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Author Topic: [4+ EH] Slush Pool (slushpool.com); Overt AsicBoost; World First Mining Pool  (Read 4328503 times)
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November 01, 2011, 06:04:00 PM
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i've been on your pool for about 6 months, but the last week or so when i get home I notice my workers are at 0 MH/s. when I restart them, they go back to their usual rate, then in a few hours they stop getting blocks again and go back to zero, so I have to keep manually restarting them in order for them to continue mining.

I tried api and api2 urls and it has made no difference. is anyone else experiencing this issue?

Almost sounds like it might be a local network issue.

Im sure slush will be able to help you troubleshoot it, but now might not be the best time as he's been dealing with hardware problems on his new server today...

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November 01, 2011, 06:14:13 PM
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I tried api and api2 urls and it has made no difference. is anyone else experiencing this issue?

I'm assuming that you're using correct IP (which has been changed in last two days); then yes, I'm sometimes experiencing crash on my miners, too. I think it is caused some bug directly by miner or GPU drivers, because sometimes I need to restart machine completely. It's pretty annoying, because such outages like today can turn off many workers.

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November 01, 2011, 06:18:53 PM
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I had been noticing that my 4850 has been dropping down to the 300mhz after a while even though catalyst overdrive is turned on.  I would have to change the settings and apply and then change it back to get it going again.  I don't think I had updated the driver recently though.

But since I thought it might be an overheating issue I got a 6850 to replace it any way;).

So far the 4850 is working fine on another pool in my wifes computer though with the latest catalyst and sdk, though I do have the speed set a little lower than it was before.
The 6850 is still with your pool though slush.

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November 01, 2011, 06:19:23 PM
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Well, diagnosis is behind us, they're preparing new HDD. Unfortunately it's France, so it will be ready probably tomorrow.

Pool is now back up, I did some prevention like marking some parts of disk as corrupted, so I hope it will be enough until tomorrow.

I'm doing my best, unfortunately OVH support did some mistakes like they forget to setup RAID during server installation (heh). Now I know that I need to re-check everything they're doing.

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November 01, 2011, 06:38:24 PM
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OK, it failed again. Sorry, there's no other chance than wait for crappy OVH support to replace the disk. Damn! :'-(

I'm recommending you to go solo or join another pool, because pool will be down until tomorrow.

Edit: hooray, they started responding! Hope it gets better sooner than tomorrow.

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November 01, 2011, 06:49:26 PM
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OK, it failed again. Sorry, there's no other chance than wait for crappy OVH support to replace the disk. Damn! :'-(

I'm recommending you to go solo or join another pool, because pool will be down until tomorrow.

OK good to know. I should have told you to avoid OVH from the start but oh well.

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November 01, 2011, 07:28:03 PM
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Now that was a fun day. 8 Gpu's showing strange symptoms, back-up function failing time and again and sometimes entire black-outs on my machines.

I have some fears about French tech support, those of you who spent some time in France will know that customer service in general is horrible in France. And I tell you that coming from Germany, which hasn't a particularly good reputation for service either. Let's hope for the best.

In any case, Slush, your pool is the best and I will keep returning as long as you get stuff repaired again and again. Even mining at 0% fee at the former Btcguild gave me less than at Slush's I believe. Have been checking my numbers since the end of July. I'd hate to switch to NMCbit now, they have almost 10% fee, ouch!

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November 01, 2011, 08:02:58 PM
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OK, it failed again. Sorry, there's no other chance than wait for crappy OVH support to replace the disk. Damn! :'-(

I'm recommending you to go solo or join another pool, because pool will be down until tomorrow.

Edit: hooray, they started responding! Hope it gets better sooner than tomorrow.

I wonder what made you choose OVH. Did they give you a really good deal on dedicated servers? Have you ever considered rackspace? I hear they're pretty well regarded in the managed hosting industry.

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November 01, 2011, 08:24:07 PM
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OK, it failed again. Sorry, there's no other chance than wait for crappy OVH support to replace the disk. Damn! :'-(

I'm recommending you to go solo or join another pool, because pool will be down until tomorrow.

Edit: hooray, they started responding! Hope it gets better sooner than tomorrow.

I wonder what made you choose OVH. Did they give you a really good deal on dedicated servers? Have you ever considered rackspace? I hear they're pretty well regarded in the managed hosting industry.


Rackspace is well regarded, but completely insane on pricing compared to just about any other provider.  OVH (and Hetzner that I used and Deepbit still does) is the opposite: Budget hosting, shitty support.  High quality providers really aren't an option for running pools.

