correct!  The more people hashing away, the greater the probability of our pool finding a new block. The reward however is lessened and distributed amongst more miners.

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August 24, 2013, 08:06:30 AM
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Hmm... my reward for round 19746 is about half of its normal value. How about you?

I bet my Avalons didn't stop mining.

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August 24, 2013, 10:23:07 AM
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I'm new here and to mining so maybe a n00b question but why does Slush's pool consistently show a lower average hash rate then my cgminer readout?

It was correct up until I got above 9gh now @ 12gh slush's pool consistently reports 10gh-11gh... cgminer has it @ 11.95 to 12.3 @ all times while the 5s average has a big swing in which the lowest hash rate seems to be the one recorded as THE average on slush's pool.

Normal?
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August 24, 2013, 11:30:23 AM
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6:20 seems crazy, wth.

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August 24, 2013, 01:35:57 PM
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Slush, Is there any problems with the pool? Im getting high pings and its not on my end.  It causes my miners to go idle very frequently. Ive done a quick trace route and output is below. Looks like on last 7 hops are around 100ms which is too high.

Could you look into that please?


 
  3    11 ms     8 ms     8 ms  popl-bb-1b-ae9-0.network.virginmedia.net [82.14.
127.245]
  4    17 ms    11 ms    12 ms  nrth-bb-1b-et-710-0.network.virginmedia.net [62.
253.175.57]
  5    10 ms    11 ms    11 ms  tele-ic-4-ae0-0.network.virginmedia.net [62.253.
174.18]
  6    11 ms    12 ms    12 ms  be3000.ccr21.lon02.atlas.cogentco.com [130.117.1
4.141]
  7    16 ms    15 ms    15 ms  te0-0-0-25.ccr22.lon01.atlas.cogentco.com [130.1
17.0.97]
  8    14 ms    15 ms    14 ms  te0-5-0-3.mpd22.lon13.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54
.74.54]
  9    88 ms    87 ms    87 ms  te0-7-0-33.ccr22.bos01.atlas.cogentco.com [130.1
17.0.46]
 10    91 ms    92 ms    95 ms  te7-8.ccr02.alb02.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.43.
14]
 11   100 ms    97 ms    99 ms  te3-8.ccr01.buf02.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.42.
241]
 12    99 ms   108 ms   102 ms  38.122.36.46
 13   110 ms   106 ms   107 ms  host.colocrossing.com [192.3.8.58]
 14   100 ms   100 ms    99 ms  198.23.162.126
 15    99 ms    99 ms    98 ms  192.198.107.178

Trace complete.
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August 24, 2013, 06:35:33 PM
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Is there a method of asking the slush pool how much my miners have earned to date?
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August 24, 2013, 07:07:43 PM
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Just check the graph?

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August 24, 2013, 07:35:55 PM
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Just check the graph?

The graphs give the daily reward and daily average reward but not the total to date.
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August 24, 2013, 07:50:17 PM
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I use multiple mining programs on different machines.  I wonder if running stratum-mining-proxy on one machine then pointing all the miners to it would be the most efficient.  I notice when I do, minepeon will ignore my --no-stratum in the miner.conf and switch to stratum+tpc and use stratum thru the stratum-mining-proxy.  Is this a mistake?  If each of the miners have stratum included would it be most efficient to point each miner at Slush's pool stratum address?  Stratum-mining-proxy was needed when I was using BTCMiner.
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August 24, 2013, 08:16:36 PM
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Doesn't make any difference, the proxy only allows getwork miners to work on stratum pools.  It doesn't do anything fancier than that.
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August 24, 2013, 08:42:20 PM
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Doesn't make any difference, the proxy only allows getwork miners to work on stratum pools.  It doesn't do anything fancier than that.
I had supposed it was a cache of potential work.
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August 24, 2013, 09:19:00 PM
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No luck today compared to the last few days, but sure the luck returns!

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August 24, 2013, 09:39:00 PM
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I'm trying another, bigger pool for a few days to see how different my daily income would be. So far in 18 hours out of 24 hours I have made same amount that I make in full 24 hours with slush. My payments per round are smaller but rounds are faster so ultimately it should be the same or only a little higher. I haven't seen a 4 hour round all day today with this pool.

Probably will return to slush because that's where I started and have gotten tons of support here.

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