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August 06, 2013, 01:04:40 AM
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I know there was talk in the past about internet bandwidth while mining, hence the reason for new protocols. How much bandwidth does, say 1TH/s require even with Stratum/GBT? 1MB/s enough? 5MB/s? 20MB/s? etc....

On a slightly different note, how much data is transferred on a monthly basis for say 1TH/s?

1TH/s is just because its a nice round number on the high end of most users. Basically the max a user would use at this point...

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August 06, 2013, 04:20:35 AM
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I know there was talk in the past about internet bandwidth while mining, hence the reason for new protocols. How much bandwidth does, say 1TH/s require even with Stratum/GBT? 1MB/s enough? 5MB/s? 20MB/s? etc....

On a slightly different note, how much data is transferred on a monthly basis for say 1TH/s?

1TH/s is just because its a nice round number on the high end of most users. Basically the max a user would use at this point...

On Stratum with variable difficulty, you should need ~1kbps (0.125 KB/sec).  It doesn't matter how fast you are, which is why the new protocols were implemented.  1 GH/s, 1 TH/s, 1 PH/s, with proper server implementation it should all use the same bandwidth per connection.

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August 06, 2013, 11:10:56 AM
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That does make sense. The faster your hardware the higher difficulty the software will run at, lowering your bandwidth usage.

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October 21, 2013, 11:10:33 PM
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Ok, that would mean ~10MB/day... how come my single eruptor is generating 70MB? I use winblows 7 for this test, but an idle OS can't consume 60MB per day for no reason with nothing special running right?! Guess I'll have to try raspberry then...

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October 22, 2013, 12:59:49 AM
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Ok, that would mean ~10MB/day... how come my single eruptor is generating 70MB? I use winblows 7 for this test, but an idle OS can't consume 60MB per day for no reason with nothing special running right?! Guess I'll have to try raspberry then...

isn't that because the eruptor... doesn't use variable difficulty, and must use 1?

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October 22, 2013, 02:10:57 AM
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Mining take really low bandwidth , its the wallet who steal up all your bandwidth....
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October 22, 2013, 07:45:59 AM
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Mining take really low bandwidth , its the wallet who steal up all your bandwidth....
Thank you That is interesting to know ,I can close my wallet since I only get coins every 2 weeks at moment .Then just open it up to let it update while I receive my new coins .

Much appreciated .
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October 22, 2013, 09:57:54 AM
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you didn't say you were running bitcoind/bitcoinqt (or w/e) before, wtf.

you can still run it, just turn off listen, change maxconnections to 2 or 3, and use connect= in the conf file to some good nodes.  then you'll never have your upstream saturated by ppl downloading blockchain

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October 22, 2013, 01:01:08 PM
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Mining take really low bandwidth , its the wallet who steal up all your bandwidth....
Thank you That is interesting to know ,I can close my wallet since I only get coins every 2 weeks at moment .Then just open it up to let it update while I receive my new coins .

Much appreciated .

No problem, my wallet is about 12.5GB now. Taking up most of my laptop space Sad..
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October 22, 2013, 05:56:07 PM
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the bandwidth usage is just low as 56000 bps (roughly 3KB/s) based on transaction block size,1024KiB.

However the value above is for fully synced only.
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October 23, 2013, 04:51:17 AM
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the bandwidth usage is just low as 56000 bps (roughly 3KB/s) based on transaction block size,1024KiB.

However the value above is for fully synced only.

My computer can do virtually nothing for bout 10 minutes while the client updates every time I log in .
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October 23, 2013, 12:58:13 PM
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the bandwidth usage is just low as 56000 bps (roughly 3KB/s) based on transaction block size,1024KiB.

However the value above is for fully synced only.

My computer can do virtually nothing for bout 10 minutes while the client updates every time I log in .

Are you using a wooden PC or a laptop?

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