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November 01, 2011, 08:29:55 PM
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just asking out of pure interest: STRATO wouldnt be an option then?
how would a pool the size of slush or deepbit calculate the expenses for hosting?
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November 01, 2011, 08:33:01 PM
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I wonder what made you choose OVH. Did they give you a really good deal on dedicated servers? Have you ever considered rackspace? I hear they're pretty well regarded in the managed hosting industry.

Firstly, I had some good recommendation for them. Then I ask them directly how they handle DDoS and their response was pretty satisfying, they promise that DDoS attack won't be a reason for cancelling our agreement. Last thing is also that price for current server (which is mostly high-end; multi CPU, plenty of RAM, 10Gbit uplink, SSD RAID) was very good. They have officially 1 hour GTI and 2 hours GTR (time to repair issues), however they're totally failing now (which is hard to know in advance, unfortunately).

Btw I has been in touch with Rackspace, I even had servers here and hardware firewalls for fighting DDoS, for really insane money. But then I realized that even their "DDoS solution" is shitty for such large scale attacks which we have in bitcoin world, so I hanged it. And it was good choice, because their monthly price was *many times* higher than pool income at this days.

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however they're totally failing now (which is hard to know in advance, unfortunately).

Btw what's the probability that new server will fail second day in production, when I tested it almost a week? That's insane "luck".

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however they're totally failing now (which is hard to know in advance, unfortunately).

Btw what's the probability that new server will fail second day in production, when I tested it almost a week? That's insane "luck".

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November 01, 2011, 08:58:29 PM
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I wonder what made you choose OVH. Did they give you a really good deal on dedicated servers? Have you ever considered rackspace? I hear they're pretty well regarded in the managed hosting industry.

Firstly, I had some good recommendation for them. Then I ask them directly how they handle DDoS and their response was pretty satisfying, they promise that DDoS attack won't be a reason for cancelling our agreement. Last thing is also that price for current server (which is mostly high-end; multi CPU, plenty of RAM, 10Gbit uplink, SSD RAID) was very good. They have officially 1 hour GTI and 2 hours GTR (time to repair issues), however they're totally failing now (which is hard to know in advance, unfortunately).

Btw I has been in touch with Rackspace, I even had servers here and hardware firewalls for fighting DDoS, for really insane money. But then I realized that even their "DDoS solution" is shitty for such large scale attacks which we have in bitcoin world, so I hanged it. And it was good choice, because their monthly price was *many times* higher than pool income at this days.

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November 01, 2011, 08:59:42 PM
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2hr gtr sounds good
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Its over 6rs of problems now

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however they're totally failing now (which is hard to know in advance, unfortunately).

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November 02, 2011, 03:30:36 AM
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OK, it failed again. Sorry, there's no other chance than wait for crappy OVH support to replace the disk. Damn! :'-(

I'm recommending you to go solo or join another pool, because pool will be down until tomorrow.

Edit: hooray, they started responding! Hope it gets better sooner than tomorrow.

I wonder what made you choose OVH. Did they give you a really good deal on dedicated servers? Have you ever considered rackspace? I hear they're pretty well regarded in the managed hosting industry.


Rackspace is well regarded, but completely insane on pricing compared to just about any other provider.  OVH (and Hetzner that I used and Deepbit still does) is the opposite: Budget hosting, shitty support.  High quality providers really aren't an option for running pools.

I see. Thanks for the info. I guess as long as the provider has a reliable network then that's all that matters - especially if you're apt at managing the server infrastructure (as many of you pool operators no doubt are).


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November 02, 2011, 03:39:26 AM
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Might consider Amazon Web Hosting.   Not sure how the pricing compares to your current rates but there is a ton of different setups you can take advantage of including scaling options to automatically scale up when the server gets hit hard.  I'm not much of a server guy myself, but I'm told with the way it's setup and the features it offers, it would be able to handle large scale DDOS attacks.  Might be worth looking into at least. 

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November 02, 2011, 04:17:21 AM
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I just hope that slush's current web host doesn't back down on their promise and closes his account when a big DDoS attack comes - and it will come.

I looked at hetzner's site and I could not believe they're offering servers with 16 GB of RAM for just 49 Euros.

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November 02, 2011, 07:50:10 AM
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Slush - Can you assure us that no BitCoins or NameCoins were lost in the disk crash?

I can't speak for anyone else here but I know you have to run this pool on a strict budget what with the depressed price of BitCoins these days. I understand some downtime is always a possibility.
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November 02, 2011, 09:09:10 AM
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I just hope that slush's current web host doesn't back down on their promise and closes his account when a big DDoS attack comes - and it will come.

I looked at hetzner's site and I could not believe they're offering servers with 16 GB of RAM for just 49 Euros.


I don't think it would be proper server ECC memory at that price, perhaps some 8GB g-skill modules. But I could be wrong who knows Smiley
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