I certainly hope no one is testing out new pool software/miners on the live Slush Pool site. That is a BIG NO-NO.
I had the same concern back in December (after what happened in December of 2015 with Omega) -- but was assured that Slush now has the ability to detect that sort of thing.
It's nice to see you over here on Slush! BTW, one of my B1 S9's is following the same path as yours -- I've been following your thread in the hardware support point by point -- probably will need to replace the controller soon -- lol... Have you considered the T9's?
Hi. I must have missed your post when you first posted.
Yeah, if it happens once, you have to wonder if it could happen again. If they say they now have the ability to detect that, someone must have to keep a pretty good eye on the miners that are connecting/hashing on the pool using some type of software. Pool hash has gone up by about 10PH in the last week. It seems the pool was doing better with less hash. But that is probably just my short-sightedness and/or my imagination.
I imagine that is not an easy thing to detect faulty miners on the pool. I know Kano does that by looking at the stats after each block, I believe. Not sure if Slush is not just saying that to ease concerns. But I hope they are really keeping an eye out for such BS. The luck has been up and down in the last week or so. But I know that is not unusual. I'm always impatient for a block each hour. But I know that is not realistic.
I will probably be going back to Kano after this full month is over. I hate the idea of my miners running 24/7 but only get credit if they are online when a block is found. I turn my two S7's (heaters) off at night and run only the four S9's. I feel like I'm wasting hash (electricity) by not getting credit for the work my miners do when they are online and no blocks are found. I hope that makes sense.
If Slush would use PPLNS or have that as an option, I would probably stay here. But since they don't, I feel like I'm throwing away all the work my miners perform when blocks are few and far between - as has been the case in the last week or so. Yes, I understand it is probably normal variance, but I still feel like I'm wasting hash.
As for my flaky S9, I was running it at 550 (it is a 600mHz miner) and it would show mostly all good chips with only one or two X's. I finally said, "Screw it", and I flashed the S9 with the auto-tune FW. It solved the problem with the S9 and it's hashing at 600Mhz again. Although it did raise the PCB and chip temps by 15-20c. It is still under 100, so I'm just going with it.
If you're having similar issues with an S9, you might want to try the new FW. IT MAY help. If not, you can always go back.
Best of luck to you!
Let's see some FREAKING BLOCKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
on this Sunday!!!!! The pool has over 160PH. To me that means a block per hour!!! LOL
Make it so!!
P.S. Am I wrong to think that 3 blocks over-night with 160PH on the pool is pretty pitiful? Just bad luck? It certainly seems like it. I know a block was recently found (about an hour ago). But before that, there were 3 blocks, then 18 hours ago, a fourth.
Just seems that with this much pool hash, the pool should be hitting more regularly.
I know pool luck doesn't care if you have 10PH or 100PH, but I'm not feeling very good about the pool luck at the moment. I know that can turn on a dime. Certainly wish it would, cause I'm burning electricity.
OK, enough complaining. I may as well be complaining that I haven't hit the Powerball lottery yet. LOL
Now to find some blocks before I power down the S7's later tonight.