So thanks to the market flash crash the other day Bitcoin has fallen back into my radar. I started reaeding about Mining and it just sounds plain FUN haha, so I'm going to give it a crack. I did almost an all-nighter the other night just reading (And downloading Bitcoin blocks
). I fully understand that GPUs run giant parallel circles around CPUs, but it just so happens that I have a whole bunch of quad-core Xeons available at no cost to me, and they're doing nothing right now.
I'm going to drop Unbuntu on them and run a CPU miner and see how it all pans out. A couple of questions:
1. I'll probably have about 10 workers. Should I start my own private pool server to better ditribute the load instead of solo mining on all the machines?
2. Obviously parallelism is key here. I wonder, should I run at least 1 worker per core? Or more? Has anyone done any CPU efficiency tests on this?
Pool: pushpoold + frontend
3. Its been a bit hard finding info on what software combo is best to run since CPU mining has largely fallen away, but does the above sound good? Just wondering what the best is.