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July 15, 2011, 08:58:05 PM
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I have come across a few pools that one needs to create workers to mine. I don't understand the need for that.

Questions I have:
Should I create different workers for different GPU? Or should I use 1 worker for both GPU? Is it better to have 2 different working on different GPU? What is the purpose of the workers?
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Each block is stacked on top of the previous one. Adding another block to the top makes all lower blocks more difficult to remove: there is more "weight" above each block. A transaction in a block 6 blocks deep (6 confirmations) will be very difficult to remove.
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July 15, 2011, 08:59:44 PM
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You usually create one worker per GPU.
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July 15, 2011, 09:00:43 PM
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The purpose of the workers has to do with how the pools are set up I believe.
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July 15, 2011, 09:02:04 PM
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In my experience, it amounts to personal preference.  If you want to keep track of stuff separate, create multiple workers, otherwise, only create one and point everything to it.  Creating that one worker is the same as some other pool giving you a username and password to use.
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July 15, 2011, 09:04:37 PM
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This also allows for pools within pools to be created by other users.

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July 15, 2011, 09:10:51 PM
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That means it has no effects whether i have 1 worker with 2 different gpu in the same pool versus 2 workers with 2 different gpus in the same pool?
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July 15, 2011, 10:23:11 PM
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That means it has no effects whether i have 1 worker with 2 different gpu in the same pool versus 2 workers with 2 different gpus in the same pool?
As far as I can tell, however, someone might chime in later on and tell us that each worker at their pool gets a different group of hashes, meaning multiple miners on one worker leads to a possibility of stale shares.  I can't say that I know one way or another.  The first pool I used said I needed to create a worker and I could use as many miners as I wanted on it, but didn't provide any technical info for or against doing it that way.
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July 15, 2011, 11:32:24 PM
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Particularly on the pools that offer notification of idle miners, one GPU per worker looks like a good organization tool.

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July 16, 2011, 06:32:10 PM
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I was just looking into long-polling, and according to http://btcmine.com/page/help/#registration, "Using separate miner logins and passwords for each miner instance you are running is absolutely necessary for proper long-polling support."

EDIT:  And now I found this: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=16619.0
That says deepbit can long poll with 10 connections per worker, so I guess it just depends on your pool, but only if you're using a miner with long-poll support.
